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Meditation, Spirituality and The Science of Meditation

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place with no noise, trouble or hard-work. It is to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in you heart”

Meet Clayton Micallef

Clayton was introduced to meditation and the practices of mindfulness, compassion and insight at a very young age.  Since then he has been a long time practitioner.  Personally he comments that meditation has been one of the practices that was the cause of a profound insightful experience in his life.     

“In the beginning, meditation was an attempt to alleviate my suffering. In a regular dose, repeated again and again and again, it was an antidote to confusion and a troubled heart. I think it worked, but not like I expected. It didn’t take away the pain but taught me to sit quietly with it. It eliminated the unnecessary fretting and showed me the beauty of how things come and go—empty, as the masters would say. It showed me that there is more to life than my thoughts about it, that my feelings weren’t the full truth, and that existence is vast and interconnected, including far more than I imagined.”

By Diane Musho Hamilton, excerpt from her book, The Zen of You and Me.

What is meditation?

Mingyur Rinpoche talks about what meditation is and some misconceptions surrounding it.  If you would like to learn more on meditation, spirituality and the science of meditation click below and go to our blog.