How to Meditate Like a Buddhist Monk

How to Meditate Like a Buddhist Monk

How to Meditate Like a Buddhist Monk
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Did you know that only Theta State Meditation is like hypnotising your own mind, letting you reprogram your subconscious to be more positive, determined, and creative?

It’s the secret to success without hard work. 

Considering the incredible emotional, mental and health benefits of meditation, how great do you think it would be to learn how to meditate like a Buddhist monk in less than a month? 

If you think this sounds impossible, I’m about to give you a simple formula that will prove to you it is possible if you apply it over the next few weeks.

Days 1-5: Thought Awareness 

The first step to practise effective meditation is noticing the thoughts in your mind. 

Eventually you want to control and focus your thoughts at will, but this begins with noticing the predominating thoughts in your mind. 

For the first five days, set aside 15 to 20 minutes a day to sit with your legs crossed on the ground and just pay attention to the thoughts that randomly come into your mind. 

Don’t try to change them or force them in any direction. 

Don’t analyse them and don’t think about whether you should be thinking of them. 

Again, this is an exercise in raising your awareness of your thought process. 

As you are doing this, keep your eyes closed and make sure you have nothing distracting you during the 15 or 20 minutes. 

At the end of the five days, move immediately to this next step: 

Days 6-15: Inducing the Trance State

For days 6 to 15, you will practise keeping your mind and body in what’s called the “hypnagogic state,” which is the deep meditative state between sleeping and dreaming. 

Lie down flat on your back somewhere comfortable and bend your arms at the elbows so that your forearms are at a 90-degree angle to your torso. 

This way, as soon as you doze off to sleep, your arms will fall and awaken you, keeping you suspended in the hypnagogic state. 

As you are doing this, pay attention to when your body is about to fall asleep, because the goal of meditation is to put yourself in this state and stay there at will. 

You’ll also find that random thoughts will come into your mind during this time; again, don’t worry about those just yet. 

During these 10 days, you’ll be learning how to suspend yourself between sleeping and dreaming. 

You might also experience “sleep paralysis” around the end of these 10 days. 

Sleep paralysis can be scary and sometimes accompanied by hallucinations ... just know that this is normal and don’t be afraid of it. 

Days 16-25: Thought Maintenance 

Some Buddhist monks refer to thought maintenance as “tending the garden of your mind.” 

What you will do is start acknowledging the random thoughts that are popping into your head by addressing them out loud. 

For example: “I am thinking about what I had for lunch.” “I am thinking about a blue sports car.” “I am thinking about what happened today at work.” “I am thinking about my dog barking.” 

What you’ll notice is that after enough practice doing this, acknowledging your thoughts will cause them to disappear from your consciousness. 

As soon as a new one comes, address it and wait patiently for the next one. 

Days 26-30: Deep Meditation 

During the last five days, you ought to notice a stillness in your thoughts and a peace within your mind and body. 

Remaining within this state for your entire meditation time will help you reap the benefits of meditation. 

If you notice thoughts coming into your head, go address them as you did during days 16 to 25, and eventually your mind will become still. 

TIP: Once your 30 days are up, make it a lifetime practice to meditate for 15 to 30 minutes a day. 

This kind of meditation will bring health benefits that will increase your lifespan and help you gain greater self-control, concentration, and inner peace.


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