Meditation is the general term for focused practices that train our attention so we can improve our emotional stability, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. Meditation practices are present in many different spiritual and religious traditions, and they have been adapted for many secular purposes regarding physical and mental health. There are dozens of types of meditation, from those focusing on stillness to those focused on movement; from those focusing on a principle, idea, or object to those focusing on emptying the mind from any thoughts at all. Some use meditation to enhance their connection to the transcendent or divine, while others use it to connect to the physical world. Most meditation practices involve attention to breathing, the body, and the present moment; all practices aim to increase the practitioner’s sense of well-being.


A Simple Explanation of Consciousness—Meditation Tips with Light Watkins

Meditation teacher Light Watkins breaks down the concept of consciousness and how it relates to the practice of meditation in practical ways.


Robert A. Monroe on Exploring Expanded Consciousness

Bob discusses the experience of exploring higher consciousness through out-of-body experiences and audio-induced gamma brainwave states.


Mind-Body Connection (Pt. 1): Love as Potential

Paul Chek shares a mix of current scientific opinion, metaphysics, and my experiences with tai-chi, Qi-gong, meditation, and my experiences in shamanism as a means of explaining what he personally feels unconditional love (UCL) is, and how that relates to consciousness.


Psychedelics: Treating Addiction, Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Roland Griffiths

Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction.


Mindfulness Meditation