What is Meditation?

In Buddhism, meditation means “effortlessly remaining in what is.”  This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by realizing compassion and wisdom, or by working with the body’s subtle energy system and focussing on Buddha forms of light and energy. The most effective method is the identification with one’s own Buddha nature, which is taught in the Diamond Way. When the oneness of the seer, what is seen, and the act of seeing is unbroken – during and between the times of meditation – the goal of the Great Seal (“Mahamudra” in Sanskrit) is reached.

In this video, Lama Ole Nydahl explains the basics of Buddhist meditation and its extraordinary potential to transform our lives.