Investigating the nature of meditation

Ventura County Reporter: If you have pursued yoga or martial arts you probably have been exposed to the concept of meditation. Years ago when I was learning a Tai Chi form, I was intrigued to discover the nature of meditation. As an artist I found that how I approached painting was actually a form of meditation. Using the “eight limbs of yoga,” specifically the last three, dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption), we can investigate the nature of meditation.

The reason that painting for me is meditation is because I am drawn to it, and so a natural flow of dharana, or concentration, focuses my mind on the act of …

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