Definitions of meditation:
(1) Meditation is a continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
(2) Meditation is a discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. It often involves turning attention to a single point of reference.
(3) Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation techniques that develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquility and insight. Core meditation techniques are preserved in ancient Buddhist texts and have proliferated and diversified through the millennia of teacher-student transmissions.
(4) Meditation is the art of relaxing your mind and body in an effort to relieve stress and feel calm and at peace. There are different forms of meditation including prayer, TM (Transcendental Meditation), mindfulness meditation, Zen meditation, Buddhist meditation, and Taoist meditation. ...
(5) Meditation is a technique of mind control with the goals of feeling an inner calm and peacefulness, profound experiences of self-realization and transcendental awareness.
(6) Meditation is a self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind. Most meditative techniques have come to the West from Eastern religious practices, particularly India, China, and Japan, but can be found in all cultures of the world.
(7) Meditation is a general term for a wide range of practices that involve training one’s attention or awareness so that one’s body and mind can be brought into greater harmony.
(8) Meditation: Different methods of focusing, breathing designed to bring about a heightened state of consciousness and/or enlightenment. In Usui Reiki Ryoho the most important and prominent is the Hatsurei Ho.
(9) Meditation is a practice of using mental skills to perform such feats as focusing attention on a single object for a long period of time; cultivating compassion, which involves the transforming of negative events; and creating a state of pure awareness of thoughts, emotions, and sensations without reacting.
(10) Meditation means of focusing the mind to reduce or eliminate conscious thought, to bring the mind to stillness or rest.
(11) Meditation is a development of the mind leading to awareness, tranquility and wisdom.
(12) Meditation is a process of concentration and relaxation, sometimes used to help relieve pain symptoms.
(13) Meditation is a technique in which a relaxed state of mind and body is induced by focused breathing or the repetition of a mantra.
(14) Meditation is the process of becoming deeply acquainted with one's own mind.
(15) Meditation is a way to enter a state of contemplation using an active mind, and engaging the metal senses through imagery, and imagination.
(16) Meditation is the techniques that focus the mind and promote a state of calmness so that one’s Mind (higher consciousness) and God (Cosmos Consciousness, Universal Life Force Energy, Creator or Great Spirit) can be brought into greater harmony to facilitate health and healing.
(17) Meditation has many forms but all are based on the concentration of an object, sound or belief whilst controlling the breathing. This is a powerful antidote to stress and anxiety.
(18) Meditation is a concentration to achieve "higher consciousness" and reflection. It is really great helpful in stress management and overcoming psychological crises. When practiced regularly it is described as a very helpful tool to assist in improving your life and relationships.
(19) Meditation is a technique to develop concentration of the mind. There are various types of meditation including: yoga, Chan/Zen, Roman Catholic, TM, etc.
(20) Meditation is nothing, but to train our own mind through the process.