There are many yoga and meditation teachers in the world, good ones and bad ones. Who is who? It depends what you expect from your meditation. First choose the kind of meditation you want, then find a teacher that fits you. If you meditate because you want to relax, then staring in the flame of a candle will do, as will listening to new Age music, or doing basic yoga exercises. You’ll find many teachers who can help you with this.
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Helping as many people as I can to learn how to meditate and attain enlightenment through their meditative practice is my lifelong preoccupation. I always try to help new students of meditation as well as encourage them to establish realistic but ambitious goals in their meditation. Meditation as a tool for attaining a huge number of other benefits, not just imagination and inspiration.
In a way there's nothing very "Buddhist" about the meditation you'll find on Wildmind. When you pay attention to your breath, or to the sensations in your body as you walk, or when you cultivate feelings of love for another person, you won't have a sense that you're doing anything very "religious." In a way these are simply "human" meditation practices -- ways that a human being can pay attention to his or her own experience, and gently cultivate greater awareness and love.
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