Zen Buddhist Meditation Technique Wins Survey

Zen Buddhist Meditation Technique Wins Survey

Posted in Meditation, Surveys by Anmol Mehta

Your Meditation Technique

Zen Meditation Most Popular

Here are the fascinating results of the most recent survey that we ran on Mastery of Meditation & Yoga.  In that survey we asked fellow meditators what type of meditation technique they favored and practiced.  Here is that question and the choices that were available‚Ķ

1. What Type of Meditation Do You Practice?

Breath/Body Awareness Meditation (Zazen – Vipassana )
Mantra Meditation
Chakra/Kundalini Meditation
Mind/Intelligence Meditation
Other
Do Not Meditate

You can read the original survey and the clarifications about each of the techniques here: Survey: What Type of Meditation Technique Do You Practice?

Here are the results…

Survey Results

Value
Count
Percent %

Breath Awareness Meditation (Zen – Zazen)
23
41.82%

Chakra Meditation
11
20.00%

Mantra Meditation
10
18.18%

Other
6
10.91%

Mind Meditation
5
9.09%

I cannot say that the results really surprise me, as I have often mentioned that Zen Meditation Technique (Zazen) is very effective and also, that this technique forms the basis of my own meditation practice.  This is not at all to say that the other techniques are any less potent.  When it comes to meditation, the key is to be willing to explore all the wonderful wisdom that is out there and find the type that suits you best.

To assist you in that, of course, I have plenty to offer  and here are some articles which detail and instruct you on how to practice these meditation techniques:

via anmolmehta.com

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