Meditation and Religion

 

The great benefit of meditation is realising unity; a sense of oneness and harmony with the rest of the world. Individuals can find their real selves in this unity.

Practising meditation can therefore make it easier to appreciate truths that are common to all the world's great teachings and religions. However, the practice of meditation itself is not a religion and does not require holding a particular set of beliefs.

 

For those who wish to explore further, the school holds discussion groups that draw on the teachings from which this form of meditation comes. This is Advaita Vedanta, a branch of the Vedic tradition disseminated originally by the ninth century Indian teacher and philosopher Shankara. The light that Advaita casts on Self-discovery in stillness can be seen in various other religious and philosophical teachings from around the world.