Meditate To Heal Your Mind

My husband I went for a nice bike ride this summer. We rode our bikes from Niagara on the Lake to Niagara Falls and then back. We stopped to check some things out while we were in Niagara Falls.

One of our stops was at Ten Thousand Buddhas Sarira Stupa, a Buddhist temple in Niagara Falls. I made a donation and received a book called How To Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide To Peace, written by the Buddhist monk Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu. I read this book and also watched the YouTube series that the book is based on. I have been practicing this simple way to meditate.

At the beginning it is explained that we may not be clear on our expectations about meditation. Here is a quote to explain “when you practice meditation according to this book please understand that it might not always feel either peaceful or pleasant. Coming to understand and work through deep-rooted states of stress, worry, anger, addiction, etc., can be at times quite an unpleasant process” also ” meditation isn’t a drug. It isn’t supposed to make you feel happy while you do it and then return you to your misery when you are not. Meditation is meant to effect a real change in the way one looks at the world, bringing one’s mind back to its natural state of clarity. It should allow one to attain true and lasting peace and happiness through being better able to deal with the natural difficulties in life”.

You can get a free copy of this book for yourself by checking out this link:


Published by Renée Martel

I am a yoga teacher, and an electrician. I write a yoga blog, and I teach yoga classes online. My other blog is called End Lockdowns. In a democracy we accept that people have different opinions, and we allow those opinions to be voiced. My opinion which is that lockdowns are not scientific, and do not create healthy communities. The medical community at one point knew that informed consent was an important value. Currently the medical community has been split and there is a vocal part of it that thinks there are no issues with coercion and force in medicine. The part of the medical community that believes in mandating medical procedures and segregation is currently promoted through social media and other big tech. We are seeing a huge shift in wealth as a result. Poverty does not make people healthier. I do not think using force and coercion in medicine is a health promoting way to function. In the future, this will fail. It is only a matter of when. "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other." Yogacarya Sri T Krishnamacharya 

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