How to Get Rid of Thoughts and Emotions in Meditation

A Way in the Woods

How to Get Rid of Thoughts and Emotions in Meditation

Do you ever long for dead silence in your mind?  Do you think this is what meditation really is?

Basic meditation is sometimes called “calm abiding”, “peacefully remaining” or “tranquility meditation.”

Sounds good, right?  Given the 15,000 to 50,000 thoughts popping about in your brain on any given day, a moment of quiet seems like outright bliss.  I bet you’re wondering, “Where can I sign up?”

Many novice meditators believe that meditation means putting an end to thoughts and emotions.  Well, at least the bothersome ones.  I’ll tell you a little secret.  Even experienced meditators may be hoping for the same isle of peace.

Is it devilish of me to burst the bubble?

The truth is it’s not quite like that.  Thoughts and emotions aren’t going to permanently cease.  But don’t worry, you can still find a bit of peace.

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The great meditation master Tulku Urgyen…

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