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Oprah Winfrey Discusses the Meditation Practices of Eastern Cultures
“People have been meditating for thousands of years across cultures, continents, and spiritual traditions, all with the goal of quieting the mind. Zen Master and Vietnamese Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, quiets the mind by going into a meditative state, while being mindful and fully present, carrying out simple everyday tasks, like walking and drinking tea.
The ancient Chinese tradition of Tai Chi with its emphasis on graceful, mindful, movement, has also been used for thousands of years to reduce stress and calm the mind. Walking maze-like labyrinths, for instance, have also been used for thousands of years as a meditation tool for reflection and positive awareness.
The Japanese culture on the other hand, has incorporated the meditative principles of Zen Buddhism into many traditions, from the tranquil art of calligraphy to the careful delicate shaping of the bonsai tree and the creation of an exquisite Zen garden designed to inspire quiet relaxation” (Winfrey, 2014)
Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D. on the Medical Benefits of Meditation
“Meditation does many things: it quiets the mind; it quiets the body; it takes away stress; and improves sleep.” (Chopra, 2014) – Dr. Deepak Chopra, author, public speaker and physician.
Chopra, D. (2014, July). Success through stillness. (O. Winfrey, Interviewer)
Winfrey, O. (Producer), & Connor, S. J. (Director). (2014). Super soul sunday series: Success through stillness [Motion Picture]. USA.
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