Parampreet Singh

Why is meditation making me more irritated and angry?

Can meditation make us MORE irritable and angry? Yes! It may even be likely it does that. Let’s look at whats happening, why it happens, and what to do about it What’s happening You’ve finished meditating, you’re in your happy place, you’re blissed out, it’s awesome. Then you do something else, something as simple as…

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What is the difference between meditation and mindfulness?

What’s the difference between meditation and mindfulness? When I researched this online, ninety percent of the websites edged towards the answer that mindfulness is the bigger, overarching umbrella term under which meditation fits. Meditation is a type of mindfulness. I think these sources have it backwards. Meditation is not a type of mindfulness, on the…

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How can I meditate to music and what is kirtan?

What is Kirtan? Kirtan refers to devotional songs and music from the various Indian religious traditions. I grew up in one of these traditions. I grew up in a Sikh household and there was always kirtan music playing in the background in our home. When I was a child, the stereo cabinet in our living…

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Can I meditate to music?

Can you meditate to music? The short answer is yes, you can meditate to music. In fact some meditation traditions actually encourage using music for meditation. One such tradition is kirtan which is an Indian devotional music tradition. However, other meditation traditions, like some early Buddhist traditions, discourage using music for meditation. The Vinaya which…

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Do I need a timer to meditate?

Do I need a timer to meditate? The short answer is when you’re starting out in meditation then yes, I recommend using a timer. It’s not necessary, you don’t need a timer, but it sure is helpful. In the beginning stages of meditation, you’re not a superhero meditator.  Well most likely you’re not a superhero…

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How do you deepen your meditation?

How do I deepen my meditation? The short answer with experience and practice. On this podcast we like to compare meditation to learning music and that comparison works for this question too. At first when you’re struggling to learn an instrument, you’re trying to figure out the fingering, the pacing of the notes, you might…

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Do you have to close your eyes to meditate?

Do you have to close your eyes to meditate? The short answer is no you do not. You can absolutely keep your eyes open for meditation. There are many, many traditions of meditation that involve keeping the eyes either partially or completely open.You are in good company if you don’t feel comfortable closing your eyes…

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Is relaxation the same as meditation?

I know a lot of people turn to meditation because they want to be able to relax better. Or maybe even just relax a little bit. They want to be able to get away from the intensity, the stress, the hustle bustle of everyday taskiness and responsibilities of life. They just want to be able…

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Does meditation change and rewire your brain?

If we research this question online, we’re going to come across headlines like: Meditation Actually Changes Your Brain Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain Meditation Rewires Your Brain. Are these headlines overblown hype or are they true? The answer is the above headlines are not overblown hype. They’re true. But here’s the thing, everything changes your…

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What are the benefits of meditation?

What are the benefits of meditation? In the last episode, we took an honest look at the question. Can meditation be bad for us? And it turns out there’s many cases in which yes, meditation can actually be bad for us. As I mentioned in the last episode, I love meditation and I meditate every…

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