|What is meditation?|
"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence you will need to live, and die, well. Meditation is the road to enlightenment."
The purpose of meditation is to awaken in us the sky-like nature of mind, and to introduce us to that which we really are, our unchanging pure awareness, which underlies the whole of life and death.
The booklet, Natural Great Peace, compliments the instructions given in this chapter.
The link below gives details of some recent scientific research which has shown that meditation can have a significant impact on the function of the brain.