Namchak Community Blog

Why meditate?

Meditation helps our brains to develop the right “muscles” that allow us to pause before that habitual knee-jerk reaction. When you learn how to pause a bit, how to return to the present moment, and return to your truer self, you ultimately benefit yourself, your community, and everyone around you.

You can bring peace—other people are not the “enemy.” You can practice sending compassion towards them. Even if you’re the only one in the room engaged in a mindfulness or meditation practice, you can act as an agent to help others.