meditation is a way of calming the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily lives. Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment.
buddhism is a path of individual transformation. It teaches us to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. By developing a more positive outlook, and in particular by deepening our wisdom and compassion, we can improve the quality of our life and gain great power to help others.
when the turbulence of distracting thoughts
subsides and our mind becomes still,
a deep happiness and contentment naturally
arises from within
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from the book
The New Meditation Handbook