Meditation involves the exercise of psychological discipline in order to transcend from the automatic, “thinking” mind into a deeper state of relaxation or consciousness, which entails focusing on one single point of reference.Meditation in Sri Lanka
Meditation is a recognized component of many religions, and has been practiced for centuries.
Varied meditative disciplines include a wide range of spiritual and psychophysical practices that emphasize different goals such as increasing focus, creativity or self-awareness, relaxation and tranquility.
In Sri Lanka meditation is popular, particularly amongst the Buddhist devotees. Buddhist meditation aids in transforming the mind. The country has many meditation centers located in various parts. The 2 main forms of meditation practiced at the centers are Theravada Buddhism, which emphasises the meditative development of mindfulness and concentration, and the Vipassana style of meditation, which concentrates on the rising and falling breath and then on some simple symbol, body part or concept.