posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 05:39 AM
You really ought to look at Buddhism and its rich meditative tradition. Buddhism is a non-theistic religion. It does not posit the existence of an
all powerful God the way the middle eastern religions do.
Specifically, you should look into Zen Buddhism, since it places a lot of emphasis on "zazen", seated meditation, as the key way to finding
enlightenment. I've been practicing Buddhist meditation for years now, and it is a tremendous aid in helping oneself find balance in body and
mind. What I like about Zen especially is that it's so practical. There is nothing theoretical or theological about it. When I first went to a
zendo (a place where Zen mediation is done communally) the Roshi (head teacher) said don't think about the Buddha or amorphous concepts like satori
(enlightenment). Just sit and count your breaths. That was it. If you are fortunate enough to live near a Zen dojo, it can be well worth the time
to take a look.