Case study

Meditation is central to Buddhist life for many. Its aim is to cultivate peaceful and concentrated mental states and to develop insight into the way things really are. One Buddhist technique is outlined in this clip, as are some of the challenges that can arise for the meditator.

For reflection and discussion

  • Why do you think it would be difficult to be a Buddhist and meditate?
  • How might meditation help a Buddhist to remain calm and not engage in war?

Give reasons for your answer and also try to provide any arguments you can think of that go against your opinion.

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