What’s the difference between different types of meditation, like “mindfulness meditation,” “vipassana,” and “Transcendental Meditation”?

In Vipassana meditation, you’re taught to cultivate a quality of mind called “mindfulness,” which is simply a state of clear, non-judgemental, and undistracted attention to the contents of consciousness.

Transcendental Meditation is an example of a concentration-based meditation practice, where you develop the ability to focus on one particular sense object (like the breath) at the exclusion of all others.

Waking Up teaches mindfulness meditation and other more advanced practices, too. 

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