Meditation is an important aspect of the spiritual practice. Although the Theosophical approach refrains from promoting any particular system of meditation for all people to follow, a wealth of teachings about meditation can be found in the Theosophical literature. In this section we offer some of the suggestions recommended.
Note: The links are listed alphabetically by the author's name, and not according to any particular sequence.
1- Online Articles
Silence by Mary Anderson
Meditation Is Not What You Think by Ed Abdill
Nothingness by Radha Burnier
The Art of Simply Being by Sue Prescott
The Meditation of Action by Josephine Ransom
The Theosophical Path of Meditation by Pablo D. Sender
Some Interesting Aspects of Meditation by I. K Taimni
The Art of Meditation by The Theosophical Society in America
The Placid Lake of the Mind by Helen V. Zahara
2- Online Audios
Meditation: A Way of Knowing by Dorothy Abbenhouse
The Basis of Meditation by Radha Bunier
Meditation as Part of Life by Dora Kunz
The Science of Meditation Part 1 and Part 2 by Rohit Mehta
Meditation: A Way of Life by Seetha Neelakanta
How to Meditate by N. Sri Ram
Wings of the Soul by Clara Codd
3- Online Videos
How to Meditate by The Theosophical Society in America
4- Borrow from the H. S. Olcott Memorial Library
Codd, Clara, Meditation: Its Practice and Results, c1930, 94 pages.
A mystical and practical approach to meditation offering not only the technique but also the preparation that needs to be established in our daily life. It discusses such topics as the goal of meditation, its procedure, obstacles encountered, and results of the practice.
T C648 MPR (Mini)
Gardner, Adelaide, Meditation: A Practical Study with Exercises, 1968, 116 pages.
In a comfortable and easy approach, this guide focuses on the naturalness of the meditative state of consciousness and its usefulness. Practical exercises are included to guide us through proper meditative procedures.
T G171 MPS
Hanson, Virginia, Approaches to Meditation, 1973, 147 pages.
A collection of essays about different approaches to meditation in different traditions such as the Theosophical, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian, written by renowned Theosophical and Buddhist teachers.
T H198 AM
Hao Chin, Vicente, Why Meditate? 1985, 55 pages.
What is the true purpose and nature of the practice of meditation? This book helps the reader choose a particular technique suitable to his/her personal disposition.
242 Hao WM
Hao Chin, Vicente, Self-Discovery through Meditation, 1974, 103 pages.
A collection of papers in which nine authors and lecturers explain in clear language the objectives and function of meditation. This book contains preparatory techniques and guidelines for the practice of meditation.
242 Hao SDM
Mehta, Rohit, The Science of Meditation, c1978, 199 pages.
The theme of meditation is discussed from a purely practical point of view, in terms of the three main constituents in man, namely the brain, the habit mechanism, and the mind. It also discusses the awakening of Kundalini in a natural and spontaneous way, with no dangers involved as is done in Hatha Yoga techniques. Available on CD at Questbooks.com.
T M474 SM
Slater, Victor Wallace, Raja Yoga: A Simplified and Practical Course, 1968, 105 pages.
A practical ten-month course based on the famous meditation system presented by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, it includes topics such as right behavior, breathing exercises, postures, work with the senses, and different techniques of concentration, meditation, and contemplation. Book available in English and Spanish.
T Sl15 RY
Wood, Ernest, Concentration: An Approach to Meditation, 1968, 154 pages.
A practical six-month course to develop concentration, both during the exercises and in daily life. It includes a supplement exploring different methods of meditation and the obstacles the practitioner usually encounters.
T W85 C 1968
Burnier, Radha, The Value of Meditation, AR 4648
Mehta, Rohit, The Science of Meditation, CDA 0229
Algeo, John, H.P. Blavatsky's Diagram of Meditation, VR 0749
Krishnamurti, Jiddu, Meditation, VR 1212