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Meditation Teachings from Krishnamurti

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

When you tune in, you find balance,

when you find balance, you find courage,

when you find courage, you find kindness,

when you find kindness, you find compassion

Meditation Teachings from Krishnamurti

Meditation is like the breeze when you leave the window open. But if you deliberately keep it open, it won't come in.

Meditation is the unfolding of the new. Imagination and thought don't have place in meditation as they lead to bondage. The good and the pleasurable are two different things. Meditation is freedom of time. Meditation is summation of all energy - a denial of all wasteful energy. Meditation is opening the door into spaciousness which cannot be imagined or speculated. Meditation is in the open - there is no place for secrecy in it. Everything is exposed. And love just is.

Krishnamurti meditation is also known as the techniqueless meditation. You don't need anything from the external world to find your meditation practice - the teachings are good, but the practice itself is more important. Do not expect anything, do not judge the quality of your mind or your ability to sit still, simply try, simply be - if it doesn't work the first time, try again.

There are three simple instructions for your practice.

1. Find your seat - that might be cross legged, sitting on the floor or on a prop (rolled up blanket, bolster, block, you can also sit with your back against the wall, you can have one leg extended if there is tension in the knees), sitting on top of your heels, knees and shins on the ground (you can prop a blanket behind the knees in the calf area to relief the pressure on the knees) or sitting on a chair in an upright spine position, core slightly engaged, feet firmly on the ground. Choose the seat that would be comfortable and is least likely to make you move.

2. Come to a point of stillness. Close the eyes and simply remain still for the duration of your practice - try not to give in to sensations, distractions, noises, or any other ways trying to tempt you into movement.

3. Focus on your natural breath. Watch the inhale and exhale. Do not manipulate your breath, simply be the witness.

You can do this practice for 2 mins or 2 hours - or any time you set yourself. Use a timer (there is usually one on your phone, but make sure the phone is on silent so you don't get distracted. It is good to keep a meditation diary where you can jot down your experience after each practice - you don't need to write a novel :)

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