How to meditate, Korean style

Sep 09, 2015, 08:21 IST | Krutika Behrawala

Learn the Korean method of Subtraction Meditation through a week-long seminar in the city

  Mediation isn’t only about deep breathing exercises but also about discarding negativity from your mind.

One of the latest methods of meditation that is doing the rounds in Mumbai is the Subtraction Meditation.

Created by Korean teacher, Woo Myung in 1996, this method involves self-examination to find and throw away the roots of wandering thoughts. According to the Subtraction Method philosophy, if you hold back and suppress, the same negative thoughts rise again and again. However, through this type of meditation, it is possible to remove them completely and allow fundamental change in your mind.


Keen to try this method? Head for a week-long free seminar organised by Mumbai Meditation Centre at Andheri. Taking place through this week, the seminar includes three sessions every day.

Each session lasts for an hour and you can reserve your seat for any one of the sessions.

The centre has roped in Korean expert, Eu-dae Hwang to guide the participants in the seminar through a simple step-by-step process that will provide you with the ability to reflect and expand on yourself and expand your consciousness by subtracting negative thoughts, anxiety, judgment, selfishness and depression.

Simultaneously, this method encourages you to inculcate tolerance, compassion, peace of mind and self respect.

The expert would also be conducting a lecture on this form of meditation on September 11.

Till: September 13 (main speech on Subtraction Meditation on September 11)
Time: 12 pm, 3 pm and 8 pm (you can reserve a seat for any of the sessions)
At: B-808, Adityavardhan Apartment, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (E).
Call: 7715814705
Free Entry

Try it yourself

Step 1 Close your eyes and bring up an apple.

Step 2 Doesn’t the apple appear like a photograph?

Step 3 Mentally, throw away that apple into a trash can In that moment, the picture of the ‘apple’ in your mind disappeared. Likewise, the principle behind this meditation method is easy and simple. The method systematically helps you find the countless thoughts stored inside you and throw them away one by one.

*Information courtesy Mumbai Meditation Centre

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