Effect of Dynamic Meditation on the Realization of Transpersonal Self

Naved Iqbal, Archana Singh and Ankit Prakash

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馃嚞馃嚙: Effect of Dynamic Meditation on the Realization of Transpersonal Self

馃嚜馃嚫: Efecto de la Meditaci贸n Din谩mica en la Formaci贸n del Yo Transpersonal

Author/Autor: Naved Iqbal, Archana Singh and Ankit Prakash
Language/Idioma: English
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Abstract

Introduction: Transpersonal self and related concepts have been studied using various forms of meditation. However, there is a paucity of research examining the effect of dynamic meditation on the realization of the transpersonal self. Objectives: The present study was aimed at studying the effect of dynamic meditation on the realization of the transpersonal self. Method: The total sample of the study comprised 60 subjects, 30 each in experimental and control groups. Subjects in the experimental group received 21 days training in dynamic meditation. Transpersonal experiences were measured before and after dynamic meditation training in both groups with the help of a semi-structured interview schedule. Results: Obtained data were analyzed with the help of Chi square and themes were identified qualitatively. In the post test, 73% subjects in the experimental, and none in the control group reported transpersonal experiences. The following six themes of the transpersonal self were identified: experience of being detached from physical body, experience of illuminating blissful and eternally calm self, experience of bliss and calmness which don鈥檛 have a cause, experience of guardians or higher self in relation to physical and mental existence, perceiving the experience as indescribable, perceiving the experience as transformational. Conclusions: Dynamic meditation was effective in realizing the transpersonal self.

Resumen

Introducci贸n: El yo transpersonal y sus conceptos relacionados han sido estudiados utilizando diferentes formas de meditaci贸n. Sin embargo, ha habido una escasa investigaci贸n al examinar el efecto de la meditaci贸n din谩mica en la formaci贸n del yo transpersonal. Objetivos: Estudiar el efecto de la meditaci贸n din谩mica en la formaci贸n del yo transpersonal. M茅todo: La muestra consisti贸 en 60 sujetos, 30 en un grupo experimental y 30 en un grupo control. Los sujetos del grupo experimental recibieron 21 d铆as de entrenamiento en meditaci贸n din谩mica. La experiencia transpersonal se midi贸 antes y despu茅s de dicho entrenamiento en ambos grupos, con la ayuda de una entrevista semi-estructurada. Resultados: Los datos fueron analizados mediante Chi cuadrado y an谩lisis tem谩tico. Tras el entrenamiento en meditaci贸n din谩mica, un 73% de los sujetos del grupo experimental informaron haber tenido experiencias transpersonales, mientras que no hubo ninguno con esta experiencia en el grupo control. La experiencia relativa al yo transpersonal se clasific贸 en los siguientes seis temas: experiencia fuera del cuerpo, felicidad espiritual y paz eterna, 茅xtasis y calma sin causa, experiencia de guardianes o yo superior m谩s all谩 de la existencia f铆sica y mental, percepci贸n indescriptible de la experiencia, y transformaci贸n personal. Conclusiones: La meditaci贸n din谩mica se ha mostrado efectiva en la formaci贸n del yo transpersonal.

Keywords/Palabras Clave:

馃嚞馃嚙: dynamic meditation, transpersonal self, experimental group, control group

馃嚜馃嚫: meditaci贸n din谩mica, yo transpersonal, grupo experimental, grupo control

Pages/P谩ginas: 199-208
Date of Publication/Fecha de Publicaci贸n: December 30th, 2015
Citation/Referencia:

Iqbal, N., Singh, A. & Prakash, A. (2015). Effect of dynamic meditation on the realization of transpersonal self. Journal of Transpersonal Research, 7(2), 199-208