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How to Create a Home Meditation Space

Creating a home meditation space can be easy by following a few simple tips. Regularly and consistently using this dedicated space to sit for meditation will help solidify it as a haven for your practice.

Find Your Place

Look for a quiet place in your house or garden. Any room, nook or corner will do for a dedicated meditation space.

Try to find a clutter-free area with minimal distractions.

Commit to this space, and always sit for meditation in the same spot.

Take Your Seat

Find a comfortable cushion, chair or bench.

You may want to invest in a cushion or bench designed for meditation, but any seat will do.

What’s important is that you can sit with ease and comfort, and your seat provides proper support for your posture during your practice.

Keep It Simple

Once you have a place to sit, the only other tool you need for meditation is your awareness.

Some like to adorn their meditation space with an altar, containing inspiring or devotional elements such as candles, bells, a Buddha image or photographs of teachers, lineage holders or ancestors, and any other meaningful or symbolic objects.

For others, keeping it simple is the way to go. Both paths are equal, so whatever feels right is what’s right for you.

Minimize Distractions

If possible, opt for a meditation space with minimal noise or distractions, where you won’t be interrupted. Turn off your phone!

Allow the incidental noises around you to come and go, whether from the street or elsewhere in the building. A certain amount of noise is actually beneficial, as will help to ground you in the present moment.

Keep your meditation space clean and organized to maintain a sense of peace and focus.

When not in use, avoid turning your meditation space into a storage area or work zone.

Regularly and consistently using your dedicated space to sit for meditation will help solidify it as a haven for your practice.