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Rockville Meditation Provides a Logical and Constructive Formula for Happiness

Dec 29, 2014 09:27PM
By Kristine Kim

People cleanse their mind to become healthy and to be free from stress. The diligent practice of meditation and patience will lead to these benefits. However, is that really what it means to cleanse the mind? In Maum Meditation, it is said that the human mind changes to the mind of the Universe. That is, you throw away all kinds of emotions that you have accumulated throughout your life and then live as the Universe mind. The Universe mind is the everlasting, never-changing truth—the consciousness of the pure Universe.

Rockville Meditation offers unlimited guided meditation that focuses on a method of subtraction. This maum (in Korean meaning “mind”) meditation method started in 1996 by teacher Woo Myung in South Korea. Currently, there are more than 340 centers practicing this method in 34 countries worldwide. The method reaches people of all religions, ages, languages and races because it is a logical, precise and a constructive method of meditation.

Dr. Charles Mercieca, a retired history and philosophy professor from Alabama A&M University and president of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) once said, “Although wars, starvation and discrimination still exist on earth, a time of peace in the world is drawing near that we have Maum Meditation as a solution.”

           Your body is a like a camera with five senses, in which you record and take pictures of everything around you, thus creating your own individual picture world. All problems are found within the mind. The human mind is an accumulation of this picture world, which could be considered  “a false copy”. When you subtract the problem, there will be great change for the meditator.

Sol Torres, a psychologist from Chile experienced this revolutionary method for solving the problems of the mind. “As I went through the first level of meditation, I felt happy more and more, as if loads were removed from my mind. When I went to the second level, I felt my consciousness developed higher than before. I also realized that this was a very personal process requiring consistency and patience.”

The seven-levels of meditation follow a precise and logical formula. These levels are:

Level 1: Throwing away remembered thoughts

Level 2: Throwing away images of myself, images of human relationships and myself

Level 3: Throwing away my body

Level 4: Throwing away my body and the universe

Level 5: Throwing away my body and the universe (expanded)

Level 6: My self disappears and become the Universe

Level 7: Throwing away the hell world which is the picture world and myself living in the world

This meditation method is loved by people all over the world because the subtraction method focuses on finding the problem and more importantly, completely removing it. A naive person will constantly get rid of the smell of the stench, but a wise person will search for the source of that stench and completely remove it.

More than 300,000 people practice this method throughout the world. Maum Meditation has also been offered at retreat camps for youth and university students, as well as a teachers’ course every consecutive year in South Korea for more than 10 years. Throughout Latin America, free admission seminars have been offered from Mexico to Central America down to through South America.

Kristine Kim is the director of Rockville Meditation Center.


To learn more about local opportunities to experience Maum Meditation, visit Rockville Meditation located in the Flint Hill Plaza on Nebel St., just one block away from the White Flint Metro Station on Rockville Pike. The Center facilitates guided meditation with six meditation sessions daily, Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit: 


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