Tibetan meditation is designed to tame the "monkey mind" and transform it into a tool for creating health and happiness. It helps meditators develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.
Tibetan Buddhist meditation uses a variety of techniques to help meditators develop these qualities. Some of these include breathing awareness, focusing on the breath and visualization of Buddha or a deity.
Visualization of a deity, such as the Buddha, can be very helpful at stabilizing the mind and increasing one's enthusiasm for meditation. However, this practice requires a fairly peaceful mind and some level of faith in the power of the Buddha's teachings.
The Buddha's presence can be brought to one's attention by repeating a mantra, such as Om Mani Padme Hum, or using a statue or image of the Buddha. This is a common method in Tibet and other Buddhist countries of East and Southeast Asia.
This practice also involves envisioning complex mental images, such as geometric designs called mandalas. In a Tibetan Buddhist tradition, these visualizations are used as a way to cultivate loving-kindness and compassion towards all living beings.
These meditations are a way for Buddhists to tame their monkey minds and to cultivate more positive emotions such as calmness, gratitude, patience, generosity, and loving-kindness. These are important qualities for Buddhists to cultivate, as they are essential to a healthy life and a happy death.