How To Do Smiling Buddha Meditation To Create Joy

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 Smiling Buddha Meditation  is an ancient meditation technique that will make you happy in minutes. Give it a shot. You’ll leave smiling.

Have you ever noticed how Buddha is always smiling in statues and artwork? That’s not just because he was always happy. It’s also because he found the keys to happiness. And one of those keys is a special meditation technique which just so happens to be called (you guessed it), The Smiling Buddha Technique.

Smiling Buddha technique is a way to make yourself more happy and more confident.

Confidence is, of course, one of the most important traits that anyone can have. We all know what it feels like to walk into an interview full of confidence, or to approach someone you’re interested in and feel genuinely confident about asking them out. That confidence plays a pivotal role. With confidence you will more than likely be successful. Without it? It’s game over. Thankfully,  if you don’t happen to wake up full of positivity and with confidence glistening in your very skin pores then there is something you can do. You can use Smiling Buddha technique.

Smiling Buddha technique is one of over 700 different meditation techniques. And it is a good meditation for developing confidence (click the link for many more).

The Smiling Buddha technique was taught to the Budda by a rishi in order to help the Buddha find positivity and to overcome negative emotions. The technique the rishi taught to Buddha—The Smiling Buddha technique—is very simple, but it is also very effective. And despite being first taught over 2500 years ago, it is still very relevant even in this modern age.

This Buddhist meditation for confidence incorporates mantra, mudra and chi , along with focus, eye positions and a spot of Kundalini Yoga. But don’t worry. It’s a lot easier than it sounds.

If you have been suffering from depression, anxiety or low self esteem, or anything else negative really, or for that matter, if you simply think you could be happier than you currently are,the Smiling Buddha technique will be of tremendous help.

Before getting to the technique itself, lets look at some of the benefits of the Smiling Buddha Meditation technique.


Benefits of  Smiling Buddha Meditation

  • Promotes happiness and joy
  • Creates a positive mind
  • Creates true confidence
  • Creates energy
  • Opens the Third Eye chakra
  • Enhances focus


How to do the Smiling Buddha Meditation for Confidence


  1. Sit comfortably with your legs crossed and your spine in proper alignment. You may also sit in a chair if you prefer. You may find it beneficial to use one of the sitting positions used in Zen meditation.
    Put your hands in the Maha Gyan Mudra by moving the tip of your ring finger under the thumb while extending the other finger straight up.  Take a look at my guide to the Gyan mudra for more on this.
  2. Move your hands so they are at shoulder height and about 10 inches from your shoulders. Your elbows will be bent and your 2nd and 3rd finger should be pointing straight up.
  3. Close your eyes and move them so you are looking at your third eye chakra (middle of the forehead). Be sure not to strain your eyes.
  4. Smile
  5. Chant the mantra Sa Ta Na Ma repeatedly. This mantra means “Infinity, Life, Death, Rebirth.” Meditate on this mantra. If you’re wondering why, take a look our page on Sa Ta Na Ma
  6. To finish, warm your hands by rubbing the palms together. Place your hands over your eyes (to relax the eyes, then open your eyes.
  7. Try using our Buddhist Beginners Meditation Plan at the same time for even more Zen-sational results.

Practice this meditation technique for confidence every day.


I would love to know how you get on with this meditation. Let me know if you have any questions of comments, or if there is anything that you would like me to add to this guide to help you out.

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