Preksha Dhyana ( Perceptive Meditation)
There were two important aspects of the spiritual practice of Lord Mahavira, viz., austerity and meditation. We know from the Jain scriptures that meditation was an important part of Lord Mahavira's spiritual practices. Lord Mahavira's tradition of meditation continued for some time after attainment of Nirvana by him, but fell into oblivion gradually, leading to the erroneous but common assumption that meditation never constituted a part of the Jain ascetic path.
Acharya Shri Tulsi paid attention to undertake research in the field of this important practice and revitalize this extinct system of meditation, and hence, he gave directions to Muni Nathmalji (now Acharya Mahaprajnaji) to do this difficult task. For several years, Muni Nathmalji immersed himself completely in the work. By studying ancient scriptures, (with the materials that he discovered), he was able to develop a scientific system of meditation that he called Preksha Dhyana. Preksha means to 'see' or 'perceive' and Dhyana means concentration. Thus "Preksha Dhyana" means concentration on perception.
In the practice of Preksha Dhyana, a practitioner uses the method of relaxation and perception of breathing, body, psychic centers and psychic colours. For training in Preksha Dhyana, ten day- camps are organized. Hundreds of such camps have already been and they have been well attended. Many of the Sadhakas who have attended the camps feel Preksha Dhyana has had an enormous and positive impact on their lives. Through Preksha Dhyana many been able to get rid of intoxicant abuse and have learned to control their passions and emotions. Preksha Dhyana has not only been propagated in India, but also in many countries abroad. Preksha Dhyana has very important application in the fields of health, education, corporate field, etc.