Video Games That Teach Meditation

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There are those who say video games are played by empty headed slackers who just want to shoot guns and blow everything up. But, more and more really smart people are catching on that video games can teach focus, coordination, discipline and awareness. You know, kind of like meditating. Here are some games that just may prove the theory…
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flOw

Kind of a weird idea for teaching meditation, flOw uses hand motion to control an organism which grows as it eats other organisms. Well, at least they’re not dogs…
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1 Giant Mind

This Android App teaches meditation through social media. The world is 1 Giant Mind. Get it?
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Endless Ocean

This Wii game is almost like being in your own aquarium. Except it’s an endless ocean. What could be more meditative?
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Harvest Moon

This game is considered to be the “Father of Farmville” because it sparked the whole simulated farming craze. What’s so meditative? Turns out, growing crops can be quite a peaceful exercise…
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Journey

Journey centers on a figure traveling toward a distant mountain. Encountering others along the way, players can assist those characters in their own journey. Non-verbally. Sorry. No machine guns…
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The Endless Forest

This game is an indie favorite which got its launch on Kickstarter. It’s like Bambi without the opening sequence. This time, Mom makes it back to the forest…
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Tricky Towers

This game is like Tetris without the perfect symmetry. Sometimes, to truly understand peace, you must know chaos. Meditate on that thought for awhile…
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ABZÛ

If you love snorkeling and scuba diving, this is the path to mediation. Explore reefs and other aquatic environments. Just don’t sleep with the fishes…
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And, Finally…

Flower: This game follows a flower floating on a breeze as it picks up petals and builds entire forests. Even if it’s not a meditation exercise, it’s considered to be one of the most peaceful and beautiful video games ever created.
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