In the Unifying Practice, three key methods of meditation – looking at an object or an image of a buddha, reciting a mantra and watching the breath – are brought together into one practice. This teaching introduces all three parts of the Unifying Practise. As we practice these methods in a gradual sequence, it enables us slowly to transform our thoughts, emotions and energy, and become steadily more peaceful and more present. We can see their connectedness, and how each of the three methods supports the other. This accelerates the process of meditation and deepens our experience, with the result that meditation can happen effortlessly.