During the 30-Day Meditation Mastery Retreat, Bentinho gives a distillation of the four types of meditation he recommends and considers integral to the meta-journey of Self Realization. These types of meditations are the most helpful in terms of how to use your attention or consciousness to lead to the fastest, truest results. The four types of meditation are:
1) Penetrative: inquiring into, or directing one’s focus toward deeper levels of awareness beyond one’s current level of perception;
2) Surrender: using inquiry or faith and devotion as a means to surrender to God/Source/Oneness the falsehoods discovered through this inquiry, giving away any sense of ownership, doership, or any idea or belief that one may be holding onto energetically;
3) Recognition/Abiding: recognizing the presence of the true nature of Reality or Consciousness to some degree, and then resting in the awareness of this truth, or abiding in this recognition; and
4) Amplification: using the will to see a certain presence of truth more clearly and purely, and then turning up the brightness or luminosity in order to experience the chosen state of awareness more precisely.