Meditation offers a rich and complex field of study. Over the last few years, several hundred research studies have demonstrated
numerous significant findings including changes in psychological, physiological, and transpersonal realms. This article attempts
to summarize these findings and benefits of trataka. We then suggest directions for future research, emphasizing the necessity to
continue to expand the paradigm from which meditation research is conducted, from a predominantly re‐ductionistic, biomedical
model to one which includes subjective and transpersonal domains and an integral perspective.