"Meditation" is a vague term that can mean a lot of different types of practice. In the Daxuan tradition, we start with two different types of sitting practice. The first is a breathing practice, where we start by just sitting, witnessing and being aware of our breath. The second practice is a practice of the mind, called Shen Gong. By learning how our mind works we gradually come closer to being able to use our mind for what it is good at, rather than being overwhelmed by thoughts we can't control.