Some times "Me-moku" (closed eyes meditation)
What is the purpose of meditation? It's a legitimate question & I'm not being a smart-azz. Years ago, I had the mother of a new student come to me saying "We're Christians. Is meditation praying to Buddah?".
I answered "No, it's a time to quiet your mind; rid yourself of all the extranious thoughts & events of the day; prepare yourself for training."
That suit her just fine & her son remained in the class.
Are there any other explanations?
Ed Ichihara Smith - Shukokai