Quora Question Answered – Which is more effective: meditation in pure silence or not?
Meditation is an internal process. This means that you are completing ‘inner work’ to achieve a meditative state. The process revolves around you (your energy and vibrational frequency) which has nothing to do with what is going on around you.
Therefore, the preference is yours. You can meditate anywhere, under any circumstance, it really depends on what makes you comfortable and provides a suitable environment for you to attain meditative alignment.
In theory, you could meditate at a party or during your daily commute (if it’s long enough) as the prerequisite is that you can reach internal peace and block out what is going on around you. You then block out what is going on internally with your thoughts and rise above them in the meditative state.