-- Sermon 52, 22
People don't turn from Christianity for "Eastern religions" to discover meditation; they turn away to avoid the hard doctrinal and moral truths of the Church. Traditionally, patristically and biblically, Christianity is an extremely meditative religion, as the witness of Mary (Lke 2:51) and Anna (Lke 2:36ff.) show us. Indeed, as Augustine prays,
Prayer. To those who love you, O Lord, according to your command, you show yourself, and it is enough for them. Thus they do not fall away from you nor back into themselves.
-- Sermon 261, 1