Towards Meditative Experience Using Daylight

  • Prabu Wardono Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Andriyanto Wibisono Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia


Reaching a meditative experience during prayer is not easy to achieve. Infinite number of designs of mosque and church has been developed, but seemingly the result is still dissatisfied. We experimented how daylight can meet that needs and used 24 university students to evaluate the responses. The ANOVA statistic results show that the samples perceive the spatial effect from the maximum and a lesser amount of skylight above the mihrab or altar significantly differently from that of the lesser wall openings. This study proves the positive effect of daylight in achieving a meditative experience.

Keywords: meditative experience; daylight; religious space; prayer.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

How to Cite
WARDONO, Prabu; WIBISONO, Andriyanto. Towards Meditative Experience Using Daylight. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 183-190, may 2018. ISSN 2514-7528. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 jan. 2020. doi:

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