We all know meditation alone is not enough. But, does it require learning more about Buddhism? Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche makes an argument for ensuring that you get to know Buddhism more in this article:
In general, the contemporary mindset wants to examine and investigate things. To do that, we would do well to utilize the Buddha’s teachings generally, and specifically the treatises on Madhyamaka (Middle Way), epistemology and logic, and the realization of prajnaparamita, transcendent insight.
If we use these precious resources to examine things critically, we can understand both the way things appear and the way they truly are. We can accurately comprehend the Buddhist teachings on the phenomena of the external world and inner mind; the ground, path, and fruition of the dharma. We can correctly understand how all this manifests and appears on the relative levels, and also know what it actually is at the ultimate level.
We can then become free of any doubt and gain confidence. With such confidence, we become inspired and motivated to practice meditation. We will know how to practice correctly, and when we do that, experience and realization will dawn in our being.
The line which makes me feel like he’s got a good point is:
With such confidence, we become inspired and motivated to practice meditation.
It makes sense that getting more serious about learning Buddhist teachings will make you better and more consistent at meditating because you will be more motivated and inspired. However, I’m more in the camp of, “do what you want.” If you don’t want to learn about Buddhism at all, that’s fine. You can still meditate.