Meditation training is support and guidance for your meditation practice. It is conversation about meditation specific to you, along with instruction to specifically benefit your practice. We will explore your reasons for seeking meditation, the practices that suit your goals, your lifestyle, your habits, your body, the various approaches to meditation and meditation traditions that you may be drawn toward or may wish to learn about.
There are so many ways to meditate that truly increase your health, your emotional balance, your peace of mind..as well as opening you up to sensing your world more clearly, being able to listen to your intuition..as well as simply being present and dropping all goals, all ideas, for the unfolding of your life. Many points of view..many techniques of posture, breath, mantra..etc.
If you are wanting to engage in private meditation training, please do write to me, or call, and we can discuss the process together. Thank you.
And please read on for more information and for a simple beginners practice that is wonderful!
Meditation practices have a filtration action, a clarifying action, not only on our brain activity, but on our physiology, our cell structure and biological communication… and ultimately on our sense of ‘heart.’ This is the deep heart: the heart of emotions and the energetic spiritual heart that radiates.. The heart of the heart of the heart of your being.. This is where the journey of meditation leads you, over and over again.. as often as you need.
One way to speak of meditation is that it is a release from the fluctuations of your mind into a state of conscious communion with all that is. (Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah -from the Yoga Sutras v 1.2 )
It is to be freed from the incessant chatter of your mind. Your brain still does what it needs to do for living, but you are not so mindlessly enslaved to the upward, downward and everywhere-ward forces of unending repetitive thoughts.
There is something most effective about living your life just as it is, choosing to relax a bit with the way things are and relaxing with the changes that come and go…and with this, slowly building discipline and dedication toward any meditation practices you feel drawn.
Meditation is a bit like opening the front door of the house of your mind, stepping inside where all the guests are waiting, all the work is calling, all the worries are tugging, all the unwanted ego weight is dragging… and throwing open the windows and the back door, and then even with all the chaos and hubbub, simply sitting down… and breathing… you don’t change anything… you rest into your body a bit, right in the center of it all…and let it be… and breathe. You let the sounds reverberate, the demands shout, the winds blow, the guests come and go, the dust fly, the animals enter and leave, the worries whine.. And you just sit, and rest into your body…and breathe…
Meditation grows from the seed of one-pointed focus
that then dissolves
into interconnectedness with all points of existence.
To realize our profound interconnectedness is one very great part of the gift of meditation.