We offer therapeutic yoga sessions, spiritual chanting meditation and spiritual inspirational discourses.
You are welcome to every Sunday FREE Chanting and Meditation sessions from 4:00-6:00 P.M
For more info: Call Suman at 541.515-0462
What is meditation?
Meditation is a systematic approach to bringing balance into your life. It includes the quiet internal meditation and external meditation The internal meditation we teach is a spiritual meditation that involves concentration on a spiritually energized word (mantra). It focuses on Spirit in a broad and universal way. It is not a replacement for existing religious beliefs or practices, but may be used to complement them. External meditation is how we act in our daily lives. The external meditation consists of basing our actions on an ethical approach and maintaining a spiritual perspective that all beings are manifestations of the Creator.
These two aspects of meditation are taught together for the purpose of bringing harmony and balance in both our quiet activities and our often busy and stressful activity oriented actions. The combined practice of internal and external meditation brings about a sense of yoga or union in our lives.
How difficult is meditation to learn?
The technique is quite simple and has been designed so that even young children can learn and practice the meditation. It can be learned in a short period of time from a person who is trained to teach meditation and to transfer the energy of the mantra.
How much time does meditation take?
Meditation only takes 15 to 20 minutes twice a day. Generally when one starts meditation the need for sleep decreases. This is because the waking mind can go into a deep state of relaxation when meditating. This state is much more restful for the mind then the sleep state. Additionally one can go through a day with a reduced level of stress and fatigue. Often one can gain one to two hours of alert awake time from the regular practice of meditation.
Do I have to sit cross legged on the floor?
Sitting in a cross legged position is beneficial for meditation but it is not necessary. The most important points regarding position is that the spine is straight and the feet are not flat on the floor. Many people are quite comfortable sitting in a chair with good back support. There are yoga positions (asanas) that can be easily learned and practiced that will assist in preparing the legs and knees for sitting on the floor comfortably.
What if I forget my mantra or some of the technique?
Call the person who taught you the meditation. He or she can assist you by phone or meet with you again in person.
Why is personal meditation taught for free?
The meditation we teach simply assists you to unlock the potential that lies within you. You already have the treasure inside, it is not appropriate for us to charge for handing you the key. Things of such a deep spiritual value can have no dollar value attached.
What do I need to do to prepare for meditation?
Come freshly bathed and in light comfortable clothing. Allow a full hour for the initiation process and the discussion before and after. Also give yourself some free time after the initiation to allow yourself to integrate the experience. Before initiation you will be asked to read an explanation of the code of ethics, and the initiation process will be fully explained.
What is the best way to help me maintain the meditation on a regular basis?
The mind is like a musical instrument, the more you practice the more proficient you will become and the more pleasure you will derive from the practice. New meditators find the greatest benefit in meditating with others who do the same type of meditation. Your teacher will lead a group meditation once weekly for this purpose and there is no charge for attendance. The energy of the group will greatly assist you in maintaining the practice on a daily basis. You will learn more philosophy and practices each week, and you will have the opportunity to talk with others who are facing the same challenges and enjoying the same benefits.