Meditation is the heart of yoga. It is the primary practice used for cultivating inner silence, the witness, peace, bliss and ultimately, liberation. In this five-week course we will be looking at the practice of mantra meditation, which is the most effective form of meditation.
The course begins by introducing the basic practice, and discussing some of the issues that can arise during practice and how to deal with them. Then it goes on to discuss some of the more advanced aspects of meditation, such as the cultivation of the witness,the experience of samadhi and the process of self-realisation.
We will look at two alternative forms of meditation for people who are especially sensitive to mantras: Breathing Meditation and the Passive Awareness Technique.
During the last part of the course, we will be looking at mantra enhancements, where additional syllables are added to the basic mantra. We will also look at the Solar Centrering Technique.
This course is a complete guide to the practice of meditation and can be used by anyone, regardless of the stage they are at on the spiritual path.