To keep our community safe from COVID-19 Virus, daily morning meditation is limited to Ashram residents, until further notice.
Join us in meditation at home from 6.30am to 7.30am with audio recordings from members of our ashram community.
You can buy a meditation CD from the Ashram.
"It is not the feverish activity in which you are engaged constantly that ensures your prosperity but the period when you are in meditation. That is the creative vacuum, that is the creative silence, the creative peace.
” Swami Venkatesananda"
Morning raga sound and mindfulness meditation: Connecting with peace and presence through Classical Indian yogic music :
Establishing a comfortable steady sitting position and physical stillness.
Working with the breath to gain control over the prana.
Exploring different stages of pratyahara (training the senses to follow the mind within) and dharama (concentration).
Developing stillness in the mind
Practising "Drashta" state of Being (uninvolved observer)
Chinmaya (Ashram house manager)
Thursday: After enlivening the body with breath, we will take rest in the natural intelligence and willingness of mind and body to experience the subtle layers of Being. Creating the time and intention for this natural process is the key. These meditations will begin with gentle guidance followed by silence.
Bindu (Beacon Yoga Teacher, Kirtanist)
Friday: Swami Venkatesananda's meditation
Justin (Ashram resident)