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    Meditation

    As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality. – Adi Shankara

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    Meditation essentially means one-pointed focus. It is the cultivation of the ability to be fully present with the object of your choice, to be able to give your 100% attention to something. This object of choice can be a thought, a mantra, a visual aid like a mandala or the breath. However, any act you perform with undivided attention and focus is meditative. Setting aside time for meditation is not only therapeutic, but the pathway to peace and greater wisdom. Meditation practice can be static or dynamic. In static meditation, one assumes a seated or supine position for the practice. Dynamic meditation is meditation in motion, where the movement or the breath becomes the point of focus. A fixed asana routine can be regarded as a dynamic meditation.

    There are many kinds of meditation. Some examples of the techniques involved in meditation are - reflection, mindfulness, concentration and chanting. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Meditation requires discipline and dedication. It is also important to honour the state of mind of is in, and choose a meditation that is best suited.

    At the center, various different meditation techniques are taught, to suit your particular needs. Examples of the different meditations taught at the center are:

    Chakra Meditation

    Chakra Meditation

    There are seven Chakras or energy centers in the body, which hold different aspects of our physical, psychological and spiritual identities. Chakra meditation is focused on these seven Chakras and it should be a calming, introspective or therapeutic technique.
    Visualisation Meditation

    Visualisation Meditation

    Visualisation has been used for many different purposes. It is therapeutic and helps one gain clarity about one s needs, desires, aspirations, faults and obstacles. Through visualisation, one can also transcend the immediate concerns and access inner happiness and joy, and also one s ability to overcome struggles.
    Mahamantra Meditation

    Mahamantra Meditation

    This is an ancient Buddhist meditation technique which helps achieve a state of thoughtlessness. Thoughtlessness helps one enter a deeper dimension of awareness, and stay in the present moment. And it is in the present moment that peace of mind can be attained.
    Sound Meditation

    Sound Meditation

    Sound meditation uses mantra or sound as the object of meditation. This practice helps one achieve deeper layers of awareness.
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