Ascension – Types of Meditation
Ascension – Types of Meditation:
It is just so easy!
It always makes me smile to sit in a room with people and have our eyes closed.
Total and utter peace, the density of the stillness, and the joy in my heart, that stays long after the eyes are open.
come out of your shell
Kabbalah, The ancients echos are a breakthrough to the other side of existence. Please do not try alone.
(Dear Isayah, I am not sure that I completely 100 percent understand your text – but 101 percent fell in love with your photograph.
by Edmee Schalkx
I use a wonderful mantra meditation performed by Deva Premal and Mitten. This gayatri mantra is an old chant with so much emotion and a wonderful rhytm.
(Green Bay, WI USA)
I have been involved with passive meditation for a little over two years and could not imagine living without it, daily. I “sit” for 30-60 minutes a day. At first it was tough getting myself to engage in the practice but as time went on it not only got easier and easier it got more and more necessary to accomplish every day. Rather than dread the task I look forward to it as a reward. Believing I am still in the infancy of practice gives me a greatest desire to continue.
I found a book by Suzuki, “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” very useful in beginning my practice. Suggestions like keeping your back straight seemed impossible for the first few months, but now I understand why it is necessary – it is no longer a distraction and the fidgeting goes away. Simple things like that are discussed in the book. A great primmer and recommended for those who are starting to meditate.
(Dear Brahma – beautiful graphic !
I agree wholeheartedly…”Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” is an excellent book – worth having.
Many thanks for your input……Ian)
Tassajara Zen Centre
by A fellow meditator
This is their incredible mountain setting!
Hi there Ian,
I have studied meditation of different kinds in several places, but my absolute favorite is the TASSAJARA ZEN CENTRE.
They have several centers, but the main one is in the mountains behind Big Sur in California, it is in a beautiful setting in the mountains, and they offer all sorts of meditation courses each summer.
The teachers there all all very expert and caring, and can really teach Zen meditation very well.
(Another great thing that they have to offer is an absolutely incredible Tassajara Bread Book, which is full of wonderful bread recipes, I have had a copy for years, and regularly try out their recipes, to the delight of all my friends!)
They have a website at www.sfzc.org/tassajara that gives all the information that you need.
Strongly recommended as a resource for Zen.
(Many thanks – This has been somewhere that I have always wanted to go but never made it – although I also have their amazing Tassajara Bread Book, I agree – worth having…..Ian)