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Meditation Classes and Events

Meditation Classes

Meditation I - Introduction to Meditation

This class introduces the student to the basics of meditation in the Himalayan Tradition. Relaxation techniques, pranayama (yogic breath), ideal sitting postures, and the use of mantra will be taught to help the student focus the mind and relax the body. Beginning Raja yoga philosophy is also included in this class. Treat yourself to the many benefits of a regular meditation practice.

Meditation II - Superconscious Meditation

Students will learn more ways to calm the mind and have a deeper meditative experience. This class takes an in-depth look at yoga psychology and teaches techniques for dealing with thoughts and emotions. Swami Veda's lectures on Superconscious Meditation will be discussed.

The cost of the class includes the use of CDs of Swami Veda's Superconscious Meditation lectures.

Meditation III - Mantra: The Key to Deeper Meditation

Learn the science of mantra in meditation and how it is a tool to help focus your mind and move through blocks to a deeper meditative experience.

This class opens the opportunity for the student to receive a personal mantra. We will also cover the use of a mala, japa practice and akandajapa, as well as what to expect during mantra initiation.

Meditation IV: Sunday Sadhana 4-6pm at The Meditation Center

Advancing and Continuing Meditation with support of Satsang/community of meditators. For those with or without mantra. This is place and time to continue your study and practice and friendships.

On-Going Meditations
Full Moon Meditations * Peace on Earth* Summer Intensives & Workshops


Monthly Full Moon Meditations with Swami Veda Bharati

Swami Veda Invites you to meditate for an hour where ever you are, in your home or with friends. Total beginners, non-initiates and initiates are welcome!

Full Moon Meditation Dates

2010 JAN 30 FEB 28 MAR 29 APR 28 MAY 27 JUN 26
JUL 26 AUG 24 SEP 23 OCT 23 NOV 21 DEC 21

Times:

7AM in India (IST), surrounding countries adjust the time accordingly, for example Iran is 5 AM.

8PMin East Asia, 8 PM Singapore time. Australia, China, Hon Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand etc. adjust their times to coincide with Singapore time 8 PM

8 PMin U.K. (Greenwich Mean Time). Those in all European, and all African time zones, please adjust your sitting time to coincide with 8 PM United Kingdom (GMT)

9PM in Central Standard Time Zone.

10 PMin New York. Surrounding countries and regions of South, Central and North America and the Caribbean to match their time to 10 PM New York time.

In ancient civilizations timings of sacred events were very important. Two kinds of calendars were used, solar and lunar. The same conjunction of stars, planets and constellations occurred at the same time and became our years and months. Various festivals, influenced by the ancient traditions, are held according to the solar and lunar calendars. That is when the energies flow.

Swami Veda and other teachers will sit with you according to these dates. Please join in the shared Full Moon mind-field.

People often ask, "How do we tune into the Indian time?" That is not how it goes. On which ever continent Swami Veda is at any given time, he sits at the times announced for your continent. Swami Veda meditates four times during the Full Moon 24-hour period to accommodate people at the designated meditation timings. So he actually has a cycle of four sessions for different continents. Please meditate at the time for your continent.


Quarterly Peace on Earth Meditations
On January 4th, 2009 over 400 people joined their energies in meditating for Peace on Earth. Now, each quarter, a different tradition will guide a meditation. When possible, chanting will precede the meditation.

Meditations will commonly be held at St. Marons' Church. However, Location may vary (check www.themeditationcenter.org for updates). Those who are unable to make it to the physical location are invited to join us where ever they are.

To create this community of meditators, invitations are emailed to all the meditation and yoga centers we know. It is then passed on from individual to individual. Please share this invitation and bring a friend!

Unity occurs when prayer merges into deep silence. Please come early to settle in and BYOC (bring your own cushions if you are of the floor sitter), chairs will be provided.

This is a free event. Donations received, go to cover the rental fee for the meditation hall.

2009
Winter Jan: Chunyi Lin - Spring Forest Chi Gong
Spring: April: Sosan Theresa Flynn - Clouds in Water Zen Center
Summer: July Swami Veda Bharati-The Meditation Center
Oct: Mark Nunberg from Common Ground

2010
Winter: Jan 7: Master Chuyi Lin-Spring Forest Chi Gong
Spring: Apr: Mingyur Rinpoche
Summer: August 8: Swami Veda Bharati-The Meditation Center at McCallester College
Fall: TBA

Summer Retreat Intensives & Specialty Yoga Meditation Workshops:
more information coming soon!

Hatha Yoga Classes

Hatha I - Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Balance your body and relieve stress in this thorough introduction to Hatha yoga. Each week you'll practice proper breathing, relaxation, joints & glands exercises (gentle stretches), as well as classic yoga asanas (postures).

You will also receive practical teachings on Yoga philosophy and lifestyle. The classes are gentle, yet profound, with an opportunity to experience a deep sense of relaxation and peace.

Hatha II - Developing Your Personal Practice

After you have learned how to relax the body and practice safely, we are ready to explore a wider variety of yoga asanas (postures). Students will learn how to develop a well-rounded personal practice, so that they can continue to balance and strengthen their bodies. This class will be tailored to meet the needs of each student.




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