Meditation

 

Towards Ahimsa provides participants with an introduction to meditation.  Meditation allows for self-reflection and a heightened sense of awareness, helping to align one's thoughts and actions with Ahimsa.   

 

If you have been to one of our camps or workshops, and would like to continue practicing meditation, please check out some resources below.  

 

As you are exploring, we suggest instead of focusing on the messanger, focus on the message given in each video. There are several forms of meditation, spend some time discovering which method works for you.

Meditation Then and Now

This video provides an overview of meditation, from being an ancient science to a modern practice. The video is created by the Art of Living Foundation which is guided by their spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 

Yogani on Deep Meditation

The video is of a taped radio show with Yogani, an American spiritual scientist who has been praciticing yoga and meditation since the 1970s. Yogani has worked to create a flexible, scientific approach to yoga and meditation suitable to a modern lifestyle. Yogani does not desire guru status and wishes to remain anonymous. Yogani describes how to use a simple mantra to focus and begin meditation. The main discussion begins at 1:38.

S.N. Goenka on Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means to see things as they really are.  Through free Vipassana retreats, people around the world have been learning how to meditate from Goenka's teachings. Here Goenka discusses this form of meditation which was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago.Goenka describes how to use watchful breathing to begin your mediation. 

Eckhart Tolle on Meditation

Eckhart Tolle has written recognized books on meditation and being in the present moment.Eckhart suggestions not to get caught up in the method of meditation, but to just meditate. 

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