MEDITATION

THE ACT OF COMING TO REST BY DISENGAGING FROM PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ACTIVITIES WHILE REMAINING IN A WAKEFUL STATE OF AWARENESS.

 

In meditation, we have an opportunity to take a break from the incessant activity and habitual “doing” that often consumes and defines our lives. By coming to rest physically and mentally, we can begin to observe and uncover a depth and calmness of being.

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Meditation can provide the master key to our well-being.

It can unlock our true potential and enable us to meet the world with renewed energy, authenticity, wisdom, creativity, compassion and equanimity.

The remarkable benefits of meditation include an expanded sense of awareness, clarity of thought, lasting peace and happiness, as well as an understanding of our innate ability to resolve the challenges of everyday life.

The School has been training people in meditation for more than fifty years.

The School received the meditation practice in the 1960’s given by the head of the Advaita Tradition in Northern India, Śrī Śāntānanda Saraswatī, then the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math. He continued to provide instruction and guidance until his death in 1997. The School’s commitment from the beginning has been to make meditation available for whoever was seeking freedom, fullness of life or a deeper understanding of themselves.

Today, the School continues to offer the authentic and simple practice, one which is easily learnt and can be practiced within the demands of daily life.

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The system of mantra meditation has been in use for millennia.

Practice consists in the gentle repetition to oneself of a one-syllable sound and bringing the attention back to the sound again and again.

Meditation starts with the physical body still, balanced and upright. As it proceeds, the breathing naturally slows down, the senses withdraw and gradually the mind becomes deeply still. Then the mantra takes you to the still centre of yourself.

In its simplicity, the practice of meditation is nothing more than sitting still and listening.

The opportunity to take up meditation is offered 3 times a year.

The first step is to attend an introductory Q&A session where you can find out more about the method of meditation available through the school, what it entails, where it comes from, how to proceed with the practice and to ask any questions you might have.

The next step will be to attend a face-to-face ceremony in your closest capital city. Further details will be advised. Once you've commenced meditating, the School will support you in the practice with one-on-one tutorials, small group sessions and meditation retreats.

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"By going into meditation, one recharges oneself with finer energy and comes out with extra energy filled with consciousness and bliss.” - Sri Santananda Saraswati

Registrations

There are two options based on your location. If you are located in VIC or SA, please see option A.

For all other states, please scroll down to option B.

Please note: to proceed through the process of taking up the Meditation it is a requirement to attend the information talk, however having attended this talk there is no obligation to proceed further.

OPTION A: FOR STUDENTS BASED IN VIC and SA

If you live in VIC or SA and are considering attending the meditation ceremony at the Melbourne school on October 7th and 8th:

STEP 1: INFORMATION TALK – VIC & SA Only

ONLINE

Sat Sep 16, 4pm - 5pm (AEST)

STEP 2. Preparation meeting – VIC & SA Only

ONLINE

Sunday Oct 1st

Registration & time details TBA

 

Ceremony dates (Melbourne School))

IN PERSON

Sat 7th and Sun 8th October (all day)

Registration details TBA

OPTION B: FOR STUDENTS IN ALL OTHER STATES:

If you live in any other state, and are considering attending the Meditation ceremony at the Sydney school on October 21st and 22nd or the Perth school on October 22nd:

(Meditation is not being offered by the Brisbane school this term, but you are welcome to travel to Sydney)

STEP 1. INFORMATION TALK - WA, NT, NSW, ACT, QLD

ONLINE

Sat Sep 30th 11am - 12 noon (AEST)

  1. Preparation meeting:

ONLINE

Saturday 14th October 2pm - 3pm  (AEDT)

Registration details TBA

 

  1. Ceremony dates:

IN PERSON

Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd October (Sydney school)

Sunday 22nd October (Perth school)

Registration details TBA

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