As a weary bird flies hither and thither and comes to rest on its perch where it is tethered, so does the mind come to rest at last in its own self. Chandogya Upanisad
Living Ahimsa Meditation is a profound practice for witnessing consciousness. In this practice we cultivate awareness, strengthen inner harmony, and discover that everything is God. Based on the most ancient form of meditation called Japa (a Sanskrit word that infers putting an end to the cycles of birth), this potent practice helps us to attain a deep state of serenity and peacefulness, whilst reconciling our karmas and dissolving those we have outgrown. Living Ahimsa Meditation is an effective means of cultivating a state of absolute awareness.
In Living Ahimsa Meditation we recite mantras to evoke our sonic energies to awaken the buddhi, higher mind. This meditation brings the mind to a pivotal point within the buddhi where you can effortlessly take pause, and enter the silence. The Rishis recognized that the repetition (both audible and inaudible forms) of Sanskrit mantras is a proficient way to promote unobstructed awareness. Stillness of being comes from the development of our awareness; the more aware we become of each and every moment, the more inner harmony we are likely to harvest. Our stillness heals the mind by eliminating fear, grief, anger, depression, and other negative emotions, which are based in false beliefs and habituations. Living Ahimsa Meditation clarifies our perception and validates reality and a shared sense of harmony.
This course covers the fundamentals of Living Ahimsa teachings of the Mind – mental, emotional and spiritual understanding that attune you to your true nature of ahimsa-inner harmony and the spirit of non-hurtfulness.
- traditional study of japa meditation as a profound form of Inner Medicine Healing
- teachings on Dharma – the rhythm of Universal Law which protects all
- who is a Sadhaka?
- meditation in the Vedic Tradition
- vastu – the space and time of practice
- three processes in Living Ahimsa Meditation
- Vac Tapasya – awareness in speech
- the Shakti of mantra
~ Participants are asked to bring a japa mala of 108 beads ~
Having successfully completed Level I studies (including the one year home practice portion of this course), you will receive Wise Earth School Credit Point Certificate that qualifies you to share these teachings.
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 - Sunday, May 25, 2014
This course includes 25 NAMA approved hours.
20 contact hours: 8am to 6pm (both days)
5 homework hours: discussed and guided on the final hour of onsite class study (includes manual)
Cancellation Policy: Applicants recieve credit toward another WEA program in the event of cancellation after full payment has been made. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon registration. Balance is due May 3, 2014.
May 30 – June 3, 2014
Wise Earth Ayurveda Meditation of Sound – Level I
(Vedic Chanting w/Intro to Sanskrit & Living Ahimsa Meditation)
According to the Rishis, human voice and it’s rhythmic speech was the first life-generating sadhana of sound to descend to the Earth. These sages advocated rhythmic speech and music as a means of transcending the physical and mental planes. Vedic chanting evokes your personal and spiritual sound, and are taught as sadhana practice to help you merge sound with breath, breath with movement and movement with sacred action. In essence, the primordial sounds of Samskrtam (Sanskrit), when chanted adhering to the rules and precision of pronunciation, carry potent effects for healing the heart in it’s deepest space. These sounds evoke a sense of wonder and harmony with the spirit that dwells in all things. Rhythmic speech holds tremendous power, shakti, to evoke our inner song, the source of awareness and intelligence. Sadhana of Living Ahimsa Meditation cultivates awareness, strengthens inner harmony, and evokes the discovery that everything is God.
- what is sound? from where does it originate?
- teachings from the Vedas on sound
- the shakti of sound/mantra
- what is samskrtam (sanskrit) – from where did it originate?
- practice of reading and writing script (both roman transliteration and devanagari) beginning with alphabet (includes materials)
- practice of sound (bijas)
- evolution of sound to language
- the rules of Vedic chanting
- traditional study of selected chants – word for word translation and global meaning
- Vak Tapasya – awareness of speech
- Living Ahimsa Meditation – traditional study of japa meditation
Friday, May 30th, 2014- Tuesday June 3, 2014
Friday: 11am to 7pm, Saturday-Monday: 7am to 7pm, Tuesday: 8am to 2pm
This course includes 50 NAMA approved hours (40 onsite-10 homework hours)
Cancellation Policy: Applicants recieve credit toward another WEA program in the event of cancellation after full payment has been made. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon registration.
July – August, 2014
LIVING AHIMSA WORLD PEACE TOUR – CANADA
with MAYA TIWARI
Tour program details ~ www.ahimsalife.com