Meditation and chanting
Meditation at 4:00 pm
Chanting at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 22
Saturday, January 26
Saturday, February 23
Saturday, March 23
Meditation is just $5.00
Chanting is FREE!
Studies show that meditation and chanting have positive effects on your emotions, brain and body – calming emotions, increasing the ability to process information and even softening physical pain. The National Institute of Health (NIH) tells us that meditation may physically change the brain and body, potentially improving many health problems with lasting effects beyond the time you spend in meditation.
Regular meditation practice can create new neural pathways for peaceful thoughts and calmer emotions.
We will have a short discussion of meditation followed by a meditation experience
After meditation, stay for a free call-and-response chanting experience. It will uplift and inspire you for your weekend!
Mantras are the mind vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy, having structure, power and a definite predictable effect on the human psyche…Mantra takes the vibratory effect of each of your molecules into the Infinity of the Cosmos. ~Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Beginners welcome – no experience in meditation or chanting needed
Never chanted before? Come and give it a try! We will be chanting to a cd.
We will do both ‘sing along’ and ‘call and response’ chanting. You will have handouts with the words and explanations for all chants.
‘Call and response’ chanting means that first the “caller” sings the verse and then the audience repeats it. It’s easy! If you’re a visual person, we’ll have handouts with the words and the definitions on them.
The gateways to the soul are opened with prayer, voice, sound, and repetition. The repetition of a vocal sound modifies and is remarkably healing to the breath, the body and the mind. Brainwaves begin to balance after only three or four minutes, and the muscle and skin temperature increases. Chanting is a simple way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Sacred chants bring about transformations in your awareness. Chanting opens you to the unfoldment of your potential into the field of possibilities, making it possible for you to fulfill any desire you have. You will have created a new reality.
The above information on chanting is adapted from liner notes to Om Namaha Shivaya, by Robert Gass
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Liked the breathing (alternate) nostril prior (to meditation). Visualized I was sitting in a golden sphere from my heart and floating. ~ Melody Metzger
Felt it through my entire body. Liked that we were giving peace to ourselves, others and the world. ~ Melody Metzger
Oneness – Love! Thank you!!! Aaahhh – I love this so much. ~ PJ