What is meditation?

Meditation is the silent art of diving deep within ourselves. In meditation we experience a part of ourselves beyond the domain of thought.

Meditation is a simple and natural exercise of silencing the mind. Sri Chinmoy says:

“When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still and silent mind and allow ourselves to be nourished and nurtured by Infinity itself.”

It is not an state that we enforce upon ourselves or a hallucination. It is a natural state of our being. It happens spontatenously when we silence our mind. Meditation comes out like a fountain of light that brings forward all our positive attributes. It is a indespensable tool in our life to overcome hurdles while keeping positive attitude. It is a path towards our own happiness and fulfilment; a key to unlock our aspirations and hopes and dreams. And it is also in reach of every human being. While meditating we also increase our inner, spiritual power, that we then use in our daily life to become better artists, poets, sportsmen and generally better world citizens.

How to meditate?

There is one saying: “Paths are many but goal is one”. Definitely there are many ways how to make our mind quiet and experience meditation. In our classes we try together different exercises that give most important to our spiritual heart. In the beginning we practice mostly concentration, because generally that is very weak. We keep focusing all our attention on one thing, thought, sound or imagination and we try to keep our focus there. After a while our mind is focused into one single point. At that moment we gain control over our mind. We release the concentration and our mind becomes empty and we are free to enter into our heart. Because it is there where meditation is experienced.

As with all things, beginning is never easy. There are many practical details that have to be handled. We have to wake up our determination and discipline to reach any lasting success whatsoever. That is why we are organizing meditation classes, because in group of like-minded people these things become so much easier. Also, feel free to read any of the following inspiring articles.

Nine tips for meditation practice
Beginnings – Meditation Adventure
What is a good meditation?
Keeping the fruits of your meditation
Meditation classes – My meditation class experiences (by Abanna)

Our Path of Meditation

 There are similarities with other types of meditation. However, in our meditation, we focus on the heart. It is in the heart where we can more easily detach from the thought process of the mind. This website is inspired by Sri Chinmoy. He was an Indian artist, musician, athlete and meditation teacher born in 1931 in Eastern Bengal. After 20 years spent in Sri Aurobindo ashram in Pondicherry he moved to New Yok in 1964 to be of service to spiritual seekers in the West. Sri Chinmoy had one aim with all his activities – to wake up the inner desire to discover our true Self.

“Our path is basically the path of the heart and not the path of the mind. This does not mean that we are criticising the path of the mind. Far from it. We just feel that the path of the heart leads us faster towards our goal…”


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