Meditation

“A great deal of psychological stress comes from the rush and hurry of a turbulent mind… Such a mind is constantly on the move – desiring, worrying, hoping, fearing, planning, defending, rehearsing, criticizing. …Simply by slowing down the mind – the first purpose of meditation – much of this tension can be removed. Then we are free to respond to life’s difficulties not as sources of stress but as challenges which will draw out of us deeper resources than we ever thought we had. A one-pointed mind is slow and sound, which gives it immense resilience under stress. With a mind like this, we always have a choice in how we respond to life around us.”
– Eknath Easwaran

Full Moon Meditation

For over ten years I have been meditating at the full moon at the instigation of Swami Veda Bharati.

The Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon in Capricorn is on July 5th. Join me for a Full Moon Meditation via Zoom where we will do a healing Tonglen Practice together and explore the Astrological energies of the month of June and beyond following the meditation.

Sunday 5 July 2020 from 19:30 to 21:30 CET
participation €15 / €5 for the unemployed

A recording of the session will be available (€10) for those who cannot attend – please contact Susan or order it via Eventbrite here.

Zoom link provided upon registration
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via PayPal at hopkinsons (at) gmail (dot) com
(mention “for Zoom meditation”)

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Om cham chandraya namaha!

Every month at the full moon we unite in conscious awareness with many thousands of others around the world, as encouraged by my late teacher Swami Veda Bharati.

“Yoga Philosophy views the mind as Universal field; its waves passing through us and becoming our individual minds. This Universal mind is a radiant force and is also known as a Universal Guru within. When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all.”

~ Swami Veda Bharati

Including a discussion of the current astrological energies, we enjoy the auspicious full moon energies and meditating together, absorbing the peaceful, calming and nurturing lunar essence, called soma in sanskrit.

Om som somaya namaha!

Guided full moon meditation:

Click to download to the guided full moon meditation

“There are two kinds of group meditations: 1. Many sitting at the same time and the same place, and 2. Sitting at the same time, but not at the same place.

Yoga Philosophy views the mind as Universal field; its waves passing through us and becoming our individual minds. This Universal mind is a radiant force and is also known as a Universal Guru within.

When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all.

Thus it is when we join together in meditation, and together enter the Guru-mind’s Field. On certain days of the year the Wave of Beauty and the Wave of Bliss flows very strong. These are the sacred days.”

~ Swami Veda Bharati, Rishikesh, India