Four weekly classes of one hour each.. Students can participate in person or virtual sessions.
Should you meditate while speaking with your wife, husband, or inlaws? What about while operating heavy equipment, like driving a car or airplane? If you gasped at the idea, this workshop might be for you. Few know what meditation is in the West or the East. There are few people who know what they are talking about and even fewer students who understand them.
Many people think that meditation is to reduce consciousness, rather its purpose is to increase it, to expand it, to acquire more lucidity.
In this workshop we are going to break down misconceptions about this powerful capacity all humans have yet from childhood it was lost because it did not seem to have much tangible value.
Meditation is an inconvenient word to define the practice called dhyána in Sanskrit, since this technique consist of stopping the thoughts in order to allow consciousness to express itself through a more subtle channel, which is above the mind, although the dictionary defines to meditate as thinking, reflecting.
Really, the term dhyána can be used to designate the exercise of meditation as well as the state of consciousness obtained from this practice. It consists of concentrating and not thinking about anything, not analyzing the object of concentration, but simply place the thought on it until it infiltrates the object. “When the observer, the observed object and the act of observation merge into one thing, this is meditation”, according to the Shástras. Therefore, the best term in our language that defines this phenomena is contemplation.