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Meditation

Stress and Meditation: Deserving Power

Old patterns or habits, or the impressions left over from past experience can cause us to feel unworthy. We typically think of stress as something that is happening in the present - we've run out of our adaptability and therefore we feel stressed out. In the moment, we get overloaded in some way and report feeling stressed. However, that experience also makes an impression - it stays with us in the body. (more…)

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Meditation

Unleashing Our Full Potential

In our tradition, we practice meditation for twenty minutes twice daily, locating the deep inner silence we call Being. In the early days of meditation, we must close our eyes in order to have this experience. As we progress with our meditation practice, Being stabilizes in the eyes-open state. It becomes imprinted on our waking state and we are no longer dependent on sitting quietly in meditation in order to experience it. We notice an overall inner calm while engaged in activity, and near unlimited reserves of adaptability which progresses toward a stress-free existence. (more…)

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Meditation

Understanding Suffering

Suffering is one of the dominant experiences in our modern society. When we suffer, the impact is felt by all those around us - and in that sense suffering is a type of social disease. In order to correct it we must first understand the mechanics of it. (more…)

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Inspirational Quotes, Meditation

How The Mind Falls Silent

In Vedic or Transcendental Meditation, we are not willing to put pressure or effort or strain into our practice, simply because it is not possible to force the mind into silent submission. The mind cannot be silenced by attempting to silence it. Instead, if we bring Bliss to the mind, then the find will fall silent as a product of that interaction. Bliss is experienced in our least excited state. (more…)

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Meditation: Knowledge is for Action

In the tradition of Vedic Meditation, meditation is practiced for twenty minutes, twice daily. In doing so, we are locating the deep inner silence we call Being. In the early days of meditation, we must close our eyes in order to have this experience. As we progress with our meditation practice, Being stabilizes in the eyes-open state. It becomes imprinted on our waking state and we are no longer dependent on sitting quietly in meditation in order to experience it. We notice an overall inner calm while engaged in activity, and near unlimited reserves of adaptability which results in a stess-free

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Inspirational Quotes, Meditation

Meditation: Naturalness-The Basis of Effectiveness

Naturalness is the basis of effectiveness. We cannot be our most effective pretending to be that which we are not, or trying to be who we think others would want us to be. To try to do so only pulls us out of the present moment as we speculate about how we should act - what to do or say, how to think and behave - in order to please others. The result of acting unnaturally creates a palpable strain on the environment, to the detriment of everyone. (more…)

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Inspirational Quotes, Meditation

The Necessity of Positivity

We live within society which we continually strive to improve. To that end, we always want to be inspiring and encouraging. One of the many benefits of a vedic meditation practice is to begin to spontaneously exhibit the qualities of being courteous and polite. This is how a stress free physiology performs.   (more…)

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Health, Meditation

Gain Mental Clarity and Melt Away Stress

Our brains are like amazing, super powerful computers. Think of each of our brains (computer) as having a certain amount of RAM which determines its processing capacity. The more applications the “computer” is running, the more RAM is used and the slower the computer gets. This RAM is used for all kinds of brain work, from thinking, recalling, analyzing, to the subconscious actions. The key goal for mental clarity is to have as much free RAM as possible to function at top capacity of your brain. We know that not all our potential RAM is available when we want them.

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Health, Meditation

Chakras 101: What Are Chakras? A Basic Introduction

The Sanskrit word "chakra" translates as "wheel" and refers to energy centers living within us.  It is believed that when the chakras are clear, you can awaken spiritual energies and move toward enlightenment.  There are seven main chakras (pronounced "shock-ra") and numerous minor ones in the human body.  Similar to how your body functions automatically, your chakra centers also operate automatically.   Our chakras are interdependent on each other for harmony and balance. These energy patterns are in certain specific locations on the body, five along the spine, and two on the head, each correlates with its own distinct color, location

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