Meditation – Embodied Awareness

Take time for the timeless: reconnect with the core of who and what you are, beyond the masks you wear. 

Experience the essence of deep meditation in your body.  Energy centres and pathways are physical points in the body that act as a bridge between your soul, bodymind and emotions.  When these channels are cleared and merged together in one flow, the full expression of life force is allowed.  This accesses unconditional Love and the flow of True Life through your being.  In this way we fully utilise the body to access the formless, rather than trying to escape the body!   

Each individual energy centre and pathway lead to certain states of consciousness.  Any potential for transformation occurs through awareness.  By becoming aware of the habitual and unconscious patterns of thinking, emotional reactions and self-limiting beliefs, we are able to transform life force energy.  This cultivates self-knowledge, positively effects our behaviour and inter-personal relationships, and returns us to a feeling and experience of wholeness. 

Meditation practice opens us up to new and creative realities, connects us with the abundant potential of True Life and reminds us of our Essential Nature.   

Meditation practice cultivates awareness, improves the quality of our life and develops inner peace.  

Meditation is non-sectarian and open to everyone.

When your whole body is pervaded with consciousness,
your one-pointed mind dissolves into your heart
and you penetrate reality.
Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

Looking Within

Meditation – The Fundamental Practice for Everyday Life

“Last year, thirty of my students and I observed the nine-day Navarati celebration, the Festival of Light at the Wise Earth monastery. On the final day of the program, we had a delightful feast, which we had prepared together over the course of the nine days. The meal was a lovely, joyful occasion, made even more special by the presence of Yogi Ramananda, a seventy-five year old adept who was visiting me from Bangalore, India.

By the time we were done, the kitchen counters and the sink were piled high with dirty dishes and sticky pots and pans. We were about to organise a cleanup crew when Yogi Ramananda announced that he wanted to wash the dishes himself. ‘But you are my honoured guest,’ I protested. Yogi Ramananda smiled and insisted that the job was his. ‘A few helpers, then,’ I said. Yogi Ramananda shook his head and shooed me out of the kitchen. He wanted to do it himself. Finally, I gave in and went off to do some chores. I returned an hour later. All the washing was done. Yogi Ramananda was just putting the last of the pots into the cupboard. ‘How on earth did you finish up so quickly?’ I asked.

‘From beginning to end, only one thought crossed my mind,’ the yogi replied. ‘Wash the dishes.’

Yogi Ramananda understood that thought and action must flow together. After years of practicing meditation as sadhana (spiritual practice) he had attained a state of equanimity that was apparent in the way he performed even the most ordinary tasks. His mind was tethered to his breath, regulating and energising his every undertaking, whether he was taking a walk in the woods, practicing yoga postures, chanting the Vedic mantras or sweeping the kitchen floor.”

— Bri Maya Tiwari, Extract from ‘The Path of Practice’