Importance of Posture in Meditation

Monk Meditating on Cliff

Posture in meditation is a fundamental aspect that determines the quality of any practice, it is the quintessential element that is often overlooked or considered irrelevant. In the Orient, body posture is referred to as “Asana”, referring to the environment in which a practitioner surrounds him/herself in and inclusively the posture that is adopted.

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Introduction to Meditation

Buddha on Mountain

Mediation has long been the corner stone for many esoteric traditions, it is often referred to as ‘the daily bread’ in the sense that it leads the practitioner to a state of contemplation, a profound interior state of self-revelation that leads one to discover their authentic nature, beyond the human form. At the entrance of the Shrine of the Oracle of Delphi in Greece it states ‘Know thyself, then thou shalt know the Universe and the Gods” Meditation is the doorway to this occult (hidden) gateway that lies dormant within each and every individual, this has and will always be the objective of meditation, to provide individuals the means to discover their interior nature and the means in which to realise it. (more…)

The Search for Enlightenment

Enlightenment

With a bit of reflection it is clear that we are all searching for something in life. Most of us don’t even know for what we are searching or that we are searching at all. On the surface, money, power, and material success seem to be the common goals for mankind. The abundance of material comforts that abound in our society often gives the illusion that we are succeeding in life. Yet, underneath this materialism, lies a deeper yearning, an empty space waiting to be filled with answers as to the true purpose of our existence. These inquietudes can echo for a lifetime in the depths of our subconscious. Who are we, and what are we doing here? Can our sole purpose be to go to work every day, return home, and go to sleep at night, only to awaken again in the morning and start all over again?

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