MEDITATION

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MEDITATION IS THE ACT OF COMING TO REST BY DISENGAGING FROM PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ACTIVITIES WHILE REMAINING IN A WAKEFUL STATE OF AWARENESS.

In meditation, we have an opportunity to take a break from the incessant activity and habitual “doing” that often consumes and defines our lives. By coming to rest physically and mentally, we can begin to observe and uncover a depth and calmness of being.

With regular practice, meditation provides the master key to our well-being — unlocking our true potential and enabling us to meet the world with renewed energy, authenticity, wisdom, creativity, compassion and equanimity. The remarkable benefits of meditation include an expanded sense of awareness, clarity of thought, lasting peace and happiness, as well as an understanding of our innate ability to resolve the challenges of everyday life.

BACKGROUND

The School has been training people in meditation for more than fifty years and continues to offer the same simple and authentic practice. Meditation has now embedded itself in our culture, the variety of techniques available can be daunting for anyone seeking an authentic way forward. Read about the Schools background in meditation here

TAKING UP MEDITATION

Taking up meditation is a 3 step process over 3-4 weeks.  Attendance at all three sessions is required. You cannot proceed with the meditation if you have not attended the two preliminary meetings. Read about the process here

MEDITATION RESEARCH

A list of peer-reviewed, scientific publications gives some indication of the health benefits of meditation and the scientific methods currently being utilised to investigate them. See research list here

ONGOING SUPPORT

Once you've commenced mediating, the School will support you in the practice with one-on-one tutorials, small group sessions and meditation retreats. Read about support here

SANSKRIT RESIDENTIAL WEEK: 4-12 January 2020

The Sydney School of Practical Philosophy is pleased to announce that the Annual Sanskrit Week will be held at Mahratta, in Sydney, from the afternoon of 4 January until the morning of 12 January 2020. Conditions apply.

THE REPUBLIC BOOK 8:
3 NOVEMBER

Now that Socrates has finished describing the just city, he returns to the task of describing the four unjust constitutions of city and man. Wahroonga, arrive 8.30 and finish 3pm. Lunch and Tea Breaks are included in the ticket price.

SATSANGA WEEKEND:
8-10 NOVEMBER

This weekend is for meditating students in Canberra - enrolled in M Level, Way of Life and The Way of Action. The weekend commences 8.30pm, Friday 8 November. Your guest tutors for the weekend will be Mr Bill Fox and Mrs Ann Fox.

SATTVA MORNING:
CANBERRA

‘Sattva’ is one of the fundamental forces or energies running through everything. This half-day workshop is for anyone currently enrolled in Canberra and is on Sunday 1 December from 9am to 12noon.

CHRISTMAS PARTY:
6 DECEMBER

You're invited to our Christmas Party. Its an opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow travellers in an congenial atmosphere and an opportunity to join in some singing.

Sustainable Happiness:
Monday 6:45pm

Year 1: Course 2 After completing The Wisdom Within course, the next course is Sustainable Happiness. The course focuses the perennial need to find happiness through all of life’s changing circumstances.