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.
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
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