Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants follow a prescribed Code of Discipline, learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation.Vipassana meditation courses are offered all over the world search for the center near you at Dhamma.org
Tibet was invaded, pillared, raped, destroyed. Tibet had no armies, no weapons, no tanks; yet their monasteries were robbed, priceless historical and religious scriptures were burned, monks tortured, and nuns raped before being horribly murdered. Tibetans were forced not to meditate, but to work in the fields. Under loaded machine guns, meditators were being forced to work in labor camps and wear the typical Chinese peasant uniforms so that all their uniqueness and individuality would be destroyed. In addition, the Tibetan language is deliberately being destroyed; children are forced to learn and speak Chinese.
It is a tragedy that Tibet fell into the hands of materialists who believe people are only matter and that consciousness is only a by-product of matter. Communists are not interested in meditation and they even deny the existence of the inner sphere.
When a soul has left the physical body 90 hours after death and still lingers around the physical earthly realm, we term such souls as discarnates. There are many reasons why these souls do not return to the spiritual realms they should go, some of the reasons are as follows...
When someone lacks self-respect, they live their life miserably. They shoulder the burdens of regret, shame, loathing and blame. They are prone to engaging themselves to self-destructive behavior because they have little value for themselves.
If you are walking on soft earth, the best way is to walk barefoot, no shoes. You have a tremendous contact with the earth. We belong to the earth! Half of us is part of the earth and half is part of the sky. And when you are walking in the early morning sun on the wet earth, you are enjoying both the sky and the earth. It was perfectly right!
Yoga nidra or yogi sleep has been used for thousands of years by yogis. In the Upanishads, there are three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and deep sleep. Yoga nidra allows an individual to leave the waking state, move past the dreaming state and into deep sleep while remaining awake or conscious during the whole process. In yoga nidra, there are no dreams to explore. Instead, it is a process of emptying. It purifies the deeper aspect of the human mind by exploring deep impressions or samskaras. This is essential as samskaras drive our karma.
Filmed earlier this year in Somerset UK, this video features Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita from the School of Awakening demonstrating and explaining various meditation practices from the ancient tantric text - The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.In this introductory talk Sarita shares her personal journey and debunks some of the misconceptions about tantra.
It is with much excitement that I share this Couples' Meditation with you! You and your partner can use this whenever you like. It's a good one to help you plug into one another after a long day apart. It's also a good way to energize and start the day, and on the opposite end, it can be a relaxing thing to do before bedtime. And if you do this meditation right before lovemaking, it can really strengthen your chemistry!
Everything in the Universe is vibrating. This is no theory, it is a fact. The entire Universe is nothing but vibrations. The good vibrations make us happy, the unwholesome vibrations cause misery. Vipassana will help you come out of effect of bad vibrations- the vibrations caused by a mind full of craving and aversion. When the mind is perfectly balanced, the vibrations become good. And these good or bad vibrations you generate start influencing the atmosphere all around you.
Satori is a glimpse of the ultimate… as if you are seeing the Himalayan peaks. But you are far away, you are not on the peaks, and you have not become the peaks. It is a beautiful experience, very enchanting, exciting, challenging. Perhaps it may lead you towards samadhi. Satori is a glimpse of samadhi
With Samadhi your old self is gone who was always in the pursuit of happiness, satisfaction, fulfilment of desires and new self is born who doesn’t longs for anything, who doesn’t desires to achieve anything. In that moment when past and future ceases from existence, you become the present.
In history, people worshiped the sun and associated its absence with the end of the world thus, they greatly feared eclipses. Devoid of scientific knowledge, they thought that the eclipse signifies the death of the sun and ultimately, the death of all. For one, the ancient Egyptians worshiped a sun god that they call Ra. Images of this sun god has been seen in various Egyptian artifacts and was a big part of the religion in ancient Egypt.