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Meditation Course
Everything you need to start meditating

Meditation is a mysterious ladder which reaches from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to knowledge.” – Swami Sivananda


The meditation course is designed to help you set up a regular meditation practice at home. Meditation is the art of slowing down and focusing the mind. It is an invaluable tool for emotional balance and peace of mind. The course takes a step-by-step approach to learning how to meditate and is accessible to complete newcomers. It also allows experienced meditators to deepen their practice and further their understanding of meditation and its vast potential.

- How to start a meditation practice
- Developing concentration
- Mantras – tools to connect to inner peace
- Sitting positions, conscious breathing and mental relaxation

Meditation Course
Recommended reading: Sivananda Book of Meditation by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.
Mondays 8 - 9.30pm 11 September - 2 October
Thursdays 7 - 8.30pm 26 October - 23 November ( no class the 9th November)
Wednesdays 6.30 - 8pm 24 January - 14 February

Christmas Meditation Intensive

29 and 30 December 2017

We welcome you for a beginners-friendly weekend meditation course. Meditation classes, simple breathing exercices, cooking demonstration, nutritious vegetarian meals and walks along the Thames make this a mini-retreat in the heart of London.

 

Meditation is the art of slowing down and focusing the mind. The science of meditation is a universal tradition that traces its origin of thousands of years before the advent of today's civilization, surviving unchanged as is has passed from generation to generation.

 

Many people come to the practice of meditation because they feel unfulfilled and empty, with stress and inner restlessness playing a much larger part in their lives than they would like. They may be unsure of what meditation can do, but know it promises relief from the high tension and fast peace of today's modern society. Meditation gives relief and much more. It teaches us that there is a power within each one of us, a peace and a wisdom which we can tap into once we know it is available. This power inspires, reinforces and gives strength to those who seek to grow in a positive direction. Light is there and available to all, we only need to connect ourselves to the current.

 

Daily programme

10.15am     Welcome                                                       2.00pm     Gentle breathing exercices (Sunday)

10.30am     Meditation class part 1                                    4.00pm     Meditation class part 2

12.00noon   Vegetarian lunch                                            5.30pm     Vegetarian snack

1.00pm       Walk along the Thames                                   6.00pm     Satsang: meditation, chanting, talk (optional)

2.00pm       Vegetarian cooking demonstration (Saturday)

Price weekend course:  Members £75 / Non-members £100 / Concessions £70

Positive Thinking Course

Tap into the creative power of the mind

Every thought has literal value to you in every possible way.
What you think upon, that you become
.”
Swami Sivananda

With our thoughts, we hold in our hands the most powerful tools of self-transformation. Thoughts form the roots of all our actions, they are the silent bricks that build our lives. Thought is the most creative power in the universe and when the potential contained in the thought is realised, it is the beginning of great spiritual growth.

You will be introduced to simple and practical techniques to help improve the quality of your thoughts and tap into the creative power of the mind. This course forms the natural continuation of the meditation course – meditation and positive thinking are inseparable. We recommend attending the meditation course before participating in the positive thinking course.

- The nature of thoughts
- How habits are formed
- Transforming negative thoughts and emotions
- Developing thought power

Positive Thinking Course
Recommended reading: Thought Power by Swami Sivananda.
Wednesdays 8 -9.30pm 27 September - 18 October
Mondays 8 - 9.30pm 8 January - 5 February (no class the 22th January)

Cost Meditation or Positive Thinking course on weekdays:

One Course: Members £48  /  Non-members £67  /  Concessions £46
Two Courses: Members £88  /  Non-members £125  /  Concessions £85

Cost Meditation Intensive weekend course :

 

Members £75  /  Non-members £100  /  Concessions £70

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Special courses and Study Groups

 

 

4 session Special Course
The nature of pure love - Narada Bhakti Sutras

 

“Love is the law of life. To love is to fulfil the law. And to fulfil the law means eternal peace and verlasting happiness. Love is life. Love is joy. Love is warmth. Love is the golden tie which binds heart to heart, soul to soul. To live is to love. To love is to live.”  Swami Sivananda

  
Bhakti means devotion, the most precious of all possessions. Bhakti opens the heart, fills the mind with purity and generates harmony and divine love.

 

The Narada Bhakti Sutras are filled with devotion. In a brief discourse containing 84 aphorisms, sage Narada defines the process of devotion and the nature of selfless love. Its language is simple, beautiful and direct. Its profound wisdom touches the heart and is directly applicable to daily life.

 

 

 

 

Study book: 'Narada Sutras' with commentaries of Swami Sivananda
Dates will be announced soon    

Cost 4 week Special Courses:

Special Courses: Members £55  /  Non-members £75  /  Concessions £53

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