If you look at the motivations behind our thoughts and actions - conscious and unconscious - they're all to get us closer to the feeling, or at least the idea, of happiness.
Yet in spite of our worldly successes and social relationships, we sometimes feel lonely, empty, as if something is missing. Even when we experience happiness, it tends to be more of a brief touch than a lasting embrace. We seem to slip back to a lower plane, a place of wanting, again and again.
Psychologists, economists, poets - and, most importantly, you - have long asked why. But for all of the scholarship and human insight across the centuries, nobody has found a complete and enduring answer. Perhaps because it's been too close to see...
The answer, the truth, is our heart."
Irmansyah Effendi, M.Sc., Founder Padmacahaya Institute
Practiced by thousands of people around the world, Open Heart Meditation is a simple and profound technique that reminds us that the peace, calmness and happiness we so long for can be found within us.
Open Heart Meditation is different to other meditation techniques because it is about strengthening the spiritual heart (the centre of feeling) to connect us with the Divine, so that we are able to let go of any negativites which have caused us stress, unhappiness or ill health.
In this beautiful guided meditation, we can feel the Divine energy pour into our spiritual heart so that it can cleanse, open and strengthen our heart. With practice, the quality of our heart improves and the beautiful feeling of Love from our heart develops and grows. As our heart continues to strengthen and open more, we experience increasing happiness, health, peace, joy, and learn to follow our heart's own inner guidance to benefit ourselves and others in our daily life.
Open Heart Meditation is for anybody who:
Is interested in learning meditation
Is an experienced meditator or has tried other meditation techniques and would like to deepen, improve, and bring more joy and ease into their practice
Is seeking relief from stress, tension or negativity in their life
Is studying or involved in difficult mental work, and would like to clarify and improve their mind
Is dealing with physical or mental health issues
Would like to learn to relax more, and enjoy deeper and more restful sleep
Would like to experience greater happiness, joy, peace, calmness and lightness in their lives
Would like to improve their relationships, connection to others, and emotional well-being
Would like to learn or discover more about the heart, using the heart, and following the heart
Is looking for a greater sense of meaning, purpose or fulfilment in their lives
Is looking to discover, deepen or improve a real connection with the Divine
This Meetup group is based at the Lotus Centre in Hobart's CBD. The Centre is a beautiful oasis within the city dedicated to healing, rejuvenation and spiritual connection. Meditations are held every day of the week except Sunday, and are open to all members of the public. A $5 donation is asked to cover the hire of the rooms. In addition to daily meditations, the Centre also holds regular Open Heart and Reiki Tummo workshops, both of which help to profoundly deepen the benefits of the Open Heart practice.