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"We are meant to be happy. That has always been something we strive for in this life. In fact, if we look at the motivations behind our thoughts and action conscious and unconscious they are all to get us closer to the feeling, or at least the idea, of happiness.

Some of us have long asked why we cannot hold on to happiness.
For all of the scholarship and human insights across the centuries, nobody has found a complete and enduring answer. Perhaps because it has been too close to see… The answer, the key, is our heart."

Irmansyah Effendi, M.Sc., Founder Padmacahaya Institute

The Open Heart Meditation is a very easy-to-learn, heart-centered meditation that helps you experience the peace and joy that is already within your spiritual heart through the simple technique of relaxing, smiling and surrendering.

At the Meetup we will walk you through the basic steps (relax, smile and surrender) of heart meditation so you can become familiar with the process, then we will do the Open Heart Meditation together.

The Open Heart Meditation is a beautiful, guided meditation that connects our hearts to True Source, the Source of Love & Light (we use the non-denominational term "True Source" but you a free to use whatever word feels right for you- God, Spirit, Universe etc...). The Open Heart Meditation also helps cleanse negative energy and emotions from your heart and replace it with Love & Light in a very gentle, surrendered way.

Most people feel very relaxed and peaceful after the Open Heart Meditation. With practice, as our heart becomes stronger, we become more peaceful, joyful and able to follow our heart's own inner guidance to be happier in our daily life.

On a deeper level Open Heart Meditation is about opening the heart to know your True Self and to connect with our Creator - the ultimate source of love and light, we call "True Source". The divine energy from True Source (the Reiki energy) is a beautiful restorative energy of healing, joy, love and blessings. Receiving this energy will improve your overall happiness and general well-being. 

When you are connected to this ultimate source of life every day, you will in turn receive life more abundantly. Your body will start to restore itself, emotional traumas will lessen, and you will start to make life choices that are more sound and centered, and more in line with your True Self - beyond the limited intelligence of the mind, other worldly wisdoms, and fluctuating emotions.

Open Heart Meditation is therefore very different to many popular types of meditation, such as Mindfulness Meditation for the following reasons:

• It does not rely on the mind (or observation) or on emotions, but rather it is focused on the heart. We teach you how to quiet the mind, to open the spiritual heart, and feel from your heart to get direct guidance from the Source of True Love & Light.

• Instead of practicing detachment, we teach you to attach to the source of abundant life first. This will then help you detach from all forms of negativities naturally without effort. In doing so, this will gradually reduce negative emotional and reactive responses, smoothing your life's path.

• This blessing is a gift from the True Source and cannot be earned by greater effort. The only thing one can do is to just receive these gifts is with an open heart in gratitude.

This group is dedicated to those who would like to learn, practice, share and experience Open Heart Meditation, Reiki healing, and Kundalini awakening. It's suitable for people from all religions because it's non denominational general spirituality that helps people to better connect with their chosen spiritual path - experientially through the heart (rather than through the head with more thinking and theory). 

Our area of focus is for the overall happiness and general well-being of everyone by tapping into the Divine Energy and Blessings. We channel Reiki TUMMO energies with special emphasis on Open Heart Meditation. Everyone is welcome to join, learn and contribute in a safe and caring environment :-)


One very clear realization I had when connecting with my heart was the thought that this is so normal…so natural I think that was a turning point of realizing something big.

Through the “eyes” of our heart, we can see beyond the stories that separate us from others, and instead start to witness the things that connect us. For me, it was the beginning of the relationship with unconditional Love.

Opening my heart has connected me to the mightiest force in existence: True Source. And it is true. It is real. Not an idea or a concept, but a feeling so actual and beautiful that I know—beyond any knowing my brain can ever give me—that this is the Truth, Infinite Love and Light.

Now I know I don’t have a heart; I am a heart. The heart's natural role is to share with others the Love and Light that flows from True Source. What a beautiful journey it continues to be, re-discovering who I really am.

~ Steve Ray, Educator
Melbourne, Australia

My life shifted after I opened my heart.  The facts of my external life are still the same; but my heart attitude and my whole self have changed, and are still changing. 

Now that I have found my heart, I am able to stop worrying about my situations, and have even become grateful for them.  In my daily life, I am more relaxed and not stressed out anymore (even though sometimes I am extremely busy, and my job is filled with turbulence).  Surrendering to True Source, feeling the joy and peace, has also helped my biggest burden—a suppressive, desolate sadness because of loneliness—to lift more and more.

With our hearts, we are able to feel and to realize the presence, beauty, clarity, and the absoluteness of Divine Love for every being.  To be allowed to experience this is the biggest joy I can imagine.

Thank You, True Source!

~ Angela Frenz, Contractor

After riding the waves of life for 48 years, I started looking for the real meaning of this existence.  Inadvertently, I came across the Open Heart Workshops given by Padmacahaya Institute, and my searching ended here.

In learning about the heart, my life changed.  Anger, arrogance, and other negative emotions dissipated—not because I was holding myself back from expressing them, but because they naturally started to resolve from within.  As a result, my life has become more in harmony with my own family, and with other people.

In the past, I sought success for its own sake in this material life.  But with the heart, I realized how temporary life is; how we should enjoy it in good health, calmness, and happiness.  Mere worldly success did not bring me those wonderful things. 

By using my heart, wherever I am, I can avoid bad situations, and be within the peace, beauty, and joy of life...while continuing to be productive and enjoying it.

~ Willy Iskandar, Business Owner
Jakarta, Indonesia

Before learning about the heart, when I prayed to True Source, it felt flat, and I was never sure if my prayers were heard.  I remember how I prayed only when I had problems in my life, or because at school or at church a bunch of us were being told to pray together.  Words came out of me without any feeling; I was simply reading prayer lines. 

Now it is completely different: prayers have become beautiful, and I am able to go into a deep state of connection.  I feel how I am communicating with True Source—how my prayers reach up to True Source, Lovingly listening, and are accepted with the beauty of Love.

~ Sunny Tjandrakesuma,
Perth, Australia


For more information about Open Heart Meditation:

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For more information about Kundalini:

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Download a Guided Recording of Open Heart Meditation™

The Open Heart Meditation is now available for download in MP3 format on iTunes and CD Baby for $2.99. Click here to download from iTunes or CD Baby.

Read the best selling book – Smile to Your Heart Meditations: Simple Practices for Peace, Health and Spiritual Growth™ by Irmansyah Effendi (Author)

An easy, step-by-step guide to opening, feeling and enjoying your heart, Smile to Your Heart Meditations will teach you to naturally:

♥ Experience the calmness and happiness within your heart
♥ Achieve deeper, more joyful and experiential meditations
♥ Recognize the difference between using your brain and your heart
♥ Let your heart be strengthened and cleansed of negativities
♥ Improve your beautiful connection with the Divine Source
♥ Rely on your heart more in your interactions with others
♥ Allow more joy and positive energy to flow throughout your life

The Real You: Beyond Forms and Lives 
by Irmansyah Effendi (Author)

This life is limited. One day, every one of us will die. So, what is our real purpose in this limited world with limited time? Who were we before we were born, and what will happen to us after we die? Who are we . . . really? In this springtime of spiritual awakening, profound realizations about our true nature and our true self consciousness can easily and naturally be experienced by all of us. In understanding our true self, our spiritual journey and the key connection of our heart, our life will take on new meaning, and our daily activities and relationships will be filled with beauty, joy and purpose.

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