Past Meetup

Free Beginner's Meditation at Bloomingdale Regional Library

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Every week on Saturday

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Meditation is always easier when we are together - come learn how to meditate with us on Saturdays. It's free and everyone is welcome!

During this time we learn how to de-stress, relax and center ourselves using the techniques of Sahaja Meditation. This meditation helps you see where your life is out of balance and then use your own powers to change. Through doing it you gradually evolve into being your own teacher in a way that's difficult to achieve with the hectic lives we lead. It helps us discover (or rediscover) the calmness and silence inside, and connect with the joy of life in the here and now. This, in turn, has a positive impact on our health, our relationships and everything else too. The technique is simple, natural and easy to learn.

We meet every Saturday and you can start any time. After the 10:30-11:30 session we have another from 11:30-12:30 for those who have mastered the basics and feel ready to sit longer in deeper meditation.

What to expect?

Typically there is a short introduction or discussion on a topic relevant to the group; about what meditation is, how to achieve it and the imbalances that prevent us from feeling peaceful inside. Everyone is free to ask questions and get individual support.

Then we do a guided meditation session to help everyone experience the meditation (mental silence) and then sit quietly in meditation together for awhile. If you have tried to meditate using other methods you should find this much easier. Also if you really want to develop a meditation practice that gives tangible, obvious benefits this is the meditation for you.

No need to register, RSVP or bring any special clothes or tools, these sessions are open to the public in the libraries so just come. You can sit on a chair or the floor, whatever feels comfortable for you. This is an "inner yoga" we do through learning to relax our attention and connect with our deeper selves within.

For more info please see http://www.freemeditation.com or http://www.beyondthemind.com for research into the benefits of this technique.

http://www.meditatewithus.com is our site to help you learn the basics. It also has music and guided meditations to help you meditate more easily, and links to sites in Spanish. Happy meditating!

Sahaja Meditation is always free, see you there!