Daily Silent Meditation is at 6:00pm - 6:30pm. From 5:30pm - 6:00pm is self-guided preparation time (Hatha postures, Relaxation, Pranayama). We have four meditation times per day, every day, and these are summarized below.
LIVE STREAMING VIDEO SILENT MEDITATION: On many days we have live streaming video of this meditation through the Abhyasa Ashram Satsang group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AbhyasaAshramSatsang/) page on Facebook.
LIVE VIDEO MEETINGS: Please take a look at our Meetup calendar (https://www.meetup.com/abhyasa-ashram/events/) (linked in the column at the left) on the various offerings of live streaming video meetings. Join us online or physically at the ashram if you are in the Fort Walton Beach area.
COURSES: We have several online courses that are either free or by donation. All of these are related to mediation, and the Basic Meditation would be a good place to start if you are new to meditation. Click here for descriptions and enrollment (https://sites.google.com/site/abhyasaashram/-courses) in the courses.
OUR APPROACH TO MEDITATION: In the tradition of the Himalayan masters, Yoga is seen as a process wherein we systematically deal with all levels of our being, such that body and breath practices are an integral part of, and are intended to lead to meditation. Therefore our schedule of daily practice times is designed so that you have time for Asanas/Postures, Relaxation, and Pranayama/Breath before and leading into meditation. Our/my approach to teaching is mostly one-to-one coaching on donation basis, rather than large fee-based classes as is the case with most gymnastic oriented modern physical yoga classes. Please let us/me know if you would like to schedule time for individualized coaching in any phase of the systematic meditation practices of our tradition of the Himalayan masters.
In loving service,
Swami Jnaneshvara ("Swami J")
OUR DAILY MEDITATION SCHEDULE:
MEDITATION #1: 6:00-7:00/7:30am (daily)
..6:00-6:05am: Daily Mantras
..6:05-6:30am: Prep for Meditation (Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
MEDITATION #2: 11:30-12:00pm (daily)
..11:30-12:00pm: Prep for Meditation (Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
MEDITATION #3: 5:30-6:30pm (daily)
..5:30-6:00pm: Prep for Meditation (Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
MEDITATION #4: 9:00-9:30pm (daily)
..9:00-9:05pm: Daily Mantras
..9:05-9:10pm: Prep for Meditation (Brief Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
The three time periods between the four meditations (mid-morning, afternoon, and evening) are for service work (karma yoga), individual coaching, group discussions at the ashram or online, videos, or personal time.