The Skinny on Meditation

Little do people know that Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, brought yoga from India to the western world.  No one even remembers Paul Brunton, British Journalist/author/mystic, who brought the practise of meditation to mainstream audiences.

If you wish to meditate anywhere in the world, you can go to 1) http://www.freemeditation.com (free centers worldwide), 2) http://www.dharma.org/?gclid=CKrVq__d3KwCFdAEQAodYHdpqQ (two week meditation retreats where silence is enforced but you get access to a buffet table), 3) http://www.kabbalah.com/ (Jewish Mysticism), 4) http://www.maharishi.org/ (T.M), and 5) http://www.krishna.com/.

Last Thursday, I went to OISE’s at UFT, where I attended Sahaja Yoga, where I saw beginners being taught how to meditate. Vyacheslav Kireev, a UFT Psychology student, was the head to this collective meditation. In the past occasions an associate Professor of Philosophy guided this collective. All ethnic origins are represented, including Muslims, Hindus, Eastern European, South East Asians, and Anglo Saxons. Sometimes at this gathering you can find students, lawyers, some writers, or even a professional video editor. Daily meditation helps ease stress, anxiety, depression, and some health problems. Go online and find a center near you, whatever form you wish to practise. "Sahaja Yoga meditation, among other things, opened up a space of serenity in my being that helps me to navigate in this world and withstand its troubles. It’s truly amazing how spirituality can be so tangible and so easily shared. Just give it a try, check out www.freemeditation.com to find information about the classes in your neighborhood and also experience awakening of your spiritual energy just in front of your monitor. Wish you good luck!" Vyacheslav, 10-year practitioner, UofT student.
Paul Collins, author of Mack Dunstan’s Inferno / Mystery of Everyman’s Way
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