On-line Zoom Meditations for November are:
Every day (silent meditation, no Q&A)
** Sun Nov 1st to Mon Nov 30th
6:30-7:30 am (ET)
** We’ll be using our usual zoom meeting ID: 613 111 7777, and will not be offering any guidance or Q&A sessions on these calls.
This is a coming together of a supportive meditation community for extra, sustained practice. You can sit in silence or use your own guided meditation recordings during the call, but would ask that you keep your audio muted.
Hope to see you there!
Tanya and Dan
Wednesdays 8PM ET Drop-in Meditations
30 minute insight meditation, followed by 30 minute Q&A/reporting period
Wed November 4th – 8:00-8:30 pm (ET)
Wed November 11th – 8:00-8:30 pm (ET)
Wed November 18h – 8:00-8:30 pm (ET)
Wed November 25th – 8:00-8:30 pm (ET)
To Join this Zoom Meeting use Meeting ID: 613 111 7777.
Zoom is easy to use- just click on the link below and follow the instructions. If you need more help, check out this video on how to join Zoom
Check out previously recorded meditations on the Samadhi Center Youtube Channel:
No Live, Drop-In Zoom Meditations in December.
We will be taking a break from the drop-in meditations during the month of December in order to focus on production of the next film and take some time for personal retreats. Please feel free to review recordings of some of our earlier meditation calls at any time:
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All are welcome to join this open, supportive online community for our hour-long guided meditations.
The direct path focuses our attention away from objective experience and directs it towards the inner light of awareness that is always present and unaffected by that which comes and goes. Other names for this type of meditation are mahamudra, shikantaza (just sitting), choiceless awareness and the practice of prajna paramita. In self inquiry practice, one may ask the question “Who or what is having the experience?” Realizing our true nature is just one step on this path, as we must then continue with practices that integrate this remembering more and more into our everyday experiences.
We explore a variety of insight meditation techniques (also known as Vipassana or mindfulness meditation) that develop our ability to bring awareness, concentration and equanimity to what’s happening in our experience moment to moment. Insight meditation gradually exposes and strips away the layers of the illusory self – refining and purifying the body/mind – preparing it for the ultimate dissolution into source. If meditators are struggling with particular hindrances i.e. challenging physical or emotional experiences, insight meditation practices can help navigate them both on and off the cushion.
After each hour long sit we’ll take some time (approximately a half hour) for interactive reporting, sharing, questions etc.
Which should you practice?
Whatever works! You may find that integrating both practices simultaneously is most beneficial, that you’re drawn to just one, or take time to explore each on its own. Both paths ultimately lead to the same destination – Samadhi – which is to simply be here in the now, fully present, unfiltered by the egoic mind.
Zoom is an easy to use, free video conference system that is usable on any device. https://zoom.us/
* Please have it downloaded and test it out prior to the start of the meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/6131117777
Please Note: The Q & A calls may be posted on our Patreon page, which is a community of Awaken the World Initiative supporters, where they can be viewed by our Patrons at any time. If you choose to unmute yourself and participate during the call, please keep in mind that your image and discussion will be included in the video.
We created the Patreon page as a way for our supporters to offer continual financial support of Awaken the World film projects (which are always offered to the world for free). We have chosen to share the full recordings of the online Zoom sits exclusively with our Patreon community as a thank you for their ongoing support – which can be as little as $1 per month. These sessions are happily offered for free in order to make them available to anyone interested in exploring meditation, however if you would like to make a monthly donation as a Patreon supporter, or make a one-time donation to the Awaken the World Initiative your support is deeply appreciated.
Hope to see you soon,
Dan and Tanya
To Join this Zoom Meeting use Meeting ID: 613 111 7777