Meditation Classes Edmonton
Practice with the masters.
Whether you are new to meditation or advanced, this is your chance to learn from Kunga Chotak and teachers in Himalayan Meditation Centre, we offer Buddhist wisdom & answer your questions about how to bring mindfulness into your life. You'll gain skills to:
Reduce stress anytime, anywhere
Make complex decisions with confidence
Tap into your intuition and inner guidance
Strengthen your emotional intelligence
Bring more compassion to all your relationships
When you meditate you go within. You become more authentic and more you, away from the stress of daily life, is profound. You become more open to connecting with people on a deep level.
TIBETAN TSA LUNG
The health of our subtle body is of primary importance to the health of our physical body and the happiness of our mind. The subtle body is composed of three things: channels (tsa) and the wind-energy (lung) and essence (tigle) that flow through them. Blockages in the channels cause imbalances in our body systems as vital nutrients, oxygen and blood don’t flow properly. These blockages also cause energetic and mental blockages. Unless we actively nurture our subtle body, everyday we lose some channels. Fortunately, Tantrayana Buddhism has powerful methods to open our channels and make them clear and supple.
Tsa Lung is a practice that works intensively with our subtle body. By combining special breath retention techniques with physical movements and visualizations, we move our wind-energy throughout the body, allowing it to reach deep places and open more and more subtle channels. When the wind flows freely, this energy can be used for self-healing or can be given to others.
This physical practice is very dynamic and powerful. And breath retention makes it even more challenging. However, it is very important that we train the breath. As we become older, our breathing becomes more and more shallow and no longer reaches all parts of the body. Therefore, we need to relearn how to breathe deeply. And when the breath flows, the mind flows. When we work with the breath, we completely change our thoughts. And when we stop the breath, we come into the deep stillness of the mind.
Chanting is a rhythmical repetition (either silently or aloud) of a song, prayer, word or sound. It is one of the most ancient spiritual practices and a part of most religions and spiritual paths.
According to the ancient meditation tradition, sound is healing and sacred. It is also believed that sound is one of the most powerful forces. Chanting during a yoga practice deepens the concentration and devotion, calms the mind and improves the awareness.
Chanting opens the heart; stills, focuses and calms the mind; and offers the benefits of meditation, without the struggle or the striving to concentrate. The most popular and most often chanted mantra is the supreme mantra and the primal syllable, Om (or Aum).
Chanting Sanskrit mantras is very effective for one's consciousness. It also stimulates the chakras, providing a calming, cleansing and energizing effect. Each Sanskrit letter is represented by a sound that is associated with a specific chakra in the body.