These meditations serve as introductions and instructions to allow an easeful entry into different types of meditation. It is suggested that they be the entry point to a 5 to 15 minute meditation that is done in silence.
Creating a daily structure and toolbox for the unfolding of your spiritual expansion
Each part contains a new treasure chest of Meditations, Contemplations, Affirmations, Sutras, and core spiritual practices
Each Contemplation allows its wisdom to reveal itself. Contemplations are meant to be taken deep inside and allowed to enter your inner awareness. In that silent space, wisdom arises around the contemplation and allows it to be expanded and infused into your awareness.
Affirmations allow the wisdom of the affirmation to become your knowledge and experience. Affirmations are phrases that hold truth, and change illusion and misunderstanding into a more authentic way of understanding your Self and reality. They should be repeated mentally during the day whenever there is a free moment.
Core Practice: Chanting
When we chant we create rasa, the moistness of the heart. Repeating or chanting the names of God or the enlightened ones aligns us with the highest vibrations and impresses those vibrations in our subtle nervous system. Chanting dissolves anger, greed, pride, envy and delusion and opens the heart. These sounds wash away impurities. They allow the heart to open.
Chanting is a form of silence. Because these sounds arise from the purity of absolute Being, they hold the space with one foot in absolute silence and one foot in the finest relative manifestation. Sacred mantras vibrate with the purity of God and fill us with that power and experience.
Chanting allows our mind to rest in the vibration of God and embrace God’s purity. When mantras or the name of God or the names of the enlightened ones are repeated, their vibration pulsates in our mind and this allows the restlessness and agitation of the mind to relax. The mind can begin to function with gentleness and kindness and feel virtue naturally arising from our true nature. There is great freedom and joy when we can feel the mind’s true nature; bliss.
When we chant, the atmosphere around us becomes permeated with the pure vibration of the names of God. Besides filling ourselves with the power and purity of the name, we fill that which surrounds us also, blessing ourselves and the world.
Sung by: Deva Premal & Miten with Manose
We meditate upon the adorable, enchanting and radiant source of all things.
The divine light of spiritual consciousness energizes and awakens us.
Aad Guray Nameh
Sung by: Snatam Kaur
I bow to the Primal Source of Creation,
I bow to Creation woven throughout time,
I bow to the True Source of Creation, the true identity of self,
I bow to Creation whose Great Glory will always be
Medicine Buddha Mantra
Sung by: His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
May the sentient beings who are sick, quickly be freed from sickness. And may all the sicknesses of beings Never arise again.
Hare Ram Hare Krishna mantra
Sung by Krishna Das