In Dharmic spiritual traditions, the Ajna (third eye) refers to the gate that leads to the inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. The third eye is said to be located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows, representing the enlightenment one achieves through meditation. Buddhists regard the mind's eye as the "eye of consciousness", representing the vantage point from which enlightenment beyond one's physical sight is achieved.
Meditation in it's simplest form is the ability to calm and clear the mind (Samatha) to gain insight allowing us to gradually rid the mind of impurities or defilements (Vipassana). It is the ability to sit quietly and see things for what they really are, allowing us the opportunity for change if needed. No need for apps, chants or any outside assistance. This is pure Buddhist meditation and what we teach.
Over 500,000,000 people meditate daily worldwide to relieve stress and anxiety. It's not hard to do once you know how. With over a decade of personal experience and over 600 hours of formal training Fred (our Certified Meditation Instructor) breaks it down into easy to understand sessions. Through one on one interaction you receive all the knowledge you need to continue a successful daily meditation practice.
This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate, tried to practice and quit or is looking to freshen up their current practice. 4 one-hour sessions spaced a week apart, this class covers the history of meditation, the benefits of meditation, correct posture and understanding how the mind works as well as focus, concentration, awareness, breathing and dealing with distractions.
Same as listed above but designed for two individuals...husband/wife, partners, parent/children, etc. A fun and unique way to bond while learning how to meditate.
All the good stuff previously listed but geared towards large (more than two) groups...parents/multiple children, friends, employees, etc. The more the merrier!
When Chakras are out of balance, certain physical, mental and emotional symptoms can appear. This one hour meditation session held in the Himalayan Salt Room at Revitalize Pain & Stress Relief Centre in Sewickley is designed to help promote proper alignment of the Chakra System resulting in a healthier, more balanced you.
Meditation is an exercise to help individuals calm and clear their minds REGARDLESS of their faith base. Christians, Muslims even Atheist's meditate.
Everyone suffers from some form of anxiety, from mild to extreme. This is exactly why you should learn to meditate, to possess the ability to calm down and reel in your anxiety.
Addressing the course, you need to commit to one hour per day, one day per week for 4 weeks to learn. After that most people meditate for 10 - 30 minutes per day.
Like most new things meditation is not hard to learn provided you are following instruction on the correct way to do it. If you download an app and try to meditate with no formal training or experience you will probably find it difficult. We take the guess work out of it and have had children as young as 8 years old complete the course.
The course is divided into four sessions. Session one deals with correct posture and the history and benefits of meditation, week two gives us an opportunity to look at our mind and see how it works, week three you learn focus, concentration, awareness, breathing and dealing with distractions and week four is our closing session with a hard look at how you are doing and any last minute guidance you may need.
One on one and couple courses cost $100.00/person. Groups get a discount and we need to discuss how many people to arrive at a cost. Classes are currently held in the Himalayan Salt Room at Revitalize Pain & Stress Relief Centre in Sewickley or they can be done in the comfort of your home or place of business.