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MEDITATION

 

Secular courses and retreats, meditation instruction, 

training in mindfulness and self-awareness

 

 

Leela has studied meditation with some of the world's top Meditation Masters, including spiritual mystic Osho, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist Masters Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche, and Vedanta Master Swami Suddhananda. She can teach you meditation techniques appropriate to your needs and requirements. 

 

 

Breathing in, I know I am breathing in

Breathing out, I know I am breathing out

 

Breathing in, my breath grows deep

Breathing out, my breath goes slow

 

Breathing in, I feel calm

Breathing out, I feel ease

 

Breathing in, I smile

Breathing out, I release

 

 

Health and healing 

 

Meditation has the effect of nourishing and healing body and mind. We have a natural capacity for healing, which is activated by meditation. Research shows that meditation has a positive effect on medical conditions such as hypertension, high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, chronic pain, migraines, tension headaches, insomnia. Meditation helps to relax and let go of tension and stress in the body, nervous system, and mind. Most illness today is caused by stress. The body and mind are intimately connected, so when you calm and pacify the mind, positive physical changes can take place in the body.

 

Peace of mind

 

Meditation brings the joy of living to a practitioner. Happines is not possible without peace of mind. Meditation brings peace and joy to our lives in the present moment. The practice of mindful breathing is all that is needed: it frees the mind, and through practice, you can sustain this state of freedom. Mindful breathing has the power to sooth, calm and relieve. Pain, sorrow, anger, fear, despair, can all be transformed by the practice of mindful breathing. Mindful breathing brings calmness, it can transform suffering, and it can help you touch the Buddha nature within.  

 

Spiritual connection

 

Meditation puts you in touch with your true nature and deepest spiritual essence. Your Divine essence is beyond name and form and is the meeting point of all religions, the point where they converge and meet in oneness. Mindful breathing is a non-sectarian, non-religious practice that can be practiced by everyone. By practicing mindful breathing, we can heal ourselves, and we can heal the world. We can touch the Ultimate dimension, the Buddha Land, the Kingdom of God, Nirvana, whatever name you choose to call it. 

 

Way of life

 

Mindfulness meditation teaches a way of living that is connected to, and grounded in, the present moment. The past is already gone. The future has not yet come. Life can only be touched in the present moment. If you are not alive to this moment, you miss your appointment with life. The breath is always present, always available, and the simple practice of mindful breathing can transform your life, putting you in touch with the wonders of being, and of being alive.

 

Dwelling in the present moment

I know it is a wonderful moment