Full Moon Meditation
Dear Fellow Meditators,
Namaste. The next Global Meditation will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 9:00 to 10:00 PM CDT. Connect with the collective energy and deepen your own meditation. Attendance in the global meditation is FREE.
To join the meditation, please use the Zoom link below.
Please do register in advance to join the meditation by clicking on the link below:
Zoom meeting ID: 842 9772 6486
If you are meditating regularly, then increase the duration of your meditation to achieve still greater depth of stillness and silence.
If you are meditating irregularly, then begin meditating regularly.
If you haven't begun meditating yet, then join a meditation class, learn to meditate and cultivate a new habit of expansion, growth, and well being.
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067
Our Website: hymcillinois.com
AHYMSIN Website: ahymsin.org
Full Moon Meditation
You are invited to sit in meditation for an hour wherever you are, in your home or with friends.
Yoga philosophy views the mind as Universal field; its waves passing through us and becoming our individual minds. This Universal mind is a radiant force and is also known as a Universal Guru within. When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all.â€
- Swami Veda Bharati
7 AM in India (IST), surrounding countries adjust the time accordingly, for example Iran is 5 AM.
8 PM in East Asia, 8 PM Singapore time. Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand etc. adjust their times to coincide with Singapore time 8 PM.
8 PM in U.K. (Greenwich Mean Time).Those in all European, and all African time zones, please adjust your sitting time to coincide with 8 PM United Kingdom (GMT).
9 PM in Chicago. Surrounding countries and regions of South, Central and North America and the Caribbean to match their time to 10 PM New York time.
How is the full moon calculated?
The dates of the Full Moon Meditations are announced after our Ashram Pandits have worked out the exact hours and minutes of the full moon each month. The hours of the full moon span two calendar days in western time. By Swami Vedaâ€™s request, the date with the most full moon hours is chosen for the Full Moon Meditation.
Those who have not learned to meditate before, but would like to join Swami Veda in his Worldwide Meditations may ask for his booklet title "Beginning Meditation" (Please see http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Swami-Veda-Bharati/beginning-meditation.html) and a CD of Guided Meditation. Until then, and until you have had the opportunity to take some training in correct ways of sitting and breathing, the simple procedure to follow is:
1. Sit as straight as you can on an even, firm, but cushioned surface.
1. Relax your forehead.
3. Relax your facial and physical musculature.
4. Bring awareness to your breathing.
5. Breathe slowly, gently, smoothly, evenly; without jerk or sound in the breathing.
6. Now feel the touch and flow of the breath in the nostrils.
7. Let there be no pause between the breaths; as one breath is completed, begin to feel the next breath flowing and touching the nostrils.
8. After a few breaths, choose:
a. whichever name of God is your favorite according to your tradition or religion;
b. or a sacred but short phrase or prayer word from your scripture or tradition
c. If you do not believe in a form of divinity, or spiritual incarnation and so forth, exhaling, think Oooonnne (One in a long and drawn out way), inhaling think Twwwoooo (Two) without a break in this count with the breath.
9. Exhaling, think that phrase; inhaling think that phrase. The phrase is not to come in the mouth nor on the tongue; it must only be a mentation.
10. Let there be no break between the breaths, nor between the incessant flow of the thoughts of the same phrase.
11. As soon as you become aware that you have lost the flow and other thoughts have begun to arise, re-start the same procedure from the beginning with number 1.
12. Sit for as long as you wish.
13. Let the quietness of the mind continue even after you rise.
14. If you practice this even for 2-3 minutes at a time many times a day, you will notice subtle changes in yourself for the better.
15. Whatever you do repeatedly with the mind, that will become the mind's habit; calming the mind repeatedly will return your mind to its calm nature.