Himalayan Meditation Kailash Ashram Yoga

Himalayan Meditation is different than many other practices.

There is no elaborate or complex technique, the structure of the practice can be shared very quickly (10 minutes if I was pressed for time, normally though it is under an hour.)

Many equate the difficulty of the technique with its utility. This is not a fair comparison. Difficult does not mean worthwhile. Difficult does not mean that it will bring the desired fruit.

Meditation in the tradition that has been given to us at Kailash Ashram, simply happens. It is not a doing, but a flowering.

One sits in order to sit; no more and no less.

It is very easy to sit with agenda.

I want my mind to be quiet. I want to manifest my dreams. I want God to solve my problems for me. I want, I want, I want. This is sometimes called “having an agenda” or “sitting with expectation.” The consequence of this disposition is that the mind will become more unbalanced, and peace will remain out of grasp.

When a meditation practice is seen as an offering, a donation of time, things change quickly. When you offer money to a charity, you don’t know where the specific dollars and cents that you contribute go.

You give it to the organisation. Some will be swallowed up on admin fees, some might reach one person and not the other.

So too meditation can be an offering of your time and energy towards a cause greater than oneself.

This is an offering. A gift. A donation. When this attitude is adopted, and practice is given up even if the mind is busy and the body is pained, the ‘care-factor’ will be less.

You will be asking less of the practice and begin to do it for its own sake.

When this quality flows into your life outside of the meditation, all of wakeful reality is experienced as your meditation.

Sometimes you loose focus. Sometimes you regain it.

As you slowly let go of expectation, watch the quality and nature of your life.

So what you didn’t get your way? Where is it that you were headed anyway?

It starts with making an offering of your practice, and ends with making an offering of your life.

To what cause do you give yourself? Are you fully consumed by your role or job or family relationship? Or is there a destiny to offer yourself to a transcendent ideal?

Can you give yourself fully? To Love? To God? To what shall you make the ultimate offering?

Himalayan Meditation will tease you into a place where you desire only to give yourself away, and will reveal the shallowness of this desire for ‘spiritual greatness’ too.

Then, when you are forced into submission, you will sit humbly not having a clue, but maybe there will be a little understanding of why the Buddha is depicted with wry smile (you might just be smiling too.)

If you are yearning to sever the attachment to caring if you are ‘good enough,’ if you want to experience what it is like to offer yourself into the flame that is your Soul, the best place to start is at the Soul Retreat.

We will share more than the technique, but a living example of what it is to offer one’s practice to something bigger. Or something smaller. All depends on how you look at it ?

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