Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 10 a.m.
Belas Artes Gallery
1854 Russell Boulevard, St.Louis 63104
Let’s Meditate St. Louis!
Based on the teachings of Sri Chinmoy
We all know those little timeless moments that grace our lives – perhaps we feel a sudden inexplicable peace or joy, or something beautiful touches us, or the vastness of the ocean or the night sky take us out of ourselves, beyond the mundane. The capacity for this sense of oneness and wonder is something we can develop, and the way to develop it is through the practice of meditation. Meditation is an ancient art which teaches us to silence the hubbub of the mind and focus instead on another way of perceiving, using what we call the spiritual heart, or the heart centre (or heart chakra).
“It is only through meditation that we can get lasting peace, divine peace. If we meditate soulfully in the morning and receive peace for only one minute, that one minute of peace will permeate our whole day. And when we have a meditation of the highest order, then we get really abiding peace, light and delight. We need meditation because we want to grow in light and fulfill ourselves in light. If this is our aspiration, if this is our thirst, then meditation is the only way.
– Sri Chinmoy
“If we feel that we are satisfied with what we have and what we are, “ Sri Chinmoy continues, “then there is no need for us to enter into the field of meditation. The reason we enter into meditation is because we have an inner hunger. We feel that within us there is something luminous, something vast, something divine. We feel that we need this thing very badly; only right now we do not have access to it. Our inner hunger comes from our spiritual need.”
By setting aside a little time every day, we can begin to experience the reality that is meditation. We can learn to tap that source of tremendous inner strength that resides within us all.
We had a small but beautiful meditation on May 4 of last year, and cherish our new friendships.
For more information, please call Nayana at 347-773-8369 .