Meditation is the process by which one brings about the cessation of the thoughts of the mind. When the thoughts of the mind are controlled and withdrawn by the steadfast practice of meditation, the Absolute Self is revealed. When a lake is calm, it reflects the vast sky.

There are three steps to accomplish this goal:

  1. Making the mind acquiescent through focus or concentration.
  2. Maintaining the focused state.
  3. Transcending the mind completely through Samadhi (super-conscious state).
    The last stage is spontaneous.
Pranayama is a set of breathing techniques, which have tremendous overall health benefits. Deep, conscious breathing with creative visualizations, or in conjunction with Mantras, or just mentally following the breath in and out rhythmically, have a tremendously calming effect on the mind, and many physical benefits as well. Pranayama is also is a powerful tool for concentration — a precursor to effective meditation.

Meditation and Pranayama Classes*
Ashram - 6111 S.W. 74th Ave. Miami, FL 33143

Saturday 7:00pm - 8:30pm Suggested donation: $6.00

* Please bring flowers to offer before meditation.