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    Traditional Still-mind Meditation

    Learn and practice Stil-mind Meditation, the traditional origin of meditation. Eventually you get to know what "self" is, and become both more realistic and more flexible in your relationships and activities.

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    Mindfulness

    Llve truly in the moment, and experience truth. This is the art of being meditative while active, aware and insightful into your own "stuff", instead of defensive and angry.

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    Unwind!

    Blackburn Meditation and Mindfulness is a place to let go of worldly stress and strain; discover, learn and practice a mindful peace you can take into everyday life.

  • Welcome 

  • Meditation is stillness of mind. At its most profound, it is consciousness without cognition, no thoughts. Awareness of thoughts without engaging in them is also stillness. When we learn to keep the mind still, we discover the true capabilities of the mind, and also its limitations and dysfunctions. We develop clarity of mind, free from habitually repeating old limiting patterns.

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    Meditation

    Meditation

    Meditation is stillness of mind. At its most profound, it is consciousness without cognition, no thoughts. Awareness of thoughts without engaging in them is also stillness. When we learn to keep the mind still, we discover the true capabilities of the mind, and also its limitations and dysfunctions. We develop clarity of mind, free from habitually repeating old limiting patterns.

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  • Mindfulness is meditation while active. Acting, interacting, engaging - but fully aware of the moment and all that it holds, fully aware of inner shifts as they happen, open and easy in self-expression

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    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is meditation while active. Acting, interacting, engaging - but fully aware of the moment and all that it holds, fully aware of inner shifts as they happen, open and easy in self-expression

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  • Resilience - learning to handle the ups and downs in life. Finding that there are some very predictable ways people distort their view of reality and become fragile because of it... they blame, criticise or become self-defeating. Knowing what the traps are and transforming them with healthier responses to the people and situations that used to stress us.

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    Resilience

    Resilience

    Resilience - learning to handle the ups and downs in life. Finding that there are some very predictable ways people distort their view of reality and become fragile because of it... they blame, criticise or become self-defeating. Knowing what the traps are and transforming them with healthier responses to the people and situations that used to stress us.

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  • Ongoing Events

    HANDLING BLAME AND CRITICISM

    What goes through your mind when you are blamed for something, or criticised?  Or through your emotions? Or in your body...hot, racing pulse, voice become strident? Perhaps you feel cowed, defeated?

    And then what do you do? 

    This workshop will help us figure out how to bounce back from upsets… and what to do with the fan when the s--t hits it

    Sunday August 20, 1.00-4.00 pm

    Fee: $75, concession $70

     

     

    Lunchtime Meditation Circle

    Wednesdays -12.30  Lunch Time, Qiuet Time. 

     

     

    Mornining Meditation Circle

    Sunday morning at 8.00 am

    Mindfulness Group

    Spend some time practising mindfulness with Swami Shantananda and others.

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  • What Is Meditation?

    Meditation is stillness of mind.  Keeping the mind still for regular periods gradually brings about fundamental change. By practising stillness, eventually a curious thing happens - you begin to see the mind objectively.  You see the things it does, and you realise that you have an awareness which is not a product all the things it is aware of, including the mind’s urges and personality habits. And then, even more curious, you realise that such awareness feels more like your real self than thoughts and feelings.  It is deeper and richer and more stable, and much more contented.

    Here is a note about sensory meditation - read it and try it!

    Body Mind and Spirit

  • How to Get Started

    A simple way is just to count each breath, from one to five, and repeat until you feel that it is arduous and you just feel like dropping into stillness. This gives the mind something to do until it begins to slow down; and focusing on the rhythm of the breath is a classic way of getting into meditation.  Do this for at least 20 minutes, every day.   

     Of course, after one or two minutes the mind will become very bored and want you to do something much more interesting.  What will you do then?  (Answer:  you’ll just keep bringing your mind back to the counting, again and again and again.  Eventually it learns the discipline of staying in the one place.  Then it might stop for a bit and let you meditate.)

  • What is not Meditation?

    Visualisation and guided fantasy is not meditation; trying to have visions and unusual phenomena is not meditation. Keeping the mind active, as in visualising, is more of the same old process we’ve always known. It is useful in its own way. It is pleasant and relaxing; but it is not meditation.


    Relaxation is not meditation, either. When you meditate, normally you are also relaxed. But, normally, when you’re relaxing, you’re not also meditating. Relaxation is a by-product of meditation, not an aim. Meditation is deeper than relaxation.

  • Blackburn Meditation Mindfulness

    Here in The Blackburn Room (that's our familiar name for Blackburn Meditation and Mindfulness), you can engage in Mediation, Mindfulness, Resilience & in Yoga, in either learning or practising settings.  Conveniently situation near Blackburn train station, it's easily accessible by anybody in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, or even further afield.

    Our principal teacher and spiritual leader is Swami Shantananda (Mataji), and we have a cosy relationship [(:-)] with the Australian College of Classical Yoga (ACCY), and the Waverley Yoga Studio