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Dhyana (Meditation) is one of the most important practices for yoga students. Most people have an image of someone sitting quietly with their eyes closed, but what really happens inside? How do we stop our mind from chatting? What does it feel like when you’re finally able to still the mind? And what exactly is the purpose of meditation?

These and many other questions will be addressed during this one-day workshop dedicated to meditation. Acharya Hersh Khetarpal will not only distill the philosophy and techniques for meditation, but there will also be multiple practice sessions.

This workshop is suitable for beginners interested in an introduction, as well as experienced students hoping to heighten their understanding and practice.

Schedule (preliminary):
8:30 – 9:45am: Asana & pranayama class
9:45 – 10:00: Break
10:00 – 12:00: Meditation Effects and Benefits (lecture & practice)
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch & Break
1:00 – 3:00: Meditation Techniques (lecture & practice)
3:00 – 3:30: Break
3:30 – 4:00: 30 minute meditation practice
4:00 – 5:00: Optional Q&A session

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ॐ शन्नो भगः शमु नः शंसो अस्तु
शान्नाः पुरन्धि  शमु सन्तु रायः I
शन्नो अर्यमा पुरुजातो अस्तु II

Source:      Rishi: Vashishtha         Rigveda: 7.35.2

MEANING:

O God! By your grace, humankind has attained wealth, power, intelligence, comforts,
luxuries, independence, and a lot more. We pray that we must not misuse these powers and riches.
They should be used to enhance comfort, peace and justice in the world.
No being should ever suffer from these powers.
Our wealth and fame must beget peace, our intelligence must always be the cause
of comfort, upholding truth and peace. May your justice extend peace and
happiness everywhere.