Non-Dual Meditation Practice
Regular non-dual meditation practice is one of the most effective ways of confirming the truth of the non-dual teachings in our own being.
In the initial stages, meditation is an exercise in concentration and relaxation. We learn to replace unhelpful thought-currents, with consciously chosen expressions of profound truth and well-being.
As meditation deepens, we learn to bring the mind to voluntary stillness. This stillness reveals what lies behind and beyond the movements and appearances on the surface of the mind. Here we discover an abiding consciousness, our true Self.
Taking up Meditation
A good way to take up or continue non dual meditation practice is to follow a guided meditation practice session.
It is recommended to do meditation practice regularly, at a chosen time each day. See this for more on establishing a regular rhythm in meditation practice.
It is also helpful to do a structured meditation, with a set of practices that progresses step by step.
You might like to take up the practices that we are we have recently being doing at Shanti Sadan. (These are changed roughly every 40 days.) Or you could choose another set that appeals to you. The important thing is to practice regularly and keep to the choice we have made for ourselves.
Guided by the non-dual teachings, mature meditation confirms the identity of our Self with the Self in all, the universal reality underlying all appearances.
Regular practice of traditional non-dual meditations opens the capacity for direct experience of reality. This remains dormant so long as the surface of the mind is dominated by unguided thoughts and impulses.
Discovering Non Duality
If you are doing some regular meditation and reflection on non duality, you are welcome to contact us with any questions about the teachings, or for further suggestions about your practice.