Find Freedom! A WEEKEND of MEDITATION & AWARENESS With PADMA
Dates: MAY 25 to 27, 2018
At: St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario
Times: Friday evening 6:30 to 8:30 pm, May 25; Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, May 26; Sunday 9 am to 5 pm May 27, 2018
EARLY BIRD Tuition: $450 before May 5/ $525 after
Description: Come spend a transformative weekend finding the power of freedom in you. Learn time-tested skills of self-discovery and leave feeling bright, empowered and free!
Friday evening will be a 2-hour class and meditation introducing Padma Meditation.
Saturday will start with a lesson on what meditation is and how to sit followed by a short silent meditation. Padma will then explain the core steps in establishing a good practice and clearly guide you through classical, time-proven techniques. You’ll learn soothing, foundational, breathing techniques and enjoy some focusing sound-vibration meditation.
Padma will offer a discourse of the key essentials of meditation philosophy. This includes a look at the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and what the original Sanskrit texts have to say about mind-management and meditation.
She’ll then invite an open discussion and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion. We’ll participate in a small group exercise to explore and express our own experiences.
Sunday will be a deepening into personal practice and learning skills that will take you towards real freedom. You’ll explore how the meditation philosophy can actually help liberate you from obstacles that block your freedom. You’ll gain knowledge of how to practice at home to continue to go towards greater happiness.
Padma will reveal more about some key sutras in the Yoga Sutras that describe both practice and philosophy, plus take a look at some main verses in the Bhagavad Gita that have to do with meditation and how to best act in the world with efficiency and power, while remaining always at ease.
Padma will share her stories of having lived and experienced these practices for years!
You’ll learn some basics of the magical Sanskrit language and have a chance to chant some key mantras and sutras. You’ll learn how to write some of these in the Deyvnagri script!
There will be silent and guided meditations. By the end of the afternoon, you’ll feel bright, clear and free! The days will conclude with a guided meditation, directing the mind’s attention towards inner self-awareness and lasting peace.
This is an open workshop. Beginners and Experienced Meditators Welcome! Come enrich and deepen both your practice and knowledge.