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April 24 @ 20:00 - 21:00
Every Wednesday starting at 7 and finishing around 7.45 pm there is a Heartfulness meditation group taking place in The Abbey open to both beginners and existing meditators. Booking is not necessary.
Heartfulness meditation is a modern form of Raja Yoga based on the heart. It is a very simple yet profound path. We focus on the idea of the presence of the source of light, or divine presence within the heart. There are two very distinct and helpful features that support meditators who try this out. One is called transmission which is a kind of subtle spiritual nourishment that may be felt just as a kind of very soft current. It helps us to feel more connected and to sink into the experience of meditation. The other is the concept of cleaning or clearing. This technique works on dissolving old patterns and the daily residues of experience and life which can weigh on us.
If you were to join us, we would begin with a short, guided relaxation and with some directions to help newcomers bring their awareness to their heart and the focus of the meditation. We do not aim to concentrate intensely, or to get rid of thoughts, we simply rest our focus on the supposition that there is a source of light within our heart drawing our attention towards it. Then we rest there and observe how we feel during and especially afterwards so that we can see if there is any change.
The common reaction from those who try Heartfulness is that it feels pleasant and relaxing and is easier than expected. People often also report feeling lighter and calmer. You are welcome to simply join in with the weekly group at the Abbey. Heartfulness can also provide a daily practice and this can be supported regularly by meditation sessions on a one to one basis either in person or remotely. There is also an app called Heartsapp through which introductory master classes can also be taken on line as well as further meditation sessions.
Heartfulness is intended to be available to everyone without any dogma. It can provide a direct experience and connection with the sacred source within our hearts. Everyone has their own journey and path to follow, so for some, Heartfulness can offer more peace, calmness and balance to manage the increasing challenges of our world. For others, there is an infinite journey of inner exploration. Ultimately, the purpose is to help us feel more connected with our hearts’ wisdom, with love and with creation.
Heartfulness is free of charges – and the organisation is run entirely by volunteers. We are a registered charity. A donation towards the Abbey is welcome however. At present, Heartfulness is practised worldwide in about 180 countries.
Rosalind Pearmain www.heartfulness.uk.