The path to Samadhi
Sānanda samādhi, also known as “supreme bliss“, or “with ecstasy“, is the third level of the four samādhi described in the Yoga Sutras 1:17 by Patanjali. Sānanda: sa- means “with”, ananda means joy, bliss.
Let’s get there and beyond, each of us have their “path”, we respect that and offer these options:
- We have daily meditation and yogic philosophy classes, 10 AM daily
- We have weekly walking or dancing meditation. Saturdays 5PM (always check our schedule before)
- We partner with Art of Living™ to provide solid workshops based on breathing and mindfulness
- We provide a introduction of Vipassana in November. Every week, we make a introduction of this technique, a small Anapana
Ānāpānasati (āna-apāna-sati, word pāli) means attention to the breath.
In Theravada Buddhism, the breath is the most common meditation object when it comes to calming the mind, by practicing meditation “samatha bhavana”. Breath is always present in any living being, and this phenomenon is sometimes consciously, sometimes not, which seems to be the two reasons for its popularity.
Attention to the breath is also popular in the practice of “Vipassana” meditation. For example, Mahasi Sayadaw uses attention to the movements of the abdomen due to breathing as the starting point of vipassana meditation, without seeking a particular concentration (Dhyāna). However, ānāpānasati is the technique to access the altered states of consciousness that are the Dhyanas.
Meditation works, we are beyond proving that this is one of the few practices which naturally appeases our mind, rewires is potentially, helps us better ourselves, helps us take better decisions. There are many benefits to be gained, and it really takes minutes of your day to get there.
ART OF LIVING Workshop Contents
The Art of Living Happiness Program And Sri Sri Yoga Program spans a few hours daily, over three consecutive days.
Some of the techniques we teach