We are excited to announce that starting this coming week, our space will be open for meditation every Thursday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Our aim is to inspire you in building your own daily meditation practice, untangle yourself from the web of whirling mind stuff, and learn to drop into that place that knows. (not because it has more information, but simply because it knows)
The idea is to have various teachers taking turns at leading you into the wonders of meditations. We start our first cycle with Kashmiri yoga teacher Rony Mecattaf from Thursday November 17, up until January 12, 2017 included
(There will exceptionally be no meditation on Thursday December 29)
No registration required, no fees (donation only), no fuss. All you need to do is show up, sit, and align your awareness with that current of grace that flows through all things.
Excitedly and abundantly yours…..
…..keep reading, there is more to ponder upon.
The first thing that we’re doing when we meditate—is cultivating and nurturing steadfastness with ourselves. I was talking to someone about this once, and she asked, “Is this steadfastness sort of like loyalty? What are we being loyal to?”
Through meditation, we are developing a loyalty to ourselves. This steadfastness that we cultivate in meditation translates immediately into loyalty to one’s experience of life.
Steadfastness means that when you sit down to meditate and you allow yourself to experience what’s happening in that moment—which could be your mind going a hundred miles an hour, your body twitching, your head pounding, your heart full of fear, whatever comes up—you stay with the experience. That’s it. Sometimes you can sit there for an hour and it doesn’t get any better. Then you might say, “Bad meditation session. I just had a bad meditation session.” But the willingness to sit there for ten minutes, fifteen minutes, twenty minutes, a half hour, an hour, however long you sat there—this is a compassionate gesture of developing loyalty or steadfastness to yourself.
Rony is a Personal Development Catalyst: Gestalt-Therapist, Executive Coach and Discovery Travel Organizer. He is the founder of Echmoun Management (www.echmoun.com)
His Yoga approach draws upon his trainings in various Yoga modalities (Iyengar, Anusara, Vinyasa, Bikram), and – since 2008 – in the Kashmiri Yoga tradition as taught by Eric Baret. His practice is further enriched by an extensive training in Buddhist meditation techniques, Holotropic Breathwork® and Shamanic Guidance.
Rony is a member of several professional associations and international federations. He is involved in raising awareness on environmental issues, notably through the Awakening the Dreamer® Symposium. The proud father of two, Rony divides his time between Lebanon and France, when not roaming the globe.