When the mind calms down, the heart naturally opens
I come to meditation class with Berdhanyas often as I can. Working with her weekly provides me with a great deal of direction (as well as inspiration!) to my ever-deepening process of self-enquiry. It has been an incredible journey, through which she has allowed me to see – week by week – the habits that I have that are not me, so I can move past them into a fuller expression of self. Also, she often speaks to the current pulsation of the Earth, keeping us in alignment with her changes. We are blessed to have this uplifting gathering once a week – it is kind of like spiritual laundry day.Bala
Online Meditations with Berdhanya
Meditation and Satsangs
Meditation is an extremely popular practice in the world that has been scientifically proven to be a medicine to body, mind and general well-being. Scientific studies have revealed that with daily meditation, the body’s chemistry changes. In addition, neurological links are activated and regenerated, but mostly we are able to face the abrasive stress of our daily life with a simple and effective technique that promises to mature the human brain. Meditation, however, in our modern era is also very misunderstood and at times poorly taught. Learning correct meditation brings effectiveness in our health, where meditations that are not well taught or understood can put the mind under great stress. The simpler the technique, the more refinement and guidance is needed.
What is Meditation
Meditation is to repose in one’s’ self with no agenda, expectations or outcomes. It is to put our whole entire self into conscious rest and in that rest, to allow deep regeneration of the cells of the body, of the movements of emotions and the chatting of the mind. Meditation is proven to have countless health benefits and is a powerful tool to know one’s self. Knowing the self through meditation reaffirms one’s power, truth and sense of guidance. Meditations with Berdhanya allows this inner knowing and presents a direction of self learning through specific topics.
What are satsangs?
What are satsangs? The word satsang means “association with truth.” This definition encompasses a twofold process: inner satsang and outer satsang. Inner satsang refers to contemplation on the truth and self inquiry. Outer satsang consists of exposition of sacred teachings and being in the presence of wise men or women. By associating with those who hold similar spiritual values, we reinforce those values and are able to persist on the spiritual path. Satsang, therefore, is a meeting of individuals of similar spiritual intent, goals and practices. In this spirit, satsang is held. Most satsangs discuss the finer points of meditation as well as living a balance life.
Meditations in Ottawa
Join Us every Tuesday 6 pm
Every Tuesday evening, Berdhanya invites all students to participate in one hour of meditation in Ottawa. This informal and charming gathering offers both a social and intimate opportunity for self inquiry, inner balance, relaxation and inner commitment. Each meditation enriches upon the topic of inner mastery, which is the topic from 2016 to 2019. The simplicity of these meditations have proven to be effective and suitable for all.
Meditations with Berdhanya are divided into three parts: Knowledge, Meditation and a period of Q&A.
All meditations are recorded live in class. Audio recordings are available in case you are absent.
No registration is required – participants sit on the floor (chairs are available)
An invigorating blend of tea is provided.
Allow at least ten minutes after the session for socializing and discussions.
Parking is available on the street.
Themes of Meditations/satsangs in Ottawa
The theme for 2016 to 2019 is Self-Mastery
Empower each week a part of your inner mastery.
Themes From March to July 2016
March 15: On the planetary house of the master
March 22: The cosmic expansion of the structures of the master
March 29: Dealing with other masters
April 12: The journey of compassion
April 19: By invitation only
April 26: The everlasting regeneration
May 03: The womb of the cosmic peace
May 10: The phenomenon of blessings
May 17: The law of the beginning of a new era
June 07: Retrieving what you do not know
June 14: Celebration is in your spirit’s agenda
June 21: The joining of cosmic alphabets
June 28: The impeccable justice of the master
July 05: Learning to travel in space
July 12: All that you know has never existed
July 19: The return of the goddesses
July 26: Resume of the semester
Show up ! we are waiting for you.
Location: 36 Simcoe Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost for individual meditation: $15.00 pay cash or check after class.
You don’t need to preregister for this event.
Weekly meditation classes with Berdhanya bring me home to myself and unite me with a community of kindred spirits. When I listen to Berdhanya’s talk on the topic of the week, it awakens my deep inner knowing and the meditation connects me with my vastness, that is beyond the mind and body. The homework she gives at the end of each class provides an opportunity to look at myself more deeply through out the week, with simplicity, curiosity and kindness. Thank-you Berdhanya for an hour of simple and profound realization each week.Ana
What is this about?
This series of three satsangs is a truly refreshing opportunity to experience the synergy of two spiritual teachers as they serve and guide aspirants in the facets of human awakening and self-mastery. Together, Berdhanya and Richard offer a unique blend and balance of yin and yang, male and female, traveller and monastic temple dweller, to raise collective consciousness through life affirming teachings. The satsangs are moderated by Robert Meagher. Join us for these three online satsangs.
Robert will take care of You.
Theme: The Awakened Human
Dates: January 28, March 26, April 14, 2016.
Jan 28: What is human awakening?
March 26: Facets of your relationship to human awakening
April 14: Declaring your awakening: What does it look like it?
Times: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET (Please check your time zone.)
Format of each satsang:
Introduction (Moderator: Robert Meagher)
Opening statements from Berdhanya and Richard Satsang with Berdhanya Swami Tierra and Richard
About Richard Harvey
Richard Harvey: Richard was born in London, England in 1952. The first twenty-five years of his life were spent in a deep alienation from the world as he grappled with his sense of Reality and Truth which he always found more convincing than the material world. Since then he has been deepening into an understanding of the realization of his birth and over the last ten years he has experienced a liberation into wisdom and awakening. He is a psycho-spiritual psychotherapist and spiritual teacher. He has established a retreat center in the Alpujarran mountains in southern Spain, is the founder-director of the Center for Human Awakening, the home of Sacred Attention Therapy Trainings, and has devised a radical new approach to inner work for the 21st century that proposes a 3-stage model of human awakening. He is married with four children, a musician, and his dog Chomsky’s human. Richard is the author of Your Essential Self and Your Sacred Calling among many other publications. He works with people all around the world.
Creative meditations have the element of inspiration. Inspiration is an openness, and that openness is creative, spontaneous, aware, and alert to the flow of the unknown.
The valor of the master- 7 minutes video.
The 4 impediments to meditation.- 5 minutes
Wow it was a good meditation. What a Strong Vibration of Love and Light. Thank you for linking us in.Kristina
Your weekly meditation classes fuel my week. I always leave energized, with a new perspective on my self and on the limitations I place on my freedom. I also love to see myself reflected by the others in the room, the realization of no separation and total acceptance.Christine
The weekly meditation classes with Berdhanya refresh my week with kindness, self-acceptance and perspective. I see through my interactions with others there that we are all the same – part of one unit, really – and how we collectively create our world. The more I see of myself – however unattractive, painful or difficult — the more I experience freedom and expansion in my life.Sofia
Thank you for a lovely meditation. It’s incredible to see what a few, short minutes can achieve.Zila