The mission of Meditation Mount is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of creative meditation, inspirational educational programs, and community-based events focused on the practical application of the following universal spiritual principles: Right Human Relations The inclusive practice of loving understanding that treats all beings with respect and dignity. Goodwill A powerful and abundant energy that nourishes the greatest good for all life. coque iphone xs max Group Endeavor The group-conscious, collaborative energy that moves us to think and act purposefully together on behalf of the whole. coque iphone Unanimity The recognition of the fact of “one humanity” and the importance of each individual as a unique expression of the One Life. Spiritual Approach The inevitable movement of life to an ever-expanding state of wholeness and joy, through a living relationship with the Divine Presence. coque iphone 2019 pas cher Essential Divinity The acknowledgment and honoring of the Divine Presence in every person and in all life. [symple_divider style=”solid” margin_top=”10px” margin_bottom=”10px”] Meditation Mount was the creative idea of Florence Garrigue who lived at the Mount and oversaw all activities. The facilities were completed in 1971 under the direction of Zelma Wilson, Architect. coque iphone 6 Zelma sought to make the buildings reflect the spirit of the participants, and serve as highly functional structures attuned to their setting. Grant Castleberg of Santa Barbara served as landscape architect for the center. Florence, the Mount’s founder, came to Ojai in 1968 to establish a center for the work of Meditation Groups, Inc. which she had begun 10 years earlier in New York City. coque iphone xs max After selection of the site in the east end of the valley, she worked closely with Ojai architect Zelma Wilson in planning the beautiful Tibetan – style buildings and arranging the financing of the project with generous gifts from people who believed in the work of the organization. The center at the end of Reeves Road then became known as “Meditation Mount.” Their purpose was the fostering of meditation to benefit the world. They achieved this by using small booklets written on various aspects of spiritual topics, sending them by mail to individuals in a rhythmic pattern of every two months. Taking a step back into Florence’s past we can see how all of this evolved. When Florence retired in 1943, she moved to New York to join the Arcane school, an institution for esoteric studies founded by Alice A Bailey. After 10 years there, she and a group of friends started the School for Esoteric Studies in New York which is still active. coque iphone 8 She then became a member of a small informal group of individuals from several countries who met in England for the purpose of fostering meditation to benefit the world. They achieved their purpose by using small booklets written on various aspects of spiritual topics, sending them by mail to individuals in a rhythmic pattern of every two months. It was from this group and its concept that she returned and founded the US branch of Meditation Groups, Inc. Many of the booklets were written by Roberto Assagioli, an Italian Psychologist whose lifework was to bring meditation and spirituality into the realm of psychology and human development. In the mid 1990′s the distribution of meditation booklets was discontinued. Since that time Meditation Mount has functioned an educational center offering spiritual programs that enhance the awakening of the human soul in all aspects of social endeavor. coque iphone 8 Daily and Monthly Full Moon meditations continue to be an important part in the daily rhythm in the Mount’s life.
Bhakti Fest West – Joshua Tree
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Mount Madonna Center
A Conference, coque iphone 8 Retreat and Yoga Center in the Heart of California Mount Madonna Center is a conference and retreat center located on 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay, between Santa Cruz and Monterey, coque iphone soldes in Northern California. coque iphone pas cher We are a community designed to nurture the creative arts and the health sciences within a context of personal and spiritual growth, inspired by Baba Hari Dass and sponsored by the Hanuman Fellowship, a group whose talents and interests are unified by the common practice of Yoga. We offer a supportive community atmosphere for relaxation, reflection, and a wide variety of learning experiences. outlet coque iphone Program participants are invited to join in all ongoing Center activities – celebration, work, and play. coque iphone 8 Amenities include hiking trails, coque iphone pas cher volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, a pond (we call it “The Lake”) for swimming, a hot tub, a gymnasium for volleyball and basketball,
Breathe True Yoga
Mission Statement Here at Breathe True Yoga, our mission is to help connect participants to different modalities of meditation and yoga in order to raise their own consciousness and move towards personal enlightenment. We aim to offer authentic, eclectic and creative approaches to the process of awakening each individual. coque iphone Although we borrow from many of the sacred traditions, particularly those of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Native American Indian, we are non-sectarian in our teachings. We also believe that the most effective means to personal transformation is an experiential one. Thus we provide many diverse modalities in our workshops to create opportunities for self growth. coque iphone For example, when teaching about the chakra system, our techniques may include yoga, mantra, philosophy, visual art, dance, sound journeying, clowning and who knows what else? Here at Breathe True Yoga, the practices taught are well complimented with a clean diet and wellness programs that include hiking trails, swimming, and paddling the beautiful Little Mississippi River. Whenever there is a gathering of like minded people, the individual spirit becomes aligned with the Great Spirit. So come visit us and tap into your Greatness. Enjoy the stillness. Partake in the gifts of the teachings of our predecessors who teach spiritual discipline and truth. Take the opportunity to go deep into yourself; to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Be the dream and the dreamer. If this excites you, come and play! And remember, when you change yourself you change the world. Teachers Eva Dametto: Eva is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and is the co-director of Breathe True Yoga. She received her training in Hatha and Chakra yoga in Thailand at the Pyramid Yoga Center in 2008. Eva has worked as a teacher, yoga instructor, dancer, choreographer, actor, playwright, theatre director and visual artist. She holds an Honours B.A. in Dance and Theatre from the University of Waterloo (1988), as well as a B. Ed. from York University (1997). She has worked for the Ontario School Board for over 20 years as well as Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) where she taught theatre for social change in Sri Lanka. Eva’s background in the performing arts, West African dance and drumming, clown theatre and visual art have all contributed to her eclectic teaching style. coque iphone Most recently Eva partook in a 9 day Healing Sounds Intensive with internationally acclaimed pioneer and teacher of Sound Healing Jonathan Goldman. coque iphone x She (and Daniel) now holds a Certificate of Completion from the Sound Healers Association. Daniel Schmidt: Daniel has been composing music for 4 decades, and through deep meditation practice has come to recognize the musical nature of all being. He obtained an Honours B.A. in Philosophy from Western University (1993). After building a successful music publishing company, running a corporation and learning all the ways of samsara first hand, Dan has become a self-healer and decided to use his media talents to help people to unlearn the conditioned patterns that keep them from flowering into their higher consciousness. coque iphone Some of his many interests include Vipassana meditation, dark retreats, dream yoga/ yoga nidra, kundalini yoga, ancient knowledge of the enlightenment process, and exploring the common experiences of awakened beings and mystics from all cultures. Dan has studied the Ayurvedic system and the 5 elements, incorporating them on a deep personal level through his own healing journey. His mission is to communicate that which is beyond communicating, to express what is beyond expressing, and to do without doing. And he loves to canoe and play in the forest.
Land of Medicine Buddha – Retreat
Land of Medicine Buddha is an environmentally conscious meditation and retreat center. Our campus is located on 108 acres of coastal foothills and stands adjacent to 10,000 acres of redwood forest preserved by the State of California. We are tucked away from the bustle of local beach towns, yet easy to reach.
We are an active Buddhist community. Through teaching, meditation, prayer, retreat and community service, we engage in preserving and transmitting the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values. Our tradition – the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism – was developed and taught by Lama Tsongkhapa a Buddhist master who lived in Tibet six hundred years ago. These teachings were carried to the Santa Cruz area by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche over forty years ago. His Holiness the Dalai Lama – spiritual leader of the Tibetan people – is the inspiration and guide of our organization, FPMT.
Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB) is a unique and sacred facility. We provide Tibetan Buddhist teachings, retreats, healing, and space for others to bring their workshops. You are welcome to share in all that our center has to offer. Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be Buddhist to come for a visit to LMB.
Himalayan Institute – Yoga
Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, the best-selling At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and a regular contributor to Yoga International magazine.
Esalen Institute – Meditation
Esalen. The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, of unexplored frontiers, of human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff. There is the delicate and subtle Big Sur air of a late afternoon in May, the midnight mist of July, and the drenching February rain. There are October nights so clear the Milky Way can light your walk along the darkened garden path. And always there is the sound of the sea.
And then there are the people — the people who live there and love the land, and the 750,000 more who have come from all over the world to participate in Esalen’s 50-year-long Olympics of the mind, heart, body, spirit, and community, committing themselves not so much to “stronger, faster, higher” as to deeper, richer, more enduring in the fellowship of other seekers.
They come for the intellectual freedom to consider systems of thought and feeling that lie beyond the constraints of societal norms. They come to re-discover ancient wisdoms in the rhythms and tides of the body, and poetry in the pulsing of life itself. They come to rediscover the miracle of self-aware consciousness. Often they come away inspired by a fierce desire to learn and keep on learning through all of life, and beyond.
Esalen is a place with a global reach. In the words of Thomas Wolfe about America, It is a place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.