There are at least seven principal meditation techniques practised across the world by those serious about meditation.
Our 8 Week Beginners Meditation Course offers an insight into each of these and some practical disciplines.
Our regular daily Meditation classes are designed for the participants on the day, and what their particular needs are. Each day is different, and each day’s meditation class responds to the day’s requirements. We do not follow a fixed routine on drop-in classes. We apply whatever technique is suitable to the requirements of the day.
Malcolm also offers Private Meditation Sessions and Tuition in the personal aspects of Meditation. Select a Private Tuition session from the Timetable Page, or go to the Private Enquiries page and send an email with your request. He is more than happy to phone you back and speak to you over the telephone at a time which suits you, including after workday hours, and also on weekends.
Meditation is an art, an art of the mind. It requires proper technique and practice. At our studio you’ll be offered both. It will be up to yourself how much practice you are prepared to undertake outside of class time. More practice, more advancement.
- Meditation is a mental discipline.
- It doesn’t involve physical body preparation if you can already sit still.
- It does involve developing an ability to concentrate, and a proper procedure of approach to help concentration.
- Western Meditation involves training the mind in precise logical procedures.
- Eastern Meditation involves depth sensitivity and central focus.
- To combine these two traditions requires Field Awareness, the simultaneous awareness of a number of levels of being simultaneously.
- At this Centre, we teach an approach to suit every kind of person.
- The ultimate aim is deep transcendence of limits and Samadhic contemplation through Reflexive Self-consciousness.
1. Deep relaxation of the body
2. Visualisations which produce emotional fantasy
3. Abstract partial concentration by use of mantra and chanting
4. Distractions for the mind in the way of techniques to trick the mind into an alternative form of serial thinking
5. Suppression techniques to throw a pretentious(held before) hypnotic blanket over agitated unhinged mental content
6. Simple breathing techniques which may relax the nervous system or induce negative hypostasis – substantial numbness at first and then psychic(feeling) anaesthesia (Positive hypostasis is something else)
7. Scanning techniques of the body which induce looping of consciousness around a common centre, confining consciousness to the substance of the physical body and inducing conscious ‘stupidity'(a technical term not a derogation)
8. Various states of sleep and part-sleep/drowsiness.
Remember that meditation is the organising of thoughts in the mind so that they come to balance and quiet, at which time you (consciousness) pass into the samadhic contemplation (which is silent). It’s has to be an active positive conscious process.
Be aware that many modern techniques are just ‘distractions for the mind’ and are ingenuine. This is part of why many people give up trying to meditate, and feel no benefit for many years, or only gain progress very slowly. Techniques like:-
These 8 above are a few, but the list goes on.
Real Meditation is something else, and we owe ourselves to not be deluded by pseudo techniques.