Mantra & Meditation

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Mantra & Meditation

With Lydia Aytogmus

As Mantra literally means 'to cross over the mind': experience in this monthly class how chanting is fun & vibrates in every cell of the body and takes your meditation to a deep level.
Coming together and sing together is one of the most accessible ways to realize who we truly are. It is a tradition that you can find in all religions and traditions around the globe, whether you repeat Hare Krishna, Om mani padme hum, Sat nam or any mantra from any other tradition. Chanting - the repetition of Mantra - keeps you real and provides immediate access to arrive home within, a place that is not bound by time and space.

The Sanskrit root of the word means “man” (mind) and “tra” (traverse). When we sing we literally traverse the mind, we playfully and in a very sweet way calm down the mind through the repetition of these wonderful and powerful mantras that have been chanted for thousands of years. Rather than intellectual processing we get right to the state of immediate meditation: sitting together in each others good company and tuning in together to uplifting tones and mantras. 

When we sing together we face all that comes to the surface, non judgmental with love and compassion. There is no way of doing it right or wrong. The more you do it, the more shows up, the more you feel. It brings you right to the spot and kindles our innate capacity to surrender, that kind of surrender that let things be as they truly are, rather than wanting the things to change the way we want them to be. And when we tap into that place the magic starts to unfold…

No preparation, requirements or experience needed.. All levels are welcome, come as you are.
You will feel rejuvenated and more grounded.

All proceeds from this class will go towards purchasing a new harmonium for the De Clercqstraat studio, so we can have more kirtans there =)

“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It's an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it's a way of being present in the moment.” -Krishna Das