Guided meditation is complimentary to all of our guests. Mindfulness with breathing awareness is offered in our Yoga salas or at the local wat (temple). Most practitioners practice a blend of Buddhist Vipassana meditation.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Meditation is the state of presence we experience in life. No matter how little or how much you think you know about meditation, every single person has already meditated at least once. For example when we're doing anything with complete focus, whether this involves attending to a child's needs, any artistic or athletic practice, or any activity that consumes our full attention in the moment.
- To learn to Meditate is as simple as breathing
- Learn how Meditation can relieve stress in your life
- You can have peace when you practice Meditation
- Through Meditation, learn how thoughts create your reality
The purpose of Meditation is to steady the mind. Buddha said, "to conquer the mind is greater than to defeat a thousand men in battle a thousand times”. Yet, until we begin to practice steadying the mind, reaction, conflict, pain and suffering will most likely continue. Everything starts and ends in the mind due to thoughts which then become our stories. Until our thoughts are under control, it's unlikely there will be peace in our lives. The Buddha expressed this very succinctly: “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” Can you think of a better reason to meditate?
As long as we're attached to our thoughts and stories, we are separate to the now moment. The irony of this whole situation is that 90% of these thoughts are the same ones we told ourselves and believed yesterday. Eckhard Tolle, author of the best-selling book, The Power Of Now, said the following when asked the purpose of his life. He simply said, “It's what I'm doing now”. He also stated, “the root cause of human suffering is the identification with our thoughts, the stories that are continuously running through our minds”.
The effects of meditation are endless and becoming more recognized in all walks of life. There are schools, hospitals, corporate businesses and prisons that are now utilizing its enormous benefits. Doctors are beginning to embrace the effects of meditation because scientific studies show that it works, especially for stress-related conditions, which are known to have a direct impact on health.
Not only does this allow for more calmness in the mind, but just like putting your car in for a service, meditation can keep your body in peak condition. As this practice becomes more familiar and comfortable, it can gradually become a part of your everyday activities, assisting to lessen any additional pressure that may exist in your life.
Come to our “free daily meditation sessions” to learn some simple techniques, many of which can be practiced anywhere and at any time, all leading to more freedom in your life.
Available daily at The Spa Resorts
daily from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Upstairs in the restaurant Spa Beach resort and in the yoga sala at the Mountain Retreat...
what better way to start your morning!