Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the habits of the mind.  It helps to develop concentration, clarity, and emotional positivity. By engaging with a particular meditation practice one learns the patterns and habits of the mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With discipline and patience these calm and focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly tranquil and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.

Please come by to experience a few moments where you can slow down from your fast paced lifestyle and take time to focus on yourself . . . being centered, balanced, and fully present. Plan to wear comfortable clothing, and bring a cushion for sitting in a comfortable position. Meditations with Chip will occur twice a month. The 2nd Friday of the month is a 1 hour guided experience from 7:00 – 8:00 PM and the 4th Friday of the month is 30 minutes timed and silent, 7:00 -7:30.   All are welcome.  A donation is appreciated.

Check the schedule for our meditations.

Meditation Resources

Chip Guffey has graciously curated a list of suggested reading materials along with two audio and visual meditative tools. The intention is to offer materials that are freely available through the web, items that span the world’s many diverse belief systems, and ones that our Evolve community might find very helpful and supportive for their individual meditation practice.

Breath Meditation

The Breath of Life: The Practice of Breath Meditation According to Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish and Christian Traditions
Author: Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)

OM Yoga

Om Yoga: Its Theory and Practice
Author: Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
An in-depth book on the rationale of Om Yoga meditation, its practice, points for successful meditation, and much more.

Teachings on Enlightenment and Unity Consciousness

History of Mysticism
A contemporary American mystic and scholar tells the story of man’s recurrent experience of enlightenment throughout the ages, and presents in an historical context the lives and words of over forty famous mystics from various Eastern and Western religious traditions.
Author: Swami Abhayananda

The Supreme Self
The Supreme Self is an inspirational masterpiece for our times. It is at once the dramatic personal story of one man’s experience of revelation and a modern testament affirming the universal and perennial “philosophy of unity” expounded by the genuine mystics and seers of every religious tradition since time began.
Author: Swami Abhayananda

Instructional Meditation Video – Synthesis Center of Saint Mary’s Resonance Project

The Breath of Human Evolution
An audio visual teaching video that integrates many powerful meditation techniques that can be easily integrated into your personal meditation practice. These techniques use OM, as a visual and resonant sound archetype, to propel your meditations into new levels of energetic expansion, integration, and consciousness coalescence. OM is acoustically communicated via deeply resonant Gyer Yhang Overtone chanting techniques to facilitate within you a feeling of universal expansiveness and connection.

“In an effort to bring forward holistic and supportive health and education learning opportunities through the science of sacred sound, I offer this Meditation as a benefit for all sentient beings, past, present, and future.”
– Chip Guffey

Meditative Audio – Synthesis Center of Saint Mary’s Resonance Project

The Bon Po Buddhist Heart Mantra sung using Nha Dahr and Gyer Yhang Overtone chanting techniques. The Heart Mantra is a beautiful and ancient prayer dedicated to the benefit of all sentient beings, past, present, and future. This offering is designed to be used as a foundational vehicle of sound resonance to support your personal meditation practice. This music was created as a gift for Evolve Yoga + Wellness by the Synthesis Center of Saint Mary’s Resonance Project, an effort dedicated to bringing forward holistic and supportive health and education learning opportunities through the science of sacred sound. Please take a listen…

Heart Mantra, Many Voices – Resonance Project, Chip Guffey
Heart Mantra, Many Voices – Resonance Project, Chip Guffey

For more information regarding the Bon Po Buddhist Heart Mantras, visit the helpful Chamma Ling website.

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