Meditation is an effective way to heighten mental clarity, alleviate stress, and
achieve a tranquil state of quiet inner reflection. A technique derived from
the Gandharva musical tradition in India allows practitioners to bring the
harmony underlying creation to the surface of life where it can be experienced
and lived in a practical way.
Think of the mind as a pond of water, which, when left undisturbed,
presents us with a clear picture of the images reflecting off its surface. It is
the mind’s nature to reflect what we take in through the senses, but tension
and fatigue in daily life create “waves” on the surface of the mind, causing it
to present us with a convoluted image, distorting our perception of reality.
Gandharva Meditation is a technique that enables us to restore the mind to its
natural condition of tranquility so it can yield a truer reflection of reality.
During Gandharva Meditation, the silence at the depths of the mind
comes to the foreground of our experience while mental activity settles into
the background and can even subside altogether. It is a psycho-physiological
experience, simultaneously a condition of heightened awareness and deep
relaxation. The technique does not involve forced concentration, and it is
quite easy to learn.
This form of meditation is not a mood, nor is it a form of self-hypnosis
or autosuggestion. It is a state of consciousness as tangible and as real as
waking, sleeping, or dreaming—a means of experiencing the ground of being
that lies at the depths of our consciousness.
One first learns how to establish the proper conditions in the physiology
for the body’s metabolism to reduce significantly through the use of an
ancient form of East Indian music. Then a technique is used that allows
a person to cooperate with the mind’s natural tendency to settle into to a
quiet state of non-desire. This experience of inner pleasantness cultures in
the individual the state of attunement characterized by a heightened state
of cooperation between the voluntary and involuntary nervous systems. It
is a procedure that is practiced twice a day and takes approximately twenty
minutes. For more information, contact:
Lifeworks Enrichment Center (the Muscle Specialist)
2417 W Jackson St
Muncie, IN 47303