Meditation is the skill of paying attention and developing one-pointedness of mind. When our mind learns to focus on an object of meditation without wavering, we will enjoy a relaxed mind and a calm body and soul.
Today, the practice of meditation is becoming increasingly common among people from all walks of life. More of us are being introduced to the benefits of meditation which has been cherished and practiced since ancient times. The fundamental goal of meditation is to help us liberate our conscious mind from the grasp of our automatic random thoughts which helps us live a more peaceful and joyous life. There is stillness underneath all the chatter of our mind. Meditation can help us access this inner place of stillness, and transform our minds from a state of confusion, restlessness, unease, and disharmony to a state of peace, rest, calm and tranquility.
In The Divine Art of Meditation, students learn about the many benefits of meditation and will be introduced to 13 meditation, and visualization techniques, including, Mantra meditation, Tratakam (Single object meditation). Vipassana ("Insight") meditation, Metta Meditation, Mindfulness of the present moment, as well as creative visualization.
Each class will be a blend of multimedia based lectures, including relaxation video clips, contemplation on sacred scriptures of different world religions as an approach to meditation, and practicing two new meditation techniques per class.
"Farnaz is amazing! This is the second time I have taken the class. I brought my partner and she loved the course immensely!!! I really am looking forward to some of [Farnaz's] new courses." Denise H, summer 2018 student
"Ms Masumian is a gentle, knowledgeable teacher. Always interesting. Keeps the students engaged in the subject. A very skilled teacher." - Ann K, spring 2018 student