The Art of Divine Meditation: Meditation and Visualization Techniques for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul

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.

Instructor

Farnaz Masumian

Farnaz Masumian has been a lecturer of world religions at institutions of higher education since 1992. She is currently teaching a class on world religions and social work at the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research interests are in the areas of life after death, near-death experiences (NDEs), and meditation in world religions.

A man an a woman meditating

April 14, 2018 to May 5, 2018

Class Days: Saturday
Class Times: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $75
Program ID: IC18171