Presentation on theme: "Meditation Class 4 (Back to list of classes). You might like to begin this class by discussing any questions that might have come up as you meditated."— Presentation transcript:
First, put a tune to the Haree Om Shrii Hung, Om Nam Kevalam (HOSH ONK) Mantra that you are using, so as to chant it.
If you have an instructor he/she can put a tune to this Universal Mantra.
If you are using these classes to self-teach meditation, start by using a simple melody. For example, the melody to the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” works well.
Any tune that lends itself to a rhythmic dance of the Mantra can be used to start. You might even like to make your own tune. (if you write your own melody, we would love to hear it.)
Second, add the dance. (You could start with a simple two- step: Bring right foot behind the left foot, touch the ground with the right foot behind the left foot, do this with your left foot by bringing it behind the right foot, continue repeating the process as you sing the mantra)
Finally, add an instrument, something you can hold in your hands. Or if no instrument is available, you can clap your hands. (Drums, cymbals, maracas, etc. work well)
Practice singing the mantra as you dance, and play an instrument (or clap your hands), until you feel all three become as one.
You may want to do ten or more minutes of Kirtan the first time. Some might like to extend the time for up to thirty minutes. Practice Kirtan before meditation. It is a great way to loosen up and become focused for meditation!
In our next class we will learn a little about the chakras as they relate to meditation.
Any Questions? They can be answered by your instructor and/or e-mailed to: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
By now you should know the Universal Mantra and Meditation Processes very well. Also the proper breathing and position should be natural to you.
If you have a meditation room, go there and begin by Proclaiming as David did in Psalms [66:1-2].
“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honor of His Name: Make His Praise glorious.”
Now start your meditation by first doing a few minutes of Kirtan together.
Follow that by a collective (or individual) Mantra meditation.
Note any differences and/or similarities between Kirtan and Mantra meditation. To Class 5