Spiritual Evening Discussion – 10 March 2023

Spiritual Evening Discussion

Friday 10 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm

Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana

Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm
or via Zoom from 7.30 pm:


Discussion Theme – Meditation Techniques: 

  • Awareness Expanding Subjective Techniques: Vidyas are Vedantic meditation techniques leading to the knowledge of ultimate reality.
    e.g. Dahara Vidya –Imagine a lotus in your heart and think of an empty space within the lotus. There is another space within this space; we are asked to imagine further that everything is contained in it. Meditating like this in that inner space, we find consciousness.
  • Objective Meditation Techniques:
    Chanting Om: a timeless practice creating vibrating waves of peace within us that overwhelm the chattering of our mind.
    Worship of Stone Symbols: Vishnu, Shiva, Buddha etc, helping to focus and concentrate the mind as we reflect on these ancient icons of strength and peace.
    Meditation on Natural Objects: The vast ocean, the snow-capped majesty of the Himalayas – scenes of natural grandeur take us beyond our limited everyday world. We’ll explore these and other techniques in the discussion.

Meditation provides a way of learning how to let go. As we sit, the self we’ve been trying to construct and make into a nice neat package continues to unravel.                     John Welwood

Perhaps now you do not enjoy meditating, but as you form the habit you will come to the point where you will actually feel unhappy if you do not meditate. When you reach this stage, you will know you have advanced along the spiritual path.
                                                                  Swami Brahmananda

Drawing on the book: Science of Happiness – According to Yoga Vedanta by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana: a compilation of her talks given to students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 2018.
Pravrajika Divyananandaprana is a nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Thousands view her talks on YouTube.

Our discussions tap into the wisdom of major world faiths and thinkers relating them to our daily life. You’re welcome to share your insights, experiences, and doubts with the group.

For more details about us and our activities visit: Vedanta Society of NSW Website: Website

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