Anyone can stop by for guided meditation in a group several times each week. These sessions are opportunities to quiet the mind, experience deep relaxation and listen to the inner voice. All are welcome – no experience is needed.
Are you concerned about the world? Your thoughts can make a difference! At Brahma Kumaris centers around the world, World Meditation Hour is observed on the third Sunday of each month. You are invited to join us for guided meditation, reflection and visualization to send peaceful vibrations around the world and make it a better place. In Chicago, World Meditation Hour takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This program is for both experienced meditators and beginners.
Enjoy an evening of discussion and meditation, led by a facilitator who is both a seasoned yogi and an experienced professional. Sessions will look at the spiritual application of important life issues such as: What is my highest potential? How can I tap into inner strengths to face persistent difficulties or challenges? Where can I find a reliable source of stability? All are welcome – no experience is needed.
The meditation course provides a logical and practical understanding of the relationship between spirit and matter, as well as an understanding of the interplay between souls, God and the material world. These concepts provide material for one’s daily meditation. The courses offer a step-by-step approach to creating a personal meditation routine, with practice in each session guided by the instructor. There are beginning, intermediate and advanced levels to the course.
Topic covered are:
- Consciousness and Self-Realization
- Our Home of Silence
- Relationship with God
- Law of Karma
- Eternal World Drama
- Tree of Life
- A Spiritual Lifestyle
The most important journey we can take is the journey within. This is a journey to the truth of who we really are. There is a place, beyond everyday consciousness, where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual power enables us to choose creative thinking rather than automated thinking, response rather than reaction, and peace, love and harmony rather than stress, conflict and chaos.
Meditation is the laboratory for the inner journey. Meditation helps us disconnect from old and damaging habits of thinking, feeling and reacting. The quality of our attitudes, actions, and interactions improves.
Raja Yoga Meditation is the heart of the University’s teaching. It re-defines the self as a soul and enables a direct connection and relationship with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness. Raja Yoga can be translated as “supreme union” or “highest connection.” Every soul has a right to experience this ultimate relationship.
Raja Yoga meditation grounds the spiritual journey by giving a clear understanding of the self, helping us re–discover and use our latent positive qualities, and enabling us to develop strength of character and new attitudes and responses to life.
The process of Raja Yoga is to go within, disconnect from harmful habits, connect to innate spiritual resources, and then reconnect with the external life. This process raises self-awareness and self–realization. Meditation stills the mind and empowers the intellect to achieve insight and understanding of spiritual principles. With the combination of understanding and spiritual power, we go to higher levels of inner harmony and become agents for natural renewal at all levels of life on earth.