Wednesday, 11 May 2011
What is Transformation Meditation?
Transformation Meditation, also called Doubt Free Meditation, is adapted from the system of yogic meditation described in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It is based on observing or focusing on the space of Pure Consciousness, or the Knower of all experiences. You can utilize the ancient Sanskrit mantra, Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum, or the English, I am immortal, I am blissful, or any other mantra that you choose. Your breath or the source of your breath can also be focused on as a concentration point. This system includes all the aspects of other mantra meditation techniques, as well as the observing methods of Mindfulness Meditation, with the added awareness of the Pure Knowingness, or space that exists at the source, behind all the thoughts and techniques. It suggests that you de-identify with the changing thoughts in the mind and bring the attention to the Knower, who is the experiencer or watcher of all the thoughts and forms. Through this de-identification process you can experience the peace and joy that is your true nature, pure, free and forever.
Laypeople as well as health care professionals and yoga instructors practice Transformation Meditation and teach meditation to their clients or students. These methods are easily integrated into your everyday life. They do not require that you receive a secret mantra, that you keep any secrets, or that you join any organization. There are over 180 teachers listed worldwide. http://www.transformationmeditation.com/teachers.htm
Transformation Meditation also helps you to understand the purpose, experience and outcome of meditation: physiologically, psychologically and spiritually. Having this more complete knowledge of meditation will expedite the process by allowing you to have an understanding of what is happening in you own mind, body, and nervous system while practicing meditation. This will allow you to be free from doubts about whether you are meditating correctly, and to experience the meditative awareness at any time which is the direct knowledge of your true Self as pure, free and forever!