Meditation and Chanting
now offered online via ZOOM!
Release stress and discover deep inner peace with Meditation, then stay to uplift your spirits with Chanting
Offered on the 4th Saturday of each month
Meditation at 4:00 pm Central Time
Chanting at 5:00 pm Central Time
After meditation, stay for a chanting experience.
It will uplift and inspire you for your weekend!
Our meditations and chants are chosen with a special focus:
May 22, 2021:
In Meditation, we will be connecting with Mother Earth, to ground ourselves and anchor our energies, release what is no longer needed, and then to bring up healthy, vibrant life force.
When this is complete, we then will flow into a soul nourishing silent meditation.
In Chanting, we will lift our vibrations with a beautiful compilation of chants to the Guru. In Sanskrit, guru means literally dispeller of darkness. As we chant, we will be dispelling any darkness within us or in the external world.
For those of you who would like to know the specific chants we’ll be doing, scroll down this page where they are listed for you.
Both Meditation and Chanting are FREE! (Donations accepted)
Studies show that meditation and chanting have positive effects on your emotions, brain and body – calming emotions, increasing the ability to process information and even softening physical pain. The National Institute of Health (NIH) tells us that meditation may physically change the brain and body, potentially improving many health problems with lasting effects beyond the time you spend in meditation.
Regular meditation practice can create new neural pathways for peaceful thoughts and calmer emotions.
Mantras are the mind vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy, having structure, power and a definite predictable effect on the human psyche…Mantra takes the vibratory effect of each of your molecules into the Infinity ofthe Cosmos. ~Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Beginners welcome – no experience in meditation or chanting needed
Never chanted before? Give it a try! We will be chanting to a cd. The words – and pronunciations – will be shown via Zoom Screen Share. It’s easy!
Why do we chant?
The gateways to the soul are opened with prayer, voice, sound, and repetition. The repetition of a vocal sound modifies and is remarkably healing to the breath, the body and the mind. Brainwaves begin to balance after only three or four minutes, and the muscle and skin temperature increases. Chanting is a simple way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Sacred chants bring about transformations in your awareness. Chanting opens you to the unfoldment of your potential into the field of possibilities, making it possible for you to fulfill any desire you have. You will have created a new reality.
How do we chant?
We will do both ‘sing along’ and ‘call and response’ chanting.
‘Call and response’ chanting means that first the “caller” sings the verse and then the audience repeats it. It’s easy! If you’re a visual person, we’ll have handouts with the words, definitions and explanations on them.
The above information on chanting is adapted from liner notes to Om Namaha Shivaya, by Robert Gass
What do we chant?
For those of you who would like to know the whole chant list, here it is:
Vande Gurudev, by Manish Vyuas, on Sahaj Atma
Guru Ram Das, by Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa, on Another Beautiful Day
Guru Ram Das Chant, by Guru Ganesha Singh , on Grateful Ganesh
Lokaha Samasta, by Manish Vyas, on Sahaj Atma
Jaya Vitale, by Dave Stringer, on Brink
Om Guru Om, by Karunamayi, on Power of Chant