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Meditation

Whether from the Dao de Ding, I Ching, Sufi, Dao, Dhyan, Chen or Zen method of enquiry, meditation prompts stillness of mind or the no-mind state.
Many methods are used to first energise the body in preparation for stillness, at oneness, the experience of wholeness and emptiness, and not-knowing.

All techniques deriving from either a martial arts system, or a mystical approach such as the Kabbalah, the Upanishads, the Vedas, the Bible or the Koran, draw their inspiration from Eastern mysticism.

Later Western modalities such as Feldenkraus, Alexander and Bowen techniques and Rolfing, all seek to strengthen the bones, align the joints, stretch the muscles, sinews and tendons and so prepare the body for a deeply relaxed and meditative state.

.Taiji is a method of moving in meditation analogous to the Sufi dervishes’ method of twirling.

Most martial arts styles also use breathing and meditation for enhancing physical skill and calming the mind in preparation for battle or death.

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There are interesting methods designed to create a meditative and quiet approach to 'mind' and a control of one's emotions - A state of 'no mind' or emptiness which allows deep internal processes to occur. Inner listening is a vital aspect to this method of training.
While in "theory" practicing martial arts of whatever 'style' is meant to:
- path the way to a heightened state of awareness
- produce a calm approach to life, a philosophical and spiritual introspection
- a reduction of ego related distractions
- a way free of body/mind earthly appetites
This is not always the case and many side affects may occur if incorrectly instructed- distress, (unbalanced emotions, ego, feeling of misguided power may result).
Nothing is guaranteed without patience, persistence and constant practice of meditation, a pure heart and struggle with ego related distractions.
A state of remembering is important - what the sufis refer to as Zikr.
The effect of lifetime training especially where guided by an experienced teacher can open the doors of perception to an inner reality.
Listening to subtle body, muscle, pressure, joint and pain sensations, the student is guided constantly within to a point where mind stops and oneness with existence is deeply experienced.
To experience stillness during activity is a heightened state of awareness which trains us to be still even in the most extreme situations.


Chillies
Those Stupid Games
I am going to live the way I want to live
I am going to live in my own spontaneity and authenticity
I am not here to fulfill anybody's expectations
I am not interested in being called a spiritual person or a saint
I don't need any compliments from anybody
I don't want the crowd to worship me
All those stupid games are finished

Excerpted from The Book Of Wisdom - Osho


Meditation classes and training are conducted from time to time or in private for individuals or groups wanting to pursue a deeper understanding and awareness. Personal and/or private group instruction may be available - on enquiry
The Mystic Rose; AUM; Kundalini; Nadabrahma; Vipassana; Gourishankar; Sufi twirling; shaking; standing still like a tree; one nostril breathing: these are just some of the many methods used over centuries to bring one's self back to its pre-cultural harmony.Meditation produces and alchemical effect on the nature of one's self and the immediate surroundings, Through deep breathing, mindfullness, stillness and concentration exercises, a true sense of self is perceived. Meditation leads one through medication and other psycho-therapies to a peaceful and tranquil place, where the individuals spirit or deep self pervades.
Meditation training and classes in Sydney’s Centennial Park, Rushcutters Bay and the eastern suburbs have the primary aim of cultivating energy for the purpose of self realisation or 'enlightenment'.

Practising meditation heals the infirm, helps to quieting the mind and become more aware of the spirit.

Taiji can be used as a meditation; an art of movement; a method for better breathing; fitness exercise; a stress management program; a training in co-ordination and balance; to improve mental function; and a self discipline. "rocks are hard and unyielding the rivers flow around them and forget"
Qi or chi refinement The method and principles relating to the refinement of qi differ from person to person, with a variety of training exercises designed to suit personal life situations Qi is life energy which flows through all living things as well as nature. Gong is the work you put in.

Dynamic qigong is exercise and is the most practiced method, passive qigong is tranquil and includes meditation, visualisation and precise breathing methods. Here the focus is on a clear and tranquil state of no-mind wih a deeper connection and harmony with nature. Qi training may include a wide range of exercises designed to boost or increase energy flow, regenerate, repair and rejuvenate bad, negetive, lost or dissipated energy. Here the emphasis is on connection to the dao, to harmonise with nature and gain a clearer understanding of the universal qi. There are at least 7 major sources of qi:-

breath qi (respiration); food qi (from your diet);original qi (inherited from parents); internal qi (emanates inside the body); external qi (qi emanating from outside the body); nutritive qi (flowing through the meridians); and protective qi (energy barrier against external pernicious influences and pathogens. Qi or chi energy circulation. Breathing, shaking, meditation, joint alignment, pressure, muscle changes, heat, light, love all contribute towards inner spiritual growth with an increase of energy resulting, a heightened sense of awareness with more focus on the here and now. Anger, resentment, fear, pain are alchemically transformed using the body-mind, mind-body, deep-mind, celestial, astral and etheric planes which govern most of who we are and who we think we are. These are three methods of building the body's energy field:-

a) Through deep breathing methods b) By moving the mind through the body using a deep intention. c) By increasing the blood and lymphatic fluid circulation through the gentle pressure changes created by the the contant lifting and sinking of the body with it's gentle movements. Qi / Chi movement

Taiji is an advanced method of qi movement however there are also wudang and shaolin (north and south qigong) styles, some harder to practice than others. Different training exercises are implemeted to allow for imparting the fastest and most efficient method in the shortest possible time thereby allowing for each persons own practice routine to guide and determine the result.
Inner listening is a vital aspect to the training. There are interesting methods designed to create a meditative and quiet approach to 'mind' and a control of one's emotions - A state of 'no mind' or emptiness which allows deep internal processes to occur. Inner listening is a vital aspect to this method of training.

While in "theory" practicing martial arts of whatever 'style' is meant to:

- path the way to a heightened state of awareness - produce a calm approach to life, a philosophical and spiritual introspection - a reduction of ego related distractions - a way free of body/mind earthly appetites

This is not always the case and many side affects may occur if incorrectly instructed- distress, (unbalanced emotions, ego, feeling of misguided power may result). Nothing is guaranteed without patience, persistence and constant practice of meditation, a pure heart and struggle with ego related distractions.

A state of remembering is important - what the sufis refer to as Zikr.

The effect of lifetime training especially where guided by an experienced teacher can open the doors of perception to an inner reality.

Listening to subtle body, muscle, pressure, joint and pain sensations, the student is guided constantly within to a point where mind stops and oneness with existence is deeply experienced.

To experience stillness during activity is a heightened state of awareness which trains us to be still even in the most extreme situations.
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