Neti Neti means 'not this not this'.
The ancient Vedas describe 'Neti-Neti', meaning 'Not This-Not That', as the process of reaching inner peace. It is by knowing what I am not, I realise what I am! It has also been described as meditation on the formless. It is one of the most ancient meditation practises and is practised by few.
If you wish to raise self-awareness, or move closer to your inner self, this meditation is for you. If you are feeling stressed, burned out, or worried, this method will help with the problems, but also their root cause.
Neti-Neti sages develop awareness of everything that moves or has form, as well as becoming aware of the the stillness or formless essence (Nir-ankar), which lies hidden beyond the physical senses
The free meditation classes are held are at Cannock and Wednebsury. The Wednesbury classes are run every Thursday and every other Sunday. The Cannock classes are held every other Saturday. Further details are on the website www.formlessmeditation.com
The free meditation classes are suitable for all (beginners are welcome).
The classes involve a short introduction, a guided meditation and reflection on the meditation. Neti Neti meditation is rare and is practised by very few people. It is the most ancient meditative pracitice in the world and descibed as the most rewarding.
7 reasons to do neti neti meditation
It is simple and not complex.
You don’t have to spend years going to forests to achieve enlightenment. There is no need to sacrifice your work or lifestyle. The classes are suitable for beginners, an open mind is all that is needed.
Though the experience is priceless the classes are free!
There are no hidden charges and you don’t pay for your meditation. If you miss a class you, no need to worry just attend the next one. The neti neti classes allows the mind to blossom by opening up to the possibility of knowing peace.
You will not only feel relaxed and at ease but also a yearning to dwell further on knowing your true self. Neti Neti meditation is a journey to be in a continuous state of calmness. It is several thousands years old meditation and is the most rarest as it adds nothing new but takes away all the layers between you and YOU.
The Centre for Oneness is an interfaith centre where people from all faiths share their universal values of respect, love and compassion. By attending Neti Neti we begin the value the flow of wisdom from all sources be it Jesus, Buddha or Rumi. This further enriches the neti neti experience. Christians, Buddhists, Pagans, Hindus and Sikhs attend the meditation classes.
Take it in your own stride
There is no set pace or stages. Everyone is an individual and we all feel peace in our own stride. Neti Neti is tailored to fulfill your needs to allow the feeling of finding stillness in all that moves in your stride.
The Centre for Oneness in Wednesbury are one of the thousands of centres across the world. Millions of people have enjoyed the peace from attaining enlightenment 'gyan'.
The neti neti meditation leads to a moment called the gyan 'enlightenment' This is moment of awakening. Something which can be experienced by a seeker who sincerely wishes to know the true-self. After this experience you would be able to meditate on 'Lasting Peace' anywhere be it in a library or a noisy shopping mall.
That others are saying?
I found the guided meditation refreshing. I felt so relaxed i did not want it to end. Even after audio music stopped playing
and I felt inner music playing from within. Wonderful ~ Christopher
Just a few thoughts on Neti Neti this evening. I really loved it. I appreciated the explanation at the start it was valuable. The music was relaxing along with your voice. It was simple and just right in terms of the timing. My mind was and is still. Chatter free. I felt emotional at the end in a loving way and could have cried with joy. Thank you. I hope to attend the next session. It was like medicine. ~ Janet
It was calming and relaxing. I lay down and felt totally at home. Thank you so much ~ Darren
I felt as though all the pressures from the shoulders lifted and i felt completly light ~ Sumeet
I feel so conected with myself after the meditation. After a long day at work, this felt like a holiday ~ Luke
A lovely guided meditation, very relaxing and refreshing! and free ~ Victoria
I was able to switch off completly. The meditation was very calming and soothing ~ Pammi
Just wanted to say that I was floating during this meditation experience - rather than connecting to my breath, focussing on an image or perceiving the rising of an energy or light within, 'neti-neti' allowed my heart and soul to open up to the entire universe. I felt intimately part of the whole, and the whole seemed to fill me completely. I recommend Surj's meditative approach to all, as a life enhancing experience. ~ Dr Bobby