London Heart Meditation Workshop, 13th October

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Kensington Unitarians, Essex Church

112 Palace Gardens Terrace

Notting Hill Gate

London

W84RT

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*There are a limited number of places for this workshop so booking is essential*

What is Heart Meditation?

All of us in our busy lives are in search of inner peace. The quest for inner peace has indeed been the beginning of many methods and meditation techniques. In reality inner peace can only be achieved through a calm and clear connection between our mind and heart.

It is with this connection in mind that many centuries ago teachers on the path of inner peace created a meditation technique that through the use of ancient rhythms can help each person to develop a clear link between his or her mind and heart. This meditation exercise is based on a ladder of rhythms, which create an ever-deeper channel of inner emptiness for each participant between his or her mind, and heart; which is indeed their fountain of innate wisdom, peace and love.

These exercises transcend religions and belief systems as they focus the seeker’s attention on one of the key things we all have in common: our heart and the unlimited potential it holds.

Scientific Research

Based on recent scientific research carried out by the Heart Math Institute, our heart is enclosed in magnetic and electric fields that are many times more powerful than those produced by our brain. In fact the brain continuously synchronises its activities with the electro-magnetic pulse of the heart, and when a person is relaxed and quiet, their breathing and blood pressure also become synchronised. Therefore, through active meditation techniques, we can alter our heart frequency, our brain waves, and ultimately our hormonal secretion, all of which enables us to develop a process by which we can improve, our sense of inner peace. As a result, heart based meditation techniques, such as the one taught in our workshops, can be an important step in achieving Stress Relief, healthy mind and body, as well as providing other therapeutic benefits. For ultimately the health of our bodies and mind is largely dependent on our state of inner peace.

What to expect

This one day workshop provides an introduction to Heart Meditation, based on the principles outlined in the book “Heart Meditation”: www.heartmeditation.eu. Through the use of specific ancient rhythms, played on a Daf (hand frame) drum, this meditation technique guides the practitioner inwards on the path of inner peace.

The workshop has both a theoretical and a practical element.

The theoretical discussions will be based on the following subjects:

  • How to recognise and remove troublesome thoughts & stress from your daily life and outlook
  • How to develop your connection to your heart through meditation
  • How to develop your knowledge of your heart through personal experiences
  • How to employ these techniques in your daily life and thus establish a continuous state of inner peace

The practical element will involve each participant using their own Daf Drum to learn the first basic meditation rhythms. Drums will be provided.

The workshop will run from 2.30 - 5.30pm with a short coffee break in the middle, hot drinks and biscuits will be available.

*There is a limited number of places for this workshop so booking in advance is essential*


“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart” - RUMI


Heart Meditation Workshop Birmingham Buddhist Centre


TESTIMONIALS

Below are some testimonials from attendees of recent Heart Meditation Workshops

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"The two days course was my first experience with regard to spirituality and meditation, to which I went with almost no expectation other than that of focusing on myself and finding a deep state of relaxation.
From the beginning, I was surprised by the inclusion of musical instruments (e.g. daf) and to learn how it could define a new way to find a profound state of self-awareness, but what struck me the most were the teachings and the answers about some of the existential questions that resonated with me – unusually well.
Personally, I have a strong sense of pragmatism, and I believe the cause for this course to have ignited my interest lies in the trainer’s ability to both understanding my questions (which could sound prosaic, but some referred to rather sophisticated scientific notions) and to presenting meta-physical concepts from an analogous stand-point.
During these two days, I only got an introduction to the subject, nevertheless, I am now willing to further explore this path, as I am sure there are still many things I could learn.
Overall, it was an enlightening experience, which I would recommend to anybody with a minimum of open-mindedness and who is willing to gain new perspectives."

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"The heart meditation seminar has revealed a lot of ancient wisdom and I could get an even deeper level of understanding. I loved the fact that we talked about many spiritual aspects/topics. The part of the music with the daf was a reminder of how important it is i.e. to understand the rhythm of the universe and how we are connected to our creator/nature/universe. It is a simple, yet very effective tool which I can use in my daily life, as it helps me stay connected. It was super interesting to discuss the heart in depth and how everything is interconnected to it.
Several things which were discussed and also explained with the help of the Quran I can't fully agree with as I first have to do my research and experiences.
I am glad I could attend this seminar and learn more for my life and use it for my further path!"

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"Attending this workshop and subsequent classes has had a bigger impact on my life than anything previously. Before that point I didn’t realise the fundamental existential questions that remained unanswered in my mind, and I was unaware of how this affected me in my daily life - like a constant background noise I had simply become accustomed to. The technique and principles taught are profound and yet so simple, essentially anyone with a heart and an open mind is able to benefit!
As with all spiritual paths, the journey is the destination and the path is never ending, but I am grateful in every moment to have found a path and experienced guides, that emphasise the importance of personal experience above all else, and lead towards true inner peace and self discovery."



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Kensington Unitarians, Essex Church

112 Palace Gardens Terrace

Notting Hill Gate

London

W84RT

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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