Awakening & meditating
Wellbeing course with Baljit Singh
Live more consciously and build practices into daily life that will enhance wellbeing.
Where: Gurdwara Sahib Leamington & Warwick - Hall 3
When: 6 Sessions across 6 Fridays at 7pm till 9pm
Friday 16th June
Friday 23rd June
Friday 30th June
Friday 7th June
Friday 21st July
Friday 28th July
Week one - Introduction to course - Basic interpretation of the mool-mantar (root-mantra) - Provide a short explanation to different types of meditations - Jap Meditation, mantar repetition, contemplating the Guru's wisdom. - Sound meditation - Primal sound based on Baavan Akhri - Negating what I am not - Based on first shand of Jaap Sahib - Silent (stillness) meditation (sunn), exploring lines from Sidh Gost - Meditation Practice
Week two - Awareness, Authenticity, Acceptance & Prayer - Becoming aware of current state - What it means to live more authentically - Difference between outer & inner acceptance - How to accept current reality - What is prayer and how utilise it in an effective way - Meditation Practice
Week three - Gratitude & Awe - How to practice gratitude through becoming aware of the Creator's grace - How to deepen your experience of gratitude journaling - Sharing scientific studies on the benefits of practicing gratitude - Guided gratitude meditation (practice). - What it means to be in a state of Wonder - Looking at recent studies showing the benefits of experiencing awe - How to start experiencing the state of awe - Meditation Practice
Week four - Devotion - What is devotion? - What keertan? - How to start practicing devotion - Becoming more playful & joyful - Bringing devotion into everyday life - Meditation Practice
Week five - Inner qualities, Character building - Providing definitions for positive and negative qualities - Exploring qualities that support our wellbeing and have a negative effect on our wellbeing - How to build positive qualities into our lives - Guided Compassion Meditation - Meditation Practice
Week 6 - Discipline, Consistency, Sangat, Community - Recap on previous weeks - How to start building practices into our life - The importance of creating a dedicated space - What is sangat and what it means to be a part of a community - Meditation Practice
Each session will be at least 2 hours long which will be split into two parts:
1hr 10mins - Presentation/Interactive talk and q&a - Attendees to be seated on chairs if possible
Break - 15mins
35mins - Guided meditation seated on floor including q&a
35mins Guided Meditation
They will learn:
Guided meditation that consists of learning a simple stretch and a couple of different sitting postures.
Some breath work to help release tension and relax their body.
How to become aware of their breath and take the breath deeper expanding the diaphragm.
Oang sound meditation.
Mool-mantar in a meditative style.
Slow focused gur-mantar.