Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Sahaj Marg is the way of the heart.... Heartfulness is a process of discovering meditation first, and then exploring the rest of Sahaj Marg practice in stages. This process of discovery is like that of a child learning through wonder and direct observation.
Sahaj Marg is the way of the heart. By daily practice, we gradually experience more and more of the heart’s true nature. This is based on direct experience, and does not require intellectual theories or complicated techniques.
Heartfulness is a very simple way to discover Sahaj Marg. The word itself is easier to understand than ‘Sahaj Marg’ for many people around the world. Heartfulness is a process of discovering meditation first, and then exploring the rest of the Sahaj Marg practice in stages. This process of discovery is like that of a child learning through wonder and direct observation.
Seekers are first invited to experience the benefits of relaxation and meditation, before being introduced to the practice. They can do this on their own, with the help of a trainer, or through a Heartfulness workshop.
The first step is the Heartfulness Guided Relaxation. This relaxes the body, which allows for effective meditation. It releases tension, fosters physical well- being and is a preparation for deeper meditation.
The second step is Heartfulness Meditation on the Source of Light that is present in the heart. It can be practised alongside any other form of yoga, meditation, religious or spiritual practice, and gives a taste of the experience of meditation on the heart.
How do we go deeper and move forward? With the unique element of yogic transmission – the gentle, subtle yet dynamic ‘forceless force’ that nourishes and transforms our meditation practice. Just as fresh air clears smoke from a room, meditating with an experienced practitioner cleans away the impressions and heaviness created from thought and action, and nourishes our journey of transformation.
After a few Heartfulness Meditation sessions with 
a trainer, the seeker is able to feel the effects of the cleaning and yogic transmission and experience their benefits.
Seekers are invited to experience Heartfulness Meditation with yogic transmission whenever
they are ready, through a series of consecutive introductory meditation sessions with a trainer. These sessions may be done in person or remotely, as mutually convenient.
Encourage others to experience Heartfulness! Also, please try the Heartfulness Guided Relaxation
 for yourself to see how it improves your ability to meditate effectively.

For more information, please visit Heartfulness.org.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Invitation to Meditate

The Search For Love - Ashish Dommety

Before I started practicing Heartfulness meditation, I always had this consistent feeling that I was searching for love in a dark room.
I remember being 6 or 7 years old catching small insects and putting them in boxes so that they could be my pets and I could love them, but of course the futility of their life was always a disappointment.
 As I grew older I noticed myself trying to find things to love on the outside. My life was constantly being centered on things, animals and people, and as a result, the sense of love in my life was as fragile as the lives of everything that I believed to have loved.
And heartbreak after heartbreak I was nearing the zenith of my efforts, almost deciding to give up on love itself.
However, just as I was at the tip of the cliff, I found Heartfulness meditation and had a taste of that which I was craving for. I was on top of the moon! One cannot help but feel like an idiot searching for something on the outside when it was within all along! It felt somewhat like looking for your keys all over the house when you eventually find that they were in your pocket all along.

I slowly began to dive deeper into the heart, learning more and more about myself and falling in love with whatever that is inside of me. My life slowly and gradually started to take a turn to a brighter and lighter version of myself. I found myself to be more easy-going and have the ability to make decisions from my heart.
I began to love myself as if I was a child - delicately, ensuring that every day I grew into a better human being than I was the previous day.
This feeling of self-compassion and empathy began to take such strong roots within me and I finally felt like I was standing on firm ground.  It seemed impossible for anything to hamper this silent light within my heart that I find glowing and growing each and every morning after I complete my meditation.
And to my surprise, I find this love expanding outside of me and embracing everything around me.
I’ve only been practicing Heartfulness meditation for about a year, and I can only wonder in amazement at how much it can do for the world in the time to come, and be thankful for how much it has done for me so far.
The best part is I feel as if I have found love, but in a way, I am still searching for it as I happily dive deeper within myself, making this journey one that will continue to soften and expand my heart.