Meditation


We are so delighted to have created a wonderful community for meditation. There are endless forms of meditation, our intention here at Bayou Bliss is to offer several different forms of meditation for you to find a practice that works for you.  Each Tuesday evening starting at 7:30pm we have a donation based meditation practice. For more information about the offering and teachers please read below. Bayou Bliss is also the home of Shambala Houston – please find their information and schedule below.

SIgn up for a Meditation


Oneness Meditation with Joseph Ayaz

First Tuesday of the Month

Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

Whole Earth/Whole Person

We are deeply woven into the web of life of our planet and the Universe: pausing in the midst of a busy life to sit, breathe, and tune into this oneness will help restore balance in ourselves and on the planet. Come together with like minds and hearts as we explore the path of love, harmony and beauty to seek peace and balance, with the hope to break through to joy and ecstasy.

No experience necessary—just a desire to explore inner space and the vast reaches of the cosmos .

*Bring a favorite meditation cushion or bench if you have one; stigma-free chairs are available

Joseph Ayaz has led meditations since the mid-1990s in New York City, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Houston. A lover of light, and a student of meditative traditions for more than 30 years, he is a representative in the Inayati Order, a Sufi path of spiritual liberty. Current focus: joining today’s cosmology and ecology with practices from deep spiritual traditions to answer the call of life in today’s world.

Sound Meditation with Dana Shamas

Second Tuesday of the Month

Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

On the second Tuesday of the month Dana Shamas leads a sound meditation using the angelic sounds of the Crystal Bowls and the miraculous Tuning Forks. “Sound and music can be powerful tools in the healing process. They can be utilized as as an adjunct to traditional and alternative health care procedures and treatments. In all situations they can certainly be used as a pleasant addition to any form of practice.

Our body is a musical instrument. When the instrument is not tuned properly, a state of dis-ease or imbalance occurs.  Each cell in our body is genetically programmed to maintain its own health and well-being. During the course of our life many emotional, mental, spiritual, and environmental factors interfere with this state.

Toning Meditation with Jacinta Brondgeest

Third Tuesday of the Month

Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19

Each month, a vocal toning program is created for empowering our intentions and harmonizing our lives with the rhythms and seasons of our community, our planet and our cosmic home. Often included are prescriptive Sanskrit Mantras, Buddhist Chants and other sacred incantations realized by our ancient ancestors. These bring us into resonance with the unified field, reconnecting and realigning us with our Divine Mind, Cosmic Consciousness and It’s timeless wisdom.

**Please note that toning is not singing and all voices are lovingly welcome.

Jacinta Brondgeest is a sound healer (National Sound Healers Association), an ordained Minister (IMM) and a Billboard charting music artist and DJ.

Resiliency Meditation with Stephanie Thomas

Oct 24 and Nov 28

We all have an inner wise woman or wise man who we can access for spiritual well-being and guidance. These meditations will help you find your wise person to support you as you build resilience, reduce and relieve stress and tension, and create a more peaceful space within. This class will support your meditation practice with compassion while covering some basics: positioning your body, getting grounded, and noticing your breath. Using these practices, you will learn to deepen your relaxation, adapt better when stress arises, strengthen your connection to your divine self and others, and approach life with greater ease and joy.

Shambhala Houston

Meets up to practice on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning at 7 pm with sitting and walking meditation then a book (chapter) reading and discussion at 8 pm

Shambhala is a global community of people inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.

The global Shambhala community is organized on the principle of a classical mandala, an energetic pattern of relationships radiating out from a central organizing principle. In Shambhala, the central organizing principle is the Shambhala lineage and teachings. Shambhala’s international administration is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Interested in Joining?

Meditation instruction is required if it is your first time, and is offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm by appointment. Email shambhalahouston.gmail.com

For more information and calendar updates http://www.houston.shambhala.org/

 

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