Flintshire, Virat Dharana ‘sound of silence’ weekend Course
April 18 @ 9:30 am - April 19 @ 4:30 pm£90
POSTPONED- Anyone who has already booked will be contacted with further information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Suitable for beginners.
The day will include a series of Virat Dharana practices for peace and rejuvenation of mind and body. This meditation is practiced lying down, while taking one’s awareness systematically through the body while listening to traditional Sanskrit chanting. This technique brings the mind to silence and tranquility and the body to a deeply relaxed state of harmony.
Please read a full description of the Virat Dharana technique below.
Recordings that can be used for home practice will be shared at the end of the course.
Course led by Lizzie Bhushan & Mary Lindsay-White
Mary Lindsay-White has practiced meditation for over 20 years. She has studied with Dr Kumar since 2008 and has experienced profound changes, becoming much more effective in everyday life with greater vitality, concentration and creativity together with a sense of deep peace and contentment. Mary, who has been teaching since 2011, enjoys sharing the benefits of meditation and loves to keep in touch with students and hear how their regular meditation practice is bringing tangible changes. She lives in Bayswater, London and Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire and teaches meditation in both locations as well as at weekend courses throughout the UK. She is a volunteer for The Yoga Healing Foundation. During her 25 years in International Banking and ten years as a trustee for a micro-lending charity, Mary travelled extensively and has worked with people all over the World. She lived in Germany for several years and is fluent in German. Mary is a qualified personal development coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation.
Lizzie Bhushan has been meditating for over 45 years and teaching meditation since 2011. She helped establish the Yoga Healing Foundation 10 years ago and is a trustee of the charity. As a result of experiencing profound changes in her life after learning meditation with Dr Kumar, she wishes to help others gain the enormous benefits that this particular technique offers. She has worked in education for 40 years, has taught in a range of settings including Adult Education, the Hospital Education Service, children with emotional and behavioural problems as well as both secondary and primary education.
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We have a number of bursaries available to cover the course fee for those who are unable to afford this amount. If you would like to apply for a bursary, you are very welcome to contact us for an application form.
Bursary Application Deadline: 14th March 2020
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Course Fee: £40
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Virat Dharana is the way to bring the mind and body to a stable and harmonious state. The result is that the practitioner feels mentally and physically rejuvenated and emotionally balanced, equipped to deal with day to day activities with more energy and clarity.
In our lives we often experience stress, fatigue and disharmony at a physical, mental and emotional level, leaving us more open to generating negative reactions such as frustration, agitation or anxiety when difficulties arise in day to day life. The brain is an electrochemical organ and every cell in our body contains numerous electrons. Emotional reactions imbalance our mind-body system and deplete the electrons that are in our cells. The ‘sound of silence’ reduces the noise of the brain so that instead of the usual mind chatter, we can experience deep tranquillity beyond delta brainwave state, known in Sanskrit as ‘Turiya Avasta’. The practice rejuvenates every cell in the body by bringing complete harmony, integration and balance to the entire system. You will leave feeling fresher, lighter and much more relaxed.
Virat Dharana is an ancient practice of meditation that involves supine (lying down) observation of the body guided through chanting in the Indian language of Sanskrit, in which Yoga has been traditionally preserved. During the practice, the Sanskrit words are also translated into English as one takes attention through each part of the body. This is one of the oldest forms of meditation in India, distinct from a Yoga Nidra because of the significance of the sound and its effect on every cell in the body. The chanting is known as ‘the sound of silence’ because it enables the listener to experience profound silence in mind and body. The chanting is subtle and precise and has to be developed over many decades of in-depth training in the ancient traditions of meditation where it has been perfectly preserved by lineages of monks over thousands of years. We are very fortunate to have the guided Virat Dharana recordings of renowned Yogi, Dr Kumar who conveys deep silence in every syllable. It is the pure and silent quality of his mind and expertise in chanting that enables the listener to experience such deep peace when practicing. In Sanskrit, ‘Munni’ means a saint who has silenced the mind. Silence means an absence of vibration, amplitude, wavelength and frequency. In all the oldest spiritual traditions around the world, ancient lineages have preserved the most sacred teachings orally in the form of sound, chants and hymns. The style of chanting used for meditation teaching is called Brahma Vidvara Raga, meaning the secret sounds of silence, for enlightenment. When the one who has experienced this, chants the same letters as his predecessors in the ancient traditions, the same effect is reproduced. Dr Kumar has practiced for the last 45 years across 46 spiritual traditions, in the ancient lineages of Veda, Tantra, Hinduism and Buddhism, including Tibetan systems.
READ MORE about Dr Kumar.