Sound Healing: Mantra Meditation & Gong Sound Bath Sunday, July 23rd 6:15PM

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Sound Healing: Mantra Meditation and Gong Sound Bath

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Sunday Night July 23rd 6:15-8:15pm

With Sandra Vanatko and John Stockberger

Please join Sandra and John for a community event where we will use the power of mantra to train the mind to be present.  Meditation—the practice of being present moment by moment—has been practiced throughout the ages as a way to know more about one’s self and one’s world. The benefits of a meditation practice are on many levels: increased relaxation on the physical level, greater calmness and peace on the emotional level, and more clarity and ability to focus on the mental level. But perhaps the greatest benefit is that the practice can unhinge us a little from our habitual, patterned thoughts and behaviors so that there is the possibility of a new perspective with that the possibility of new responses.

There are of course many different techniques of meditation. For this evening we will practice pranayama followed by mantra meditation completing the evening with one of John’s powerful gong baths and deep relaxation.

Chanting and Meditation have always been part of spiritual traditions. Mantra chanting creates a meditative state that moves you naturally towards stillness, so that meditation is easier and deeper.  Rishis have said that when you do mantra practice in a group you get the benefit of saying the mantra not only the number of times that there are people in the group with each repetition but the square of that number. This evening is the perfect way to unite in the power of a mantra practice community! We will support each other with heartfelt purpose as we invoke specific energies to clear away obstacles and set in motion our conscious intentions.

No previous experience with chanting or meditation is needed.  The benefits of both chanting and meditation are magnified when practiced in a group, so don’t miss this opportunity to join with others in this ancient transformational practice.  Please bring your restorative Yoga mat (if you have one) eyeshades, and a journal to record your experience.  Early bird pricing $40.  Day of pricing if space available $45.