“Tapas means deep meditation, effort to achieve self-realization, sometimes involving solitude, hermitism or asceticism; it is derived from the word root tap which depending on context means “heat” from fire or weather, or blaze, burn, shine, penance, pain, suffering, mortification; OR a variety of small dishes, hot and cold, best accompanied by sangria.” WanderingYogi.
We never seem to have enough time. To do the things we need to thrive. Learning to meditate helps us live our life to its fullest.
MEDITATION SANGHA TAPAS every week – WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018 6.15 PM, 32 TAMAN WARNA, HOLLAND VILLAGE
Partnering with Laura Dobberstein Yoga, WanderingYogi is pleased to restart our weekly meditation sangha – in a serene outdoor sala at 32 Taman Warna, Holland Village.
Is this how you might describe your mind? A good reason to start your meditation practice.
“We need a community, we need to practice…..” – comment from Sangha participant
Practice is led by knowledgeable and sometimes irreverent Lee Carsley.
Haven’t much experience with meditation? Occasional and maybe at workshops? Direct experience of the different types meditation and mindfulness is the best way to learn which aspects work for you, and why. We all know meditation has loads of benefits– this sangha’s major purpose is to allow you to experiment, with insight and feedback. And to ground your personal practice around the sangha. We know this helps build regular meditation outside our group, and we encourage this.
“There is so much energy inside ourselves. Either wasted or ignored. Learning how to access this, has changed me for the better and will change you.” Lee Carsley, WanderingYogi.
What to expect?
The meditation practice is usually in three parts. First part is preparation for meditation (including breath work, some yin based poses to help the body in meditation, some yoga nidra or similar), the second part is seated meditation practice of 20 minutes minimum. The third part is an opportunity to reflect on your experience within the group, and gain insight into what happened in your meditation.
Each week, practical tips on an aspect of meditation (seat, posture, breath, sound, best apps) are provided. We encourage sangha to practice at home.
Lee, the founder guide, has learnt her meditation from the Buddhist tradition, but we welcome all spiritual traditions where care for our universe is paramount, and follow no particular doctrine when we meditate..
Keeping groups safe (meaning free from judgment or negativity) usually means keeping them relatively small in numbers. We feel safe when we know each other, not when we do not know each other.
NEW FEATURE: ANZA and Laura Dobberstein Yoga members can use their YOGA class cards.
Great news for our yogis, just bring your class card along to the sangha.
If you are not a member of our amazing yoga community, you can register online now, and pay $25 when you turn up.
Our fees partially cover the cost of running the sala, including the time of our meditation guide.
Our goal is to build a sangha. We encourage people to regularly meditate together. Please consider making the commitment to yourself and come REGULARLY.
Looking forward to seeing you on the seat, Lee.