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Samadhi – Guided Meditation Series – Intro


These guided meditations have been
created to be used freely by everyone. They reflect some of the core practices
at the Samadhi Center and are just some of the many techniques that may be
practiced to move people in the direction of Samadhi. I should point out
that it may take many years to develop the concentration and equanimity
required to reach that to which the meditations point. Be patient, determined
and most of all be equanimous with where you are on your journey, because
ultimately the path is the destination. There are two aspects or you could say
two dimensions within meditation. There’s the dimension of changing
phenomena, which is generally thoughts sensations and feelings. And there’s the
dimension of consciousness the one that is witnessing the phenomena- you could
call these two aspects mindfulness and mind emptiness or yin and yang. There are meditation techniques where you’re doing something, and there’s that part of the
meditation which is beyond technique beyond all doing. Together these two
parts of meditation, when in balance, are like the wings of a bird that carry you
toward Samadhi. Yin and yang, mindfulness and mind emptiness, must be in balance
the way the spiral of a hurricane is in balance around the stillness in the
center. The stillness within the spiral or the
Jewel in the Lotus is a perfect symbol for meditation and Samadhi. The first dimension of meditation we
will talk about is the yin aspect. It is the feminine aspect; surrendering openingto the changing phenomena or energy of life. It’s allowing, being equanimous. What is it is an effortless letting go. The yang aspect of meditation is
concentrating the mind, focusing single pointedly. The yang aspect is the
witnessing stillness in the center of the spiral,
while the yin aspect is everything that is constantly changing. Both are practiced simultaneously.
There’s an aspect of meditation that is effortless, and an aspect that’s
effortful. Both are practiced at once and even though this may seem contradictory
it is not. Mindfulness and mind emptiness, effort and non-effort are practiced
until they become one. Or more precisely as they say in Zen: not one not two. You simultaneously cultivate the power
of total focus and concentration along with deep surrender, relaxing into the
moment. Your effort to stay present becomes so great that it’s a complete
surrender of your being, and your effortless surrender to the moment is so
complete that it becomes continuous presence. There are literally hundreds of
meditation techniques, but all techniques regardless of the tradition serve to
cultivate two things: your ability to concentrate or stay present without the
mind wandering, and your ability to develop equanimity or inner surrender. In
this way we purify the senses we purify ourselves of sankaras or conditioned
patterns. We’ll start with the technique of observing the breath the classic
technique taught by the Buddha. Before you begin meditation, stretching
can be helpful to prepare the body for long periods of sitting. If your mind is
very busy, chanting can be a great way to focus and orient your consciousness
inward. Do whatever works to get yourself into a relaxed peaceful and concentrated
state. Turn off your phone and anything that
could potentially distract you. Make an intention to meditate continuously,
uninterruptedly for whatever length of time you feel comfortable with. Observing the breath is extremely simple-
the simplest thing, but surprisingly difficult to do. Sit as comfortably as possible on a
cushion, meditation bench or chair. Your spine should be straight so that energy
can flow freely up it. An upright spine brings an alertness in the body. Once
your spine is upright, relax the rest of your body. Pick a position for your hands
such as laying them on your knees. Always start with a beginner’s mind let go of
all ideas about meditation, and just observe the breath directly without
thought as if you’ve never noticed it before. If you are new to this try to
sit for 15 minutes and work your way up to an hour. If you are an experienced meditator try
to sit for as long as you can. There are three guided meditation
audio files. The guided meditations should not be thought of as separate
practices or separate techniques. Each guided meditation will simply involve a
deepening of the awareness of the breath. Once you’ve cultivated a greater degree
of concentration and equanimity then move to the next guided meditation and
see how it feels. You may want to use this guided
meditation for the first while until you become familiar with the practice, and
eventually you can sit in silence without instruction.

Jerry Heath

54 Comments

  1. Wouldn't laying down straight on our backs be better than sitting since it would be the most comfortable position for one hour?

  2. Man, regardless of whether I start meditating again, I gotta say I love that voice.

  3. All I see is a youtube channel taking advantage of ignorant people. Curse the one who leads blind people into hell! Jesus is the Truth, and living in him is better than "mediation". Listen everyone, dont fall for this channel. Its really a gateway to spirits. I know from experience that We shouldnt BE connected with these things. We the holy spirit in us. Much morr better.

  4. These things never made sense to me. What is the point of coming here (the physical) then making such a concerted effort to go back? When we die, we go back anyways, whatever that means. People think they know, but in this world of illusions, they don't know. Bliss is tantamount to a drug addiction. It may in reality lead nowhere. But hey, if that is your path, knock yourself out.

  5. Pleasee i need the traductions for all this gifts! Thank you very much!

  6. Love(Yin) the realizations(Yang I ๐Ÿ™‚ make almost every second

  7. Samadhi, Wonderful creation! Please Provide in hindi language .

  8. Podrรญas hacer alguna meditaciรณn es espaรฑol?muchas gracias

  9. Please bring more of these, especially one dealing with protecting ourselves against toxic energies. Thank you.

  10. Precisamos da traduรงรฃo desta meditaรงรฃo guiada para o portuguรชs , por favor , obrigado ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  11. can i have personal call with creator of this video ?

  12. In our reality stillness is very hard to accomplish.Every single lil space is full of noises.And humans make a lot of noise.No matter that everyone got a burn out.Or completley going crazy.Its no wonder.

  13. thanks for doing mankind, can i have Samadhi Guided Meditations and Instructions in hindi voice ,being as Indian i am comfortable with Hindi voice , if you can do will be nice gesture for Hindi speaking people.
    Thanks !!!!

  14. Sorry, my english is not good.I have no words to thanks. Great teaching. I need be one with God I feel my soul implore this.I acknowledge my spiritual ignorance and I'm fear of illusion of my search for my consciousness of God.

  15. these guided meditations have been created to be used freely by everyone.they reflect some of the core practices at the Samadhi Center and are just some of the many techniques that may be practiced to move people in the direction of Samadhi. I should point out that it may take many years to develop the concentration and equanimity required to reach that to which the meditations point. be patient, determined and most of all be a equanimous with where you are on your journey because ultimately the path is the destination. there are two aspects or you could say two dimensions within meditation. there's the dimension of changing phenomena which is generally thoughts , sensations and feelings. there's the dimension of consciousness, the one that is witnessing the phenomena. you could call these two aspects mindfulness(mind-full-ness) and mind emptiness or yin and yang. there are meditation techniques where you're doing something and there's that part of the meditation which is beyond technique beyond all doing. together these two parts of meditation when in balance are like the wings of a bird that carry you toward Samadhi yin and yang, mindfulness(mind-full-ness) and mind emptiness, must be in balance the way the spiral of a hurricane is in balance around the stillness in the center. the stillness within the spiral, or the jewel in the Lotus, is a perfect symbol for meditation and Samadhi. the first dimension of meditation we will talk about is the yin aspect, it is the feminine aspect surrendering opening to the changing phenomena or energy of life. it's allowing, being equanimous with what is. it is an effortless letting go. the yang aspect of meditation is concentrating the mind focusing single pointedly. the yang aspect is the witnessing stillness in the center of the spiral while the yin aspect is everything that is constantly changing. both are practiced simultaneously. there's an aspect of meditation that is effortless and an aspect thatโ€™s effortful. both are practiced at once and even though this may seem contradictory it is not. mindfulness(mind-full-ness) and mind emptiness, effort and non effort are practiced until they become one or more precisely as they say in Zen, not one not two. you simultaneously cultivate the power of total focus and concentration along with deep surrender relaxing into the moment. your effort to stay present becomes so great that it's a complete surrender of your being and your effortless surrender to the moment is so complete that it becomes continuous presence. there are literally hundreds of meditation techniques but all techniques regardless of the tradition serve to cultivate two things. your ability to concentrate or stay present without the mind wandering and your ability to develop equanimity or inner surrender. in this way we purify the senses, we purify ourselves of samsara or conditioned patterns. we'll start with the technique of observing the breath the classic technique taught by the Buddha. before you begin meditation stretching can be helpful to prepare the body for long periods of sitting. if your mind is very busy, chanting can be a great way to focus and orient your consciousness inward. do whatever works to get yourself into a relaxed peaceful and concentrated state. turn off your phone and anything that could potentially distract you. make an intention to meditate continuously, uninterruptedly for whatever length of time you feel comfortable with. observing the breath is extremely simple the simplest thing but surprisingly difficult to do. sit as comfortably as possible on a cushion, meditation bench or chair. your spine should be straight so that energy can flow freely up it. an upright spine brings an alertness in the body. once your spine is upright relax the rest of your body pick a position for your hands such as laying them on your knees. always start with a beginner's mind. let go of all ideas about meditation and just observe the breath directly without thought as if you've never noticed it before. if you are new to this try to sit for 15 minutes and work your way up to an hour. if you are an experienced meditator try to sit for as long as you can. there are three guided meditation audio files. the guided meditations should not be thought of as separate practices or separate techniques. each guided meditation will simply involve a deepening of the awareness of the breath once you've cultivated a greater degree of concentration and equanimity then move to the next guided meditation and see how it feels. you may want to use this guided meditation for the first while until you become familiar with the practice and eventually you can sit in silence without instruction

  16. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou for helping the world honor and respect ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜‘๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜‘๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  17. The channel is awesome that its content has many languages. I need 3 ones: Russian, English, Espaรฑol. ๐Ÿ˜ so while listening about meditation I use/train languages.

  18. Hey whatโ€™s your opinion on using psychedelics to help with turning inward?

  19. I used samadhi without knowing what it is when I had depression and anxiety, I observed without judgment and accepted what was going on with me, the state of mind disappeared and I healed, now I know what happened after watching these videos..

  20. Thank you very much for these videos…And I have to mention that I am bilingual and I have heard a couple of guided meditations french and English…but it' s the first time that I hear a voice that really let's me go in meditation….So for that Thank you very much….I am grateful to have been guided to your channel. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  21. Je m'abonnerai peut-รชtre et ferai un don, quand les videos seront toutes rรฉtables en bon FRANร‡AIS UNIVERSEL et non dans ce charabia anglais dรฉsagrรฉable ร  entendre et que personne ne comprend . Cordialement.

  22. plz dub these videos (Guided Meditation Series) in HINDI language or upload subtitles…. ๐Ÿ™
    PLZ PLZ PLZ

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