Mandala or Mantra Meditation
A mandala is a universal symbol, and a yantra is a cosmically inspired geometric
design. By spending time gazing upon them we are drawn within to greater
realizations of esoteric qualities - beauty, truth, peace, joy.
find pictures of blooming flowers inspiring, but use the mandala or yantra that
To begin your meditation select a quiet time
and sit with a straight back on a cushion on the floor in front of a low table,
with a lighted candle and incense if you desire.
Alternately, sit in a
chair and place your candle and incense on a regular table. Either way, have
your mandala or yantra in front of you at eye level - on the table or behind it
on the wall.
Fold your hands in your lap or place them palms up on your
thighs. Begin with a prayer, uplifting verse or peace chant. Next, for the
reflective portion of your meditation just sit quietly, eyes open, gazing at the
mandala or yantra. Maintain this quiet time for as long as you like; allow
yourself to enjoy the experience.
Now, close your eyes and conclude your
meditation with thoughts, affirmations or prayers for personal and world peace.
Meditation by Susan Helene Kramer
Produces ever longer
Of peace and joy.
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