What is 6 Steps to Stillness?
In the 6 Steps to Stillness program there is no philosophy, doctrine, New Age concepts or religion - learning to quiet the chattering mind is the whole scope of the course. Swami Shantananda uses skills honed over 20 years of teaching meditation to aid you in finding your way into a thought-free state or, at least, a state of disentanglement from thinking. You will be encouraged to establish a practice that you can continue independently, without the necessity of aids or props, or becoming reliant on a guide.
After you have learnt to meditate, we make available a continuing group of Yoga-orientated meditators for those with an established practice of stillness.
What is meditation?
Meditation is stillness of mind. Keeping the mind still for regular periods gradually brings about a fundamental change. By practicing stillness, eventually a curious thing happens - you begin to see the mind as an object, instead of seeing it as yourself. You see the things it does, and you realise that the awareness feels more like your real self than your thoughts and feelings. It is deeper and richer and more stable, and much more contented.