Meditation in general has been well researched and shown to have both physical and psychological benefits for all, with major teaching hospitals and many businesses.  In a busy world where there are many demands and stresses placed on us, we can find ourselves struggling to sleep, feeling low in mood or struggling with re-occurring illness.  Current research is showing that those who meditate regularly have a smaller amygdala and so do not suffer as much with anxiety and stress.   

There is no right or wrong way to meditate, but many find attending a class where they can gain techniques and practice with others best for them.  Although our classes are based in Buddhist tradition, they are open and inclusive to all.  You do not have to be a Buddhist or become a Buddhist to benefit from meditation.


Three Mysteries Meditations


Buddhist Hanmi esoteric practice involves the use of mantras (empowered syllable sounds), mudras (hand or body gestures), and visualizations, for the purpose of reaching one’s full human potential. These three simple elements form a profoundly effective synergy that can immediately and positively influence one’s daily life. Through the practice of these techniques, one can purify personal karma, calm the body and mind, and thereby attain higher levels of consciousness.

Mantras have been used for thousands of years to help improve the quality of human life, healing the sickness in the body.  Mantras create a powerful vibration that brings about radical changes not only in our physical body but also our subtle body – our emotions, intellect and soul. They positively affect our aura – the energy shields surrounding our aura, they produce powerful healing vibration that is transformational.  Repetition of a Mantra is a powerful way of keeping us in the present and stilling our “monkey mind”, which is forever jumping uncontrollably from one thought to another.    When used in healing the powerful vibration of the mantra can change the consciousness and energy level of both the practitioner and client. When the practitioner chants a mantra and combines visualisation, this higher vibration is incorporated into the clients healing experience

Mudras are simple hand gestures or body postures that bring about significant results.  It is widely believed that the human structure is a minature form of the universe., and made up of the five elements, earth, water, air, fire and space.These elements in the body can become imbalanced easily, and imbalances cause us to fall ill.  We human beings are prone to internal and external stresses of the environment.  Mudras help balance the five elements in the body. Mudras can help relive and cure many illnesses of the body, they open the secret energy channels in the body releasing stress and stale energy.

Visualisations in mediations are renowned for bringing positive results.  The visualisation gives the mind some guidance, helping us to stay focused, and often used for creating certain outcomes within ourselves. Standing alone visualisation can help heal many physical conditions in the body.

Our mind is our most powerful tool, and we need to train it well so can bring us the positive outcomes which we seek. Training the mind is one of the biggest challenges we have. The Three Mysteries integrates all of these components you form a pure yoga or union of mind body and speech. You will with concentrated effort and practice, become much healthier, calmer and happier, which will benefit every area of your life. Our natural state is the state we are aiming for in mediation, to realise our true nature and attain self realisation, an unfoldment of the human heart.

Wholistic Buddhist Meditations and Practices


Jules & Jimmi with Sangharakshita
The Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO)) is an international fellowship of Buddhists, and others who aspire to its path of mindfulness, under the leadership of the Triratna Buddhist Order (formerly the Western Buddhist Order). It was founded by Sangharakshita in the UK in 1967, and describes itself as “an international network dedicated to communicating Buddhist truths in ways appropriate to the modern world”.  In keeping with Buddhist traditions, it also pays attention to contemporary ideas, particularly drawn from Western philosophy, psychotherapy, and art.  

Meditation is a way of becoming more aware and alive to our moment-to-moment experience. All its effects, from simple relaxation to spiritual insight follow from that. In the short term, meditation is an antidote to stress, a means of becoming calmer and more self-possessed; in the long term, it is a tool with which we can transform ourselves fundamentally.

With consistent effort and regular practice, we begin to free ourselves from the limitations of habit. In meditation, we learn not to react habitually to our experience, but to respond creatively and with awareness.

All meditation and yoga practices are a vehicle to help you move from one state of awareness to another.  The wise do not get ‘attached’ to their practice or become ‘egotistical’ about their achievements.

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