Living Meditations

Meditation on Heart Peace

Written by Ekras Gorakh

We can find joy and peace anywhere. This meditation is the one with the center filled with peace. You’ll need to find a quiet place to sit comfortably. I’ll ask you to chant aloud, so be sure you can do it without being concerned. The sitting is 25 minutes.

This tantra technique begins with relaxing the body to find the center filled with peace, and then watching as the peace expands to fill your body. This is a very simple method with miraculous results, but may take a couple of sittings to fully understand. In this sitting, I will give you step by step instructions to help guide you along. There is some more information about the technique at the end, if you’re interested.

I will refer to the heart center. This is not the physical heart, but the energy center at the middle of the chest, the bottom of the ribcage and above the abdomen. This is the location of the heart chakra, and in this sitting we will locate this center and expand out from it. If you want, right now, you can touch the heart center gently with your fingers to see where it feels before we begin.

Tantra meditation is not about any thought in particular. In fact, it’s not about any thought at all. So, while I’m going to use words to give instructions, try to follow along by understanding the intention.

This technique is based on an ancient tantra technique that’s described in the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, and ancient tantra text. In Paul Reps’ 1957 book, Zen Flesh Zen Bones, this sutra is translated by Lakshmanjoo into English as “In an easy position, gradually pervade an area between the armpits into great peace“.

The purpose of our Living Meditations project is to create meditations that everyday professionals and householders can weave into their daily schedule. These ten-to-thirty minute meditations can be dropped into the schedule like a spoonful of sugar into a jug filled to the brim with water, adding to the flavor without spilling over an already filled space.

Click the link below to start guided Meditation on Heart Peace.

About the author

Ekras Gorakh

Ekras Gorakh is a software executive and a yoga-meditation teacher living in San Francisco, CA.

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