Meditation solves problems of all sizes at all levels: personal, interpersonal, neighborhood, national and global. Meditation solves problems, not by magic, but by improving perspective and permeating consciousness with understanding and wisdom. To recognize a problem, to understand its cause, to envision the remedy, to initiate appropriate action, add up to problem-solving of very high order. Meditation in the early stages of training encourages self-control of one's own personality equipment. Control of one's own speech, control of one's own emotional reactions, plus a detached view of what is going on close at hand, tends to ease interpersonal tensions and can solve many personal and daily problems.

Developing Sadhana

A key element to spiritual development and peace of mind is developing a personal sadhana, or practice. A sadhana can be any one of a number of rituals that you personally feel drawn to and are comfortable committing to on a regular basis. Sadhana, known in yoga as the “Path to Self-Realization,” is time taken each day (usually in the morning) to meditate, practice asana (yogic postures) and/or mantra. However, a personal daily sadhana needs not adhere to only these activities. Even a simple contemplative or meditative walk each day can be a sadhana ritual. The important element in whatever you are drawn to is that you are able to maintain a calm and centered state and that it is an activity or non-activity, such as sitting in meditation, where you are able to relax and surrender into the flow of the ritual that you are engaged. This desired state of being is often referred to as “no mind” where you are able to remain in a quiet state of conscious awareness regardless of the stress of daily life. In fact, this is one of the greatest benefits to developing and maintaining a strong daily sadhana.

The benefits of developing a personal sadhana are many. Here are just a few:

Quiets the mind and reduces stress
Improves mental clarity throughout the day
Decreases the movement of Vata
Improves mental focus and ability to commit
Increases productivity in the work environment
Promotes harmony in personal relationships
Deepens spiritual path -opens self-awareness
Replaces ego-self with awareness of unity-self, or oneness
Ultimate awareness of oneness connection to all beings

Ultimately, the aspirant of meditation practice is led to the point of self-inquiry. It is in this place that having the guidance of meditation instruction can enhance your journey within. At Whistler Healing Arts, we believe in guiding those interested in developing a personal sadhana and invite you to participate in a sitting meditation and mantra practice. We are also glad to educate our clients about sadhana and give support in any way we can.

Guided Meditation Sessions -  60 minutes  -  $100.00