The orientation and mood of the school for meditation is to include
all meditations, all religions, all people. There is no one meditation
or technique better or more powerful then the next.
Our meditation curriculum teaches a two part approach to going within
that places emphasis on helping the meditation student overcome discouragement
The lessons begin with a pre-meditation
clearing that includes releasing tensions and emotions from the day, as
well as a way to quiet your thoughts so you are less distracted by your mind
when you meditate. This helps you become open, focused, and ready to be guided
from within when you meditate. It prepares you for using the next lessons that
help you learn to trust an inner pull that does not come from you mind, but
comes from your deeper soul part when you meditate.
One benefit of our approach at the school for meditation is that you can use the pre-meditation clearing in conjunction with
other forms of meditation, which is one reason our training is very good for
meditation instructors that are looking for continued education or
Beneath our personalities and our minds, a deeper part within
us seeks a greater sense of inter-relatedness and connection. Life is one thing after another, and
our attentions are most always on things that are outside of us. Then we get
curious and we start wanting to know what more there is than, things. We
eventually find our way to meditation.
We know deep down that there
is more going on within us, and with life itself than meets the eye. We yearn
to be moved, to be touched, to be graced with a deeper connection to spirit,
and to something more profound than all of the thoughts and actions that define
who we think we are.
We know that if we want to connect more to the true reality that is,
then we need to interrupt the chain of doing and thinking that we live in most
of the time. Meditation slows us down enough to find that which we seek, yet
too often people give up on their meditation practice because of some basic
misunderstandings about going within and discouragement about the practice
producing results. Meditation has many faces and is more encompassing of purpose
than we commonly think. It can be a practice to relax or a way to
enlightenment, and most people if they have any trouble at all with meditation
say the following;
“I can’t find the time”,
“I can’t quiet my mind or
“I follow the instructions but nothing happens.”
At the school for meditation we like to support you to not stop or slow down when encountering the multitude of obstacles that arise in your meditations. We believe everyone can succeed in the practice of going within!
My name is Rose. I have lived out of a
suitcase for the last 25 years. Not because I was homeless. I was on a
journey around the world looking for Home. Home of the truth, the love
and feeling of belonging, fulfillment and connection that I know was
inside of me but could only feel short moments in time and then for it
to disappear again.
This drove me crazy. So much so, that I was not going
to stop till I could stay in the love and light..."I wanted the whole
"lot", whatever it took".
Along that journey there were two things that crossed my path that I am
tremendously grateful for to this day and led me to a life of daily
meditation and communion.
1. I was 29 years old. It was a rainy evening. I had nothing better to do so I went to a lecture at the Holiday-Inn hotel. This lecture was about ultimate spiritual freedom. Her name was Kalindi. She is a modern-day master. She beckoned all of the people there to join her for a 10-day Intensive. And she promised it would be "everything" we have been waiting for. She talked about God a lot which pushed my buttons right, left and center. But something inside of me whispered: "I have to go do this thing".
Within 2 weeks I hopped on a plane to San Diego and joined Kalindi for this Intensive with 11 fellow participants. read more...
Hi, my name is Ian. I am Rose's life partner and co-founder of the school for meditation. We live in Andalusia, Spain where we are building a meditation retreat called the "Secret Garden". You could say that this is the "home on earth" for the school for meditation, besides it being online available to the whole world.
As this world seems to become more and more crazier with the day our goal is to create a self sustaining farm and offer people to be part of it by visiting the retreat and/or participating in one of the meditation retreats being offered.
Personally, I am putting my heart and soul in this retreat and the school for meditation. I deeply
dislike the illusion; the lies, the deceit and the things done in the
name of truth but are born in untruth. I am passionate about meditation
because for me IT IS the way out of the illusion. It is in my
meditations where I find ways to let go and fill myself with the energy,
love and presence to God - my savior, which I have come to know to be The Way.
One of the quotes from Gourasana close to my heart:
The only way out of the illusion
is to fill yourself with the presence of God
"I am looking forward to meet you at the school for meditation or maybe welcome you someday in the Secret Garden.
Until then....I wish you all the best on your journeys within."
read more of Rose's story...
...These other participants had a lot going for them in their lives...so I thought, I am in the right place.
Kalindi, thank God, was relentless. She said: "Do you want the truth and
nothing but the truth?...meaning Truth with the capital "T"?" I said
yes before my fear was grabbing hold in my throat and the roller coaster
To get to the heart of the matter; Kalindi shed light on
many of the areas where I was not in the truth, not connected, I guess
you could say in darkness. The main challenge for me was how I was
confronted with the endless spiritual concepts and beliefs I had taken
on, in the last 10 years of being a spiritual seeker.
guided through a dark tunnel, the one I knew I have been avoiding for so
long. And at the end of the tunnel was light. A light that I know I
have been longing for...for lifetimes.
2. As I moved towards that
Light...to my greatest surprise, I ended up at the feet of my
Father...our heavenly Father, not my earthly father. It was the most
perfect, beautiful and complete love I had ever experienced. I trusted
and wanted more so I crawled up in His lap. I stayed in His lap for a
time that felt like eternity.
After this experience I dropped on
my knees and heard myself say;" Oh my God!"...Kalindi looked at me with
eyes of unconditional love and knodded her head. She told me to stay
quiet, close my eyes and savor it, cherish it; "this is yours and no one
else's - you worked hard for it."
I remember my mind was startled
as I was not looking for God. I had so many feelings about God. It took
me some years after that to understand that most of the feelings of not
wanting to name God with God is because of what the world has done in
the name of God and to God.
Kalindi has been my spiritual teacher
and master for the last 22 years as I continued my journey into the
greatest mystery's of God. Her beckoning never ceased:
Come into the Light
Stay in the Light
has been and continues to the be the daily, main and chief ingredient
of my journey into to the light and to come to a place where I am able
to stay in the Light.
In order to find the greatest benefits
possible in my meditation work I had to also become of the many concepts
and beliefs I had about going within and the transformational movement.
website is me, and my friends that I have gotten to know along the way,
sharing this journey with you and all the things I have learned about
Because through and in meditation you can tap into a power that can:
- Transform you
- Heal you
- Connect you to your True Self
- Connect you to God...or however you like to name the Source
- Free you of all the things that are binding you
- Give you all the answers you need and you are looking for
- Fill you so you can fulfill your life purpose
I named this site school for meditation, because this is how I would like a school to feel like in this world; Open, simple, professional and completely focused on people. People that want to learn, share, give and have the desire to be the change in this world.
Go within and make a difference!
"I am looking forward to getting to know you and walk our journeys together!"