Meditation is simple and gentle
“Meditation is what makes any individual steady, peaceful and capable, because he finds his way to the Self, which is limitless, and holds all the treasury which the world is aware of.”
Maharaja Shri Shantananda Saraswati
Meditation has the power to cultivate inner stillness and peace within any man or woman, and to help them discover unity behind and through diversity.
After several terms of study in the School all philosophy students are invited to take up meditation and taught how to make it a daily practice.
A simple method of mantra-based meditation is used, designed to be of practical value in everyday life. A single word or sound is repeated gently in the mind for two periods each day while sitting on a chair in some quiet place. This involves no physical contortions, chanting or complex mental procedures.
Those practising this form of meditation find it gradually brings about inner peace, harmony and clarity of mind. It also releases finer energy for practical use in daily life.
Meditation does not replace philosophical study in the School. Rather, it enhances the student’s capacity to explore more deeply, in direct experience, the principles of practical philosophy the School espouses.
See some video clips of people studying in the School talking about meditation.
Read some Q&A’s on meditation as it is practised in the School.
NB The quotations used on the meditation pages are a mixture of external and historical references, and quotations provided both by students in the School and members of the School of Meditation in London