Meditation Workshop
30 Sep - 2 Oct 2023

A weekend workshop titled “Meditation Based on the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Aurobindo’s poetry and the Mother’s Prayers and Meditations” and comprising of 7-one hour sessions was conducted for 19 participants by Shri Prashant Khanna at the Ashram on three days, viz. September 30, October 1,2, 2023. During these sessions, Prashant ji passionately delved into the profound aspects of meditation, elucidating the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind this ancient practice. He elaborated on the crucial importance of articulating our thoughts and aspirations for the purpose of meditation. For the actual practice, he guided participants on harnessing the wisdom and inspiration found in passages and quotations from spiritual texts including Savitri, The Life Divine, Bhagvad Gita, Mother’s Prayers and Meditatiions and the Upanishads. These insights were shared to calm the mind, enhance focus, and intensify inspiration. Prashant ji also introduced participants to the basic concepts of Vedanta as interpreted by Sri Aurobindo.

He explained that in order to fix the mind on the Supreme, one has to make use of two instruments: clear & precise articulation of aspiration and, visualization of a symbol. Relevant materials including quotations and pictures were provided to the workshop participants as aids in striving for the lofty objective.