Perfected Master Meditation
On-line Instruction with Charles
technique uses a visualization to help students (even first time meditators)
to experience profound meditative experiences. Students should maintain
control of the process, and feel free to customize or adjust the exercise
in whatever way feels right and works for them.
note that this visualization is included in Charles' CD, "Visualizations
for Meditation" which is available on-line at CDBaby.com
Sit comfortably as
if for meditation. Close your eyes. Visualize yourself in a cave.... Find
your way out of the cave and discover yourself on a path with a hill to
your right, and a valley to your left.... Follow the path to where it
crosses a stream below a waterfall.Pause
and relax as you look around....
Continue along the
path till it ends in front of a closed door in a high wall stretching
as far as you can see in both directions.... Open the door, if it is locked
you will find a key under a rock by your right foot. As you pass through
the door, you find yourself in the perfect meditation garden. As you door
closes behind you, it shuts out the world.
Walk around and explore
the garden. Is it a water garden? a bamboo garden? a Japanese moss garden?
a formal European garden? Does it have wind chimes? rocks? gravel? When
you find the perfect place to meditate, you turn your back on the space,
and when you turn around again, you find someone else is already there,
deep in meditation. It is a perfected master (or your higher spiritual
self or just a cushion waiting for you to sit on it).... Look at this
perfected master, and notice their posture, their face, their breathing,
the effortless calm and serenity surrounding them.... Now move around
to stand behind the Meditator, and then, on a count of 3, enter their
body, as if it were your own.... Immerse yourself in their ongoing meditation....
Feel the garden around you with a certainty, that if you were to open
your eyes, you would find yourself surrounded by that garden.... Notice
how the garden helps to support your meditation. Sit quietly for 5 - 45
When you are finished
meditating, take a moment to visualize leaving the garden and returning
to your body. Then take a few moments to stretch and release any tension.
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