Morning Meditation with Ann Mathie
Sunday 915 – 1015 | SOUL
In this meditation session we will use early Buddhist practices which are also used in some tantric and yogic traditions to prepare the mind for spontaneous samadhi or deep concentration. These practices are designed to generate relaxation, compassion, awareness and withdrawal of the senses in order to position the mind for spontaneous meditation to arise. Mastery over these techniques is attained over time through ardent effort while at the same time the aspirant lives an honest life to avoid causing harm to others and as a means to pacify mental hindrances. The context for each practice and how it is positioned on the path to awakening will be explained in the session.
Ann Mathie has been practising yoga and meditation for the past 20 years, exploring practices in the Tantric, Yogic and Buddhist field. With a Masters in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS University, Ann gives regular talks on the knowledge produced by the insights from mediation masters throughout history. Her research focuses on the experiences of advanced Buddhist mediators on the path to enlightenment as well as phenomenological research on the spontaneous Kuṇḍalinī experience. Her mission is to work towards building a world free from a limited view of our human potential and to explore methods that alleviate psychological suffering.