Integrating Self-Awareness and Meditation in Daily Life
During these changing and turbulent times we are being invited to live a more conscious and loving life. We are being called to go within to connect with our own wisdom; our own light to illuminate the way forward.
Let your heart, mind and body be expanded in the light of true freedom.
When the Covid pandemic hit and the world closed its borders, Shikhaa and her husband found refuge here at Wisteria Acres. As a 35-year resident of India, immersed in a yogic lifestyle of meditation and Satsang (Self knowledge), Shikhaa is sharing this ancient knowledge in this meditation series. A rare opportunity to cultivate ones own inner light with a modern spiritual teacher.
ABOUT SHIKHAA – a modern spiritual teacher
Shikhaa is a guiding light to all who wish for freedom from the mind’s limited view.
Having imbibed teachings from the Vedic tradition of non-dualism (Advaita Vedanta) she is a modern spiritual teacher who shares this ancient knowledge in a relevant and accessible format.
Shikhaa is a living example of what she teaches. Join her to meditate and integrate healthy thinking in order to live a conscious and loving life.
“Meditation is natural and allows the revelation of your true and ever-free Self to unfold. There are no steps, no stages, no attaining, no striving, no labels, no dogmas.” — Shikhaa
Join Shikhaa to share in meditation, Pranayam (Conscious Breathing), Satsang (Self-enquiry) and Kirtan (singing simple Sanskrit mantras).
Shikhaa’s guided meditation leads the mind directly to the ever-present awareness, free from identification with the troubles of the thinking mind. After meditating with Shikhaa, one is able to effortlessly and joyfully integrate meditation in their daily lives and witness the upliftment of their well-being.
PRANAYAM (Conscious Breathing Practice)
When you live in a fast-paced and pressured environment, you need to make time to consciously rest and relax. Shikhaa has customized four simple breathing exercises, derived from traditional breathing practices, to help balance, ground and relax an overloaded and misaligned nervous system.
Shikhaa’s simple and innovative breathing program can be completed in a few minutes – perfect for adapting to a busy lifestyle – or extended for longer periods to deepen your meditation practice. “Pranayam is one of the great gifts from the ancient yogis who realised peace, love, truth and harmony in their lives, and who, through mastering the pran (subtle energy) could live in a blessed state of Being.” –Shikhaa
SATSANG (Self Enquiry)
Satsang ignites the enquiry into life’s deeper purpose, based on non-dual teachings (Advaita Vedanta) by way of discussion, contemplation, meditation and techniques how to apply wisdom in action.
Shikhaa teaches in the spirit of spontaneity. Using every-day examples, her satsang cultivates freedom from the mind’s limited perspective and opens our potential to live an integrated and fulfilled life. “Satsang and meditation are like two wings of a bird; in unison they turn the attention of the mind to rediscover our true nature – ever-present, ever-lit, ever-free.” –Shikhaa
KIRTAN (Singing simple Sanskrit mantra)
Kirtan is not about performing, rather it heals the past impressions that have been built in the mind due to the pressures to perform, to succeed, or to impress others.
Kirtan simply uplifts the spirit. Through the powerful resonance of the Sanskrit sounds, one’s body and mind can be transformed. At the end of the day, the program is completed with a celebration of our purpose – to live in freedom, love and joy.
There are no levels in meditation; the Wisdom of Meditation series is suitable for all. There has never been a better time to embark on this inward journey.
Due to Covid safety regulations, there is a limit of 15 participants per session. Register early to save your place.
Attend a single session or the entire series
FRIDAY EVENING SESSIONS:
To enquire (Satsang) what do we truly seek? What is Advaita Vedanta (non-dual wisdom) and how does it illumine the way to live in the awareness of freedom and love.
Techniques & Practices: Conscious breathing (Pranayam) and mantra repetition to concentrate the mind’s attention. Singing simple Sanskrit mantras (Kirtan) as a means to integrate the knowledge of joy and freedom into our direct experience.
DATES: Friday, July 3rd, 10th & 17th
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
FEE: $45 + gst each
FULL DAY RETREAT:
9:45: Meet and Greet
10:00: Pranayam & meditation
10:45: Morning tea
11:15: Satsang. Exploration in our life’s purpose, followed by a guided meditation.
12:30: Lunch time (please bring a bag lunch) followed by free time to sit or walk in the beautiful Wisteria Acres’ garden.
14:15: Q & A
15:30: Afternoon tea
16:00: Kirtan: Singing mantra and meditation
17:00 End of Day
DATES: Saturday, July 11th or Sunday, July 26th
TIME: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
FEE: $135 + gst
WHAT TO BRING: chairs will be available but we will no longer have extra cushions available so please be sure to bring everything you need to be comfortable.
:: yoga mat or meditation cushion
:: something to cover your eyes
:: bag lunch and water bottle
IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: Please read
:: in order to ensure proper physical distancing, this event is limited to just 15 participants
:: marked spaces will ensure 6′ between mats
:: soap and water, and hand sanitizer will be available
:: cloth hand-towels are now replaced with paper towels
:: high-touch surfaces are routinely disinfected
:: if you are feeling unwell/been exposed to anyone exhibiting symptoms please stay home and request a refund