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The power of longer, deeper and slower meditation

In one of my recent meditation sessions for a Sahaja Online audience, I decided to share a routine I try and follow a few times a week.

A surprising number of attendees from my session got back to me, stating how their experience was truly unique and how they experienced a rare, deep silence during their meditation using this approach.

In short, the approach is the antithesis of the fast-paced, busy, rushed world and lives we experience today. Every once in a while, I make a deliberate attempt to simulate the relaxed lives of people 50 or 100 years ago. These people had plenty of time, not a lot of pressure and most important of all, their lives were incredibly uncomplicated. There weren’t phones, the internet or television and they spent a lot of time with nature. Clearly, their attention was a lot less stressed and busy, unlike ours.

by Shankar Ramani

How Meditation Heals Relationships

Can you imagine being able to appoint someone or use a tool to magically mend your relationships? That seemingly arrogant and uncompromising boss of yours comes around and apologizes for being hard on you and says that you can have more time to complete what he or she asked for.


Your friend from many years ago tells you that it was a misunderstanding after all and she’s realized how much she has missed you after all. Or even better, your teenage daughter agrees to listen to your advice instead of saying you’re out of touch with her times.


This isn’t magic, a lot of is a reality that’s happened to many Sahaja practitioners. In my own stint of more than 20 years with Sahaja meditation, a lot of automatic relationship healing has happened, sometimes even more dramatically than the above situations.

by Shankar Ramani

Is Your Meditation Merely Skimming the Surface

Meditation is almost a fad these days. Just about anyone is offering a new technique or method for just about any application. And while there certainly are good meditation techniques out there, sometimes they miss the mark. For instance, the NY Times recently published an article titled “How to be Mindful at a Wedding.” Have we forgotten how to enjoy a wedding? Do we really need a new meditation technique to do so?


And then there are the spa-like meditation offerings, promising rejuvenation, pampering, and relaxation. Is that really all there is? Can meditation really be defined so simply? Or, are these types of meditation merely skimming the surface?

by Shankar Ramani