British Meditation Society
- everything you might need, from beginner to expert
"Come - you have found your way home - enjoy and be at peace." Gururaj Ananda Yogi - founder
“Welcome home beloveds … today is a turning point in your life, in your evolution, for greater happiness and fulfilment … you have come to meditation – a pure form of yoga – to unite yourself with your Self … be free to accept and therein lies your freedom … you can discover what you are and, when you accept what you really are, nothing can ever hurt you – suffering ceases … meditation can help you liberate yourself in this way … I cannot do it for you but I will shine light and truth on your path … I am not to be worshipped; I’m just like a tube through which energy flows – you can draw on that energy or you can just leave it – I will never, ever judge you and I will never let you down … come beloveds, enjoy and be at peace … Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”
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British Meditation Society is an information bureau. For tuition, we point you to links with those who were trained by us or by Gururaj himself or his highly competent teachers.
We taught many thousands of satisfied meditators voluntarily on Gururaj’s behalf during the years 1976 to 2010 and are providing here everything Gururaj taught in the UK, including advice on meditation effectiveness and misconceptions, articles by some of his chelas (students), video extract links and lots of the most essential ingredient of all - the Teachings. The teachings are even more important than the techniques, once you are established in meditation, because they empower you to grow in stature and self-direction, leading yourself to the goal of non-suffering - known as self-realisation.
This website can be used by meditators and teachers or by browsing non-meditators. We intend to be as thorough as Guruji himself, who came from a pure lineage of spiritual masters and we intend to keep information published, refreshed and updated indefinitely through our family links, which include relatives who were close to Gururaj when they were children.
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'BE YOURSELF' is the underlying message of meditation
Self-Help Self-Love Self-Worth Self-Reliance Self-Confidence Self-Acceptance Self-Motivation Self-Determination Self-Calm Self-Assurance Self-Fearlessness Self-Assertion Self-Potential Self-Responsibility Self-Harmony Self-Improvement Self-Fulfilment Self-Radiance Self-Change Self-Excellence Self-Forgiveness Self-Power Self-Discipline Self-Supremacy Self-Kindness Self-Healing Self-Appreciation Self-Direction Self-Awareness Self-Reconditioning Self-Evolution Self-Containment Self-Expression Self-Realisation
absoluteness – acceptance – attachment – awareness – affirmations – angels – avatars – bliss – be yourself – being – bhakti – focus – change – consciousness – conscious-effort (incl. mindfulness) – contemplation – channelling – creation – dreams – death – duality – dimensions – discrimination – divinity – dharma – ego – evolution – existence – fear – focussing – fourth state – grace – guru – god – here/now – healing – health-improvement – individuality – illusion – intellect – joy – karma – kundalini – letting go – liberation – love – manifestation – maya – meditation – mergence – mindfulness (awareness & focus) – mystics – observing (oneself) – particles – patterning – peace – pranayama – predestination – progeneration – Ramakrishna – RamanaMaharshi – realisation – rebirth – relationships – samskaras(impressions) – seeker & path – self-help – self-reliance – self-responsibility – shakti – soul – spirit – subtle body – subtle-energy – suffering(removal of) – super-conscious – thoughts – transcending – time – truth – truth facing – tratak – unfoldment – unconditioning – universal-mind – visualisation – Vivekananda – yama – yoga
Photography: Firo Vasquez de Parga (bottom left)
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Extracts & Sayings
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This site replaces the 1990's style BritishMeditationSociety.org in which addresses etc. are obsolete
British Meditation Society Limited - a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England no. 02238801
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Registered Office: 17 Appleton Court Wakefield WF2 7AR