As of July 2016, I am delighted to now be an authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation as taught by Blue Throat Yoga! I am now offering individual meditation instruction in Berkeley, California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is Neelakantha Meditation?
Neelakantha Meditation is a transformative and life-supporting practice that is easy to learn and do. It is governed by the principle of effortlessness. It is not a practice of controlling your mind, but a means of naturally, easefully turning your attention inwards to connect with your deepest self.
When practiced regularly over time, Neelakantha Meditation transforms the practitioner on the deepest levels. Because it works so deeply, it has the potential to help you release long-held patterns. Like cleaning the lenses of one’s eyeglasses, it clarifies the instrument through which you experience the world—your own experiencing self—so that you can see yourself and the world around you more clearly.
Neelakantha Meditation is a practice that is specifically designed to fit into and support the lives of householders. So, you don’t need to become a monk, and you don’t need to get rid of your belongings or your worldly goals and concerns. It’s not about rejecting the world, but about engaging with it on a deeper level, which results in appreciating the world more fully and acting in it more effectively.