Neelakantha Meditation is a simple practice of deep meditation that is easy to learn and to practice. It is a daily, seated, eyes-closed meditation practice that is meant for people who are engaged in the world, with responsibilities, commitments, and relationships. It is a profound and advanced, yet highly practical practice – it fits into, uplifts, and supports our daily life.
The practice of Neelakantha Meditation uses a vibratory tool, a particular type of mantra, which works with the nature of the mind to allow our awareness to pivot and begin to move in an inward direction, giving us a profound experience of our deepest selves. We begin to release the accumulated fatigue and stressfulness of life. Over time our daily meditation works to refine our preconceptions and automatic reactions that may not be serving us well in life. Because it works so deeply, it has the potential to help us release long-held negative patterns. It allows us to tap into our own already-existing deepest creativity, clarity, and wisdom.
Neelakantha Meditation does not require any particular beliefs, skill, previous study, or specific background. It is governed by the principle of effortlessness and does not involve concentration, controlling the mind, or other forms of effortful manipulation of awareness. For this reason, it is a practice that anyone can learn. Many people who have had difficulty meditating in the past are surprised at how easily and deeply they can meditate after learning Neelakantha Meditation.
The practice is powerful and profoundly effective because it works on subtle levels of our existence, bringing our awareness to dimensions of our existence of which we ordinarily remain largely unaware. Most of the time our awareness is engaged only at the surface of life, moving outward through our senses. Because Neelakantha Meditation allows our awareness to move inward, we are able to enter deep states of restfulness, to steep in a vibrant place of stillness deep within. When we come out of meditation our life is nourished and refined by the sense of fulfillment, compassion, and deeper understanding that we bring into the surface of life from the depth. We are energized and can act with greater skill and effectiveness.
Where we choose to place our attention in life matters greatly – as we know, what we focus on grows. Neelakantha Meditation is a precious daily opportunity to allow our attention to steep in the highest qualities, the deepest wisdom, of our own existence and thereby nurture the growth of those highest qualities in our daily life.
Neelakantha Meditation is profoundly experiential on a personal level. It is rooted in the evolution over millennia in India of the experiential study of the science of consciousness, which is the deeper understanding of yoga. It can be called a “technology” of consciousness which works through the natural and automatic operation of the mind and body. This practice is not based on belief. It is not about taking someone’s word for it. It’s about finding out for yourself.