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I am very pleased to be announcing that on the 8th of October I (Nathan) will be starting a new meditation group in Oakham. This group is open to anyone of any age  with or without meditation experience, you will not need to sit or lay down in any unusual positions the meditations will be carried out whilst seated!

When and where will this be taking place?

Monday nights from 19:30 to 21:00 commencing October the 8th (currently booked for 8 consecutive Mondays)

It will be taking place in a lovely little hall on Gaol Street. (near the Elephant room and Tesco).

Quaker Meeting House
Gaol Street
OAKHAM
LE15 6AQ
Cost £4 per week or £3 concessions. (if you would like to attend and this is unattainable  then please contact me)
These sessions will be heavily weighted towards the practical side of meditating, we will practice more traditional disciplined meditations as well as guided inspiring visualizations and breathing exercises, our goal will be to relax, to enjoy and to gain better control and understanding of ourselves.
There are limited spaces for this group so if you would like to attend and avoid disappointment please contact me and reserve your space.
Tel :- 07879688464
email :- nathan@rutlandsanctuary.co.uk
Why Should I meditate?…Because Bruce Lee says so that’s why!
Meditation has benefited me in so many ways where the physical and mental benefits are widely accepted and reported the biggest effect that it has had on me is inspiration and motivation, its hard for me to put into words that do it justice but luckily many great people have walked this path and here are some of their words……
We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. –Alan Watts
Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. –Eknath Easwaran
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. –Ani Pema Chodron
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. –Buddha
Meditation gives us peace of mind without a tranquilizer. And unlike a tranquilizer, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart. –Sri Chinmoy
The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime. –Sogyal Rinpoche

Whenever you try to exert control over the natural ebb and flow of life, you end up either frustrated or disappointed because it can’t be controlled. Whenever you apply effort to trying to relax and slow down, you produce the opposite effect. Whenever you try to dictate the outcome of your meditation you negate its most wondrous benefit the pleasure of simply being.- Paul Wilson the quiet

Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence; your beauty is enhanced; your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking.

Mata Amritanandamay

What the doctors and scientists say

Physical and health benefits of meditation

As meditation has become more well-known in the West, scientists have begun to quantify its physical benefits in hundreds of studies.

Significant benefits have been found for many health conditions, including heart disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure, insomnia, chronic pain, cancer, and immunity. Because meditation is a low-cost intervention with no side-effects, it shows promise for relief of a wide range of societal and health problems.

• In a study of health insurance statistics, meditators had 87% fewer hospitalizations for heart disease, 55% fewer for benign and malignant tumors, and 30% fewer for infectious diseases. The meditators had more than 50% fewer doctor visits than did non-meditators.(1)

• Meditation lowers blood pressure to levels comparable to prescription drugs for those who are normal to moderately hypertensive.(2)

• Meditation increases circulation in beginning meditators by 30%, and in experienced meditators by as much as 65%.(3)

• Meditation has endorsed by the NIH as effective for the relief of chronic pain. Chronic pain sufferers experience a reduction in symptoms of 50% or more.(4)

• 75% of long-term insomniacs who have been trained in relaxation, meditation, and simple lifestyle changes can fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed.(5)

• Meditation reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics.(6)

• A group of inner-city residents suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, diabetes and hypertension were trained in meditation. They experienced a 50% reduction in overall psychiatric symptoms, a 70% decrease in anxiety, and a 44% reduction in medical symptoms.(7)


So don’t take my word for it take theirs! What I can say is that If you practise regularly, the benefits of meditation will promote a sense of calm and control, you’ll feel far more relaxed and happy. Your ability to concentrate will be greater. You won’t become stressed about things and you’ll feel more peaceful and relaxed about everything. One of the greatest benefits of meditation is learning to go with the flow and things that used to irritate you before simply become insignificant.

Currently Liz and myself ( Nathan ) are interested and motivated by something we refer to as clearing. I have been fascinated recently by physical clearing ( detox ) using Zeolite powder as a chellator ( heavy metal and toxin remover ) and removing poisons such as Aspartame and MSG from my diet, I am now reinforcing this by taking krill oil and Reishi mushroom extract and meditating on a regular basis.

Liz is equally as fascinated but by spiritual clearing, looking deep inside oneself  to understand your problems/burdens better! This ranges from meditation and introspection to spirit releasment therapy which involves a process similar to regression.

We both believe that a person has Physical Mental and Spiritual health all three aspects affect each other for example depression manifests physical aches and weariness so all three should be addressed in order to be completely well.

We are in the early stages of planning a course whereby we can teach the reasons and methods that make clearing one of the strongest and most exciting healing processes that we have encountered.

If you are interested or have any questions please comment, thank you.