An Introduction to Dhyana Yoga with Keith ap Owen
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About The Event
Dhyana (Sanskrit) Yoga, is an ancient refined technique of contemplation and méditation constituting an important part of the self-knowledge process. The term is used here to differentiate it from other forms of meditations such as Mindfulness.
The term “dhyana” originated in the Vedic tradition of India in the early Upanishads, subsequently finding its way into later sources including, Buddhism, Jainism and Patanjali's Yoga sutras.
Keith ap Owen learnt and began practicing Dhyana Yoga techniques from his late teens. In 1963 he became friends with Khen Ratcliffe (founder of Tan-y-Garth Hall) with whom he began to collaborate. From 1997, with Khen’s encouragement, Keith started teaching these techniques under the auspices of The Sunbury Yoga and Hermeneutic Society, with whom we delighted to collaborate in making this introduction to the work available.
There is no fixed charge for this event but prior booking via our website is essential. Donations are invited. The suggested amount is £50 for the full six weeks but donations of whatever amount are gratefully accepted. Non-payment does not exclude attendance. Most of the donations will go to the Tan-y-Garth Hall Emergency Appeal with the remainder being shared with the Sunbury Yoga and Hermeneutic Society to help cover its costs.
Please book your place online via this listing.
Payment can be made in the following ways
1. Direct to our our Emergency Appeal fund using the link on the home page of this site.
2. Bank transfer to our bank account; Sort Code: 30:96:33, Acc. No: 00219 531, Acc Name: IHS, Ref: "Dhyana"
3. Cheque payable to IHS by post to: Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat, Pontfadog, Llangollen, LL20 7AS
To participate in the sessions you will need to have Zoom video set up to run on your computer or mobile device.
Log in details will be sent to you by e-mail prior to the first session.
The first three sessions will last for one hour each, with the last three extending to two hours. During the sessions you will be asked to lie on your back in the Corpse pose, Savasana, probably the most widely used of all the poses. In contemporary times it is often employed in readying the body for hatha yoga exercises and as a recovery pose at the end of an exercise session. It is also used to learn how to achieve and hold deep states of relaxation essential for the art of meditation.
A mat is not necessary but two blankets or single duvets are recommended, or a combination of both. One to lay on the other to cover yourself.
In the early stages meditation is done in Savasana, and later in an upright sitting position, where a straight-back chair, such as dining chair, or stool are recommended.
Always wear comfortable loose clothing appropriate for the season.
Avoid eating large meals at least two hours prior to the session.
The Meditation Narratives and Self-Healing techniques are not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Its sole intention is to inform and make known the ancient techniques to those that are interested in their practice. Please consult a doctor or a qualified health professional should a need in your life for one be indicated.
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