The Brampton Meditation Centre
The Brampton Meditation Centre has been part of the Brampton community for the last 14 years and has served over 5,600 students with its Introductory meditation course. The courses are provided without charge as a free service to the community. The centre is staffed by volunteers who have themselves personally benefited from the teachings of the centre and have generously offered their time and contributions to make this service available to the public.
We teach a practical method of meditation that facilitates self-empowerment and self-transformation on the basis of highly empowered awareness and the realization of the power and positive potential of one’s mind and that one’s true spiritual nature is virtuous, positive, and powerful. The teachings offers a deep and insightful understanding of ourselves, our values, our strengths and of course our tendencies toward self-sabotaging behavior patterns.
We are committed to supporting spiritual development and personal growth through self-introspection and personal transformation with the greater goal of making this world a healthier, more positive, and respectful experience for all human beings. The centre instructs individuals to find the best in themselves and others, manifest virtue in relationships, transform negativity and discover the inner courage, determination to face and overcome obstacles so that individuals can improve their quality of life.
Students are drawn from all walks of life, religions, ethnicities, genders, and cultures but come to recognize the intrinsic universal spiritual nature that unites us all as one world family.
For a list of topics taken up in the introductory course contents please see our course description on the Course Sign Up page.
Raja Yoga Meditation
Raja Yoga Meditation is a method of relaxing, refreshing and clearing the mind and heart. It helps you look inside to rediscover and reconnect with your original, spiritual essence.
Meditation enables an integration of your spiritual identity with the social and physical realities around you, restoring a functional and healthy balance between your inner and outer worlds.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
The word ‘meditation’ broadly describes different uses of the mind, from contemplation to concentration to reflection. It is a healing or returning to wholeness involving the use of thoughts with benefits being experienced on an emotional, mental and physiological level.
The healing process of meditation begins with the direction of personal attention inwards and away from all external events and distractions.
Meditation slows down the electrical energy of the brain and the metabolism of the body. Muscular tension is reduced, blood pressure drops, and heart and breathing rates slow down. Where tension and anxiety have made the mind and body become agitated, meditation has proven to be a good method to experience relaxation and tranquility which strengthen immune system response.
Thought for the day:
The root of suffering is attachment. You have created a space in your mind that holds a person or object as part of you. When that person or object is criticized, neglected or not with you, you feel pain in your mind and you experience a sense of loss. If you want to be happy, you must learn to love and appreciate while remaining independent.