Meditation

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Welcome to Meditation.

Integral Yoga Institute
227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 212.929.0585 iyiny.org

Mon.–Sat. 12:15 p.m., Mon.–Thurs. 6 p.m.
Integral Yoga Institute is  closed during Meditation from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday
Please join us for our free open meditation by arriving no later than 12:10 p.m

Welcome to Meditation (Print)

We are happy to welcome you to our midday and evening meditations. We hope that the following outline will make your experience here comfortable and productive. For meditation workshops and courses, please our Calendar of Events.

  • The meditation lasts for approximately 35 minutes. Please do not come late or leave early; doing so is disruptive to
    others.
  • We begin with universal chants in both English and Sanskrit. See the chants indicated for noon and evening to follow along, if you would like.
  • We continue with breathing practices: kapalabhati (rapid abdominal breathing) and nadi suddhi (alternate-nostril breathing). Please join in if you are familiar with the practices. An “Om” signals the transition from kapalabhati to nadi suddhi.
  • Each participant finishes nadi suddhi on his or her own and begins silent meditation. We sit silently for approximately 20 minutes.
  • The silence is broken with an “Om” from the leader. We finish with more ecumenical prayers and then stand for an arati, or light ceremony, which is a salutation to the light within us all.
  • Instruction in meditation and the breathing practices is not given. If you are brand-new to meditation, we suggest that you attend one of our regular Hatha classes or a workshop in meditation to gain some insight into our process.

NOON MEDITATION

OM OM OM
Omkaaram Bindu Samyuktam
Nityam Dhyaayanti Yoginaha
Kaamadam Mokshadam Chaiva
Omkaaraaya Namo Namaha
Twameva Maata Cha Pitaa Twameva
Twameva Bandhus Cha Sakhaa Twameva
Twameva Vidya Dravinam Twameva
Twameva Sarvam Mama Devadava

OM OM OM

OM, united with the Source
On which the Yogis ever dwell,
Grants desires and liberation.
Salutations to the Omkaaram [cosmic wisdom]
Thou art my mother, my father Thou art.
Thou art my family, my friend Thou art.
Thou art my knowledge, my wealth Thou art.
Thou art my all, O Light of all Lights Thou art.

(Do three rounds of rapid abdominal breathing and then three to five minutes of alternate-nostril breathing, followed by a period of silent meditation.)

Closing Chants
OM Sarveshaam Swastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shantir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah
Sarve Bhadraani Pasyantu
Maa Kaschid Duhkha Bhaag Bhavet
Lokaa Samastaah Sukhino Bhavantu
Jai Sri Satguru Maharaj Ki!
Jai!

Auspiciousness be unto all,
Perfect peace be unto all,
Fullness be unto all,
Prosperity be unto all.
Happiness be unto all,
Perfect health be unto all,
May all see good in everyone,
May all be free from suffering.
May the entire universe be filled with Peace and Joy,
Love and Light.
May the Light of Truth overcome all darkness!
Victory to that Light!

Arati
Jyoti Jyoti Jyoti Swayam
Jyoti Jyoti Jyoti Param
Jyoti Jyoti Jyoti Arul
Jyoti Jyoti Jyoti Sivam
Vaama Jyoti Soma Jyoti
Vaana Jyoti Jnaana Jyoti
Maaha Jyoti Yoga Jyoti
Vaata Jyoti Naada Jyoti
Ema Jyoti Vyoma Jyoti
Eru Jyoti Veeru Jyoti
Eka Jyoti Eka Jyoti
Eka Jyoti Jyoti

Light, O Light of Self-Effulgence,
Light, O Light of Absoluteness,
Light, O Light of Gracefulness,
Light, O Light of Auspiciousness,
Light of Siva, Light of Moon,
Light Divine, Light of Wisdom,
Light of Heaven, Light of Yoga,
Light of Wind, Light of Sound,
Light Delight, Light of Water,
Rising Light, Vital Light.
The only Light, the only Light,
Give us Light, O Light of Lights.

EVENING MEDITATION

OM OM OM
OM Namah Sivaaya Gurave
Satchidananda Moortaye
Nishprapanchaaya Shanthaya
Niraalambaaya Tejase
OM Tryambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaan
Mrityor Moksheeya Maamritaat.
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

OM OM OM
The Guru is Auspiciousness,
Embodiment of Truth-Knowledge-Bliss.
Salutations to the One who is beyond the worlds,
Peaceful, independent, and radiant.
We worship You, All-Seeing One.
Fragrant, You nourish bounteously.
From fear of death may You cut us free,
To realize Immortality.
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti!

(Do three rounds of rapid abdominal breathing and then three to five minutes of alternate-nostril breathing, followed by a period of silent meditation.)

Closing Chants
UNIVERSAL PRAYER
O adorable Lord of mercy and love,
Salutations and prostrations unto Thee.
Thou art omnipresent,
Omnipotent, and omniscient;
Thou art Satchidananda,
Existence-Knowledge-Bliss absolute;
Thou art the indweller of all beings.
Grant us an understanding heart,
Equal vision, balanced mind,
Faith, devotion, and wisdom.
Grant us inner spiritual strength
To resist temptations

Asato Maa Sat Gamaya,
Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Maamritam Gamaya
OM Saha Naavavatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Naavadheetam Astu
Maa Vidvishaavahai
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti
Lokaa Samastaah Sukhino Bhavantu
Jai Sri Satguru Maharaj Ki!
Jai!

And to control the mind;
Free us from egoism, lust, greed,
Anger, and hatred;
Fill our hearts with Divine virtues.
Let us behold Thee
In all these names and forms.
Let us serve Thee
In all these names and forms.
Let us ever remember Thee.
Let us ever sing Thy glories.
Let Thy name be ever on our lips.
Let us abide in Thee for ever and ever.
Lead us from unreal to Real.
Lead us from darkness to the Light.
Lead us from the fear of death to knowledge of Immortality.
May God protect us,
Grant us Wisdom’s fruit.
May we gain energy to know the Truth.
May our intellects grow clear and bright.
May we cherish no ill feelings toward anyone.

OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti!
May the entire Universe be filled with Peace
And Joy, Love and Light.
May the Light of Truth overcome all darkness!
Victory to that Light!