Meditation in Totnes
We practice and share a number of meditation practices from a range of spiritual traditions including Hridaya Meditation. We offer silent meditation retreats and workshops, as well as 1:1 sessions. We also teach meditation in Totnes on a weekly basis at the Totnes Natural Health Centre.
Each meditation practice is shared free from dogma and on the basis of non-dual philosophy or ‘advaita vedanta’ in Sanskrit. Known as the pearl of Indian philosophy, advaita vedanta has influenced virtually all schools of Indian thought. At the core of this philosophy is the understanding that there is no separation between anyone or anything. There is a shared consciousness that lies beyond the realms of the mind and personality and this can be experienced directly through the practice of meditation.
Through consistent practice, (as well as other yogic practices), we can start to touch deeper and more subtle aspects of our being. Meditation is an experiential exploration of the fundamental questions of life – ‘Who am I?’, ‘What is this Existence?’.
- Silent Meditation Retreats
- Meditation Workshops
- 1:1 Mindfulness and Meditation sessions
“Be still, and know that I am.”
Silent Meditation Retreats
We offer silent meditation and yoga retreats across the United Kingdom.
These days dedicated to silence, are a profound journey of self reconnection.
Each retreat is fully guided by our teachers. We present the yogic philosophy underlying each meditation and offer Q&A (by way of written questions), so you can gain the best possible understanding.
We guide and supervise all meditation practices, creating safe and supportive conditions for you to go deeper into your practice.
Gentle hatha yoga sessions are provided each day to balance and invigorate the energies of the body.
Every aspect of our retreats are fully dedicated to creating the best conditions for the revelation of our true essence and the awakening of our hearts.
Throughout the retreat we will share sacred poetry and spiritual literature of saints, sages and mystics across the ages. We turn to these masters for the words that explore the greatest questions of this life and ignite the fires of our soul.
‘What you most want, what you travel around wishing to find, lose yourself as lovers lose themselves, and you’ll be that’.
‘Silence is unceasing eloquence. It is the best language. There is a state when words cease and silence prevails.’
The entire retreat, (including breaks and meals), will be conducted in silence, or ‘mauna’ as it is termed in Sanskrit.
Mauna means not only to refrain from speaking, but also from gesturing and any other kind of communication. (Urgent needs and pertinent questions can of course always be expressed in writing to the retreat leaders).
The observance of mauna is fundamental to creating the proper conditions to allow us to go deeper in our practice of meditation. Pausing social interaction allows the mental energies connected with communication to cease and be redirected to the practice of self exploration.
Training ourselves to not speak for a few days, (or even more), is a powerful way to purify the mind and develop a greater awareness of speech.
“I went to the root of things and found nothing but Him alone.”
Meditation Workshops in Totnes and South Devon
We offer workshops specifically designed to teach you all the necessary tools to start your own meditation practice.
Perfect for beginners – no prior experience required.
You will learn
- Why we meditate.
- Classical postures, as well as practical tips on how to meditate and develop a daily practice.
- Different techniques from a range of spiritual traditions – so you can see what meditation style resonates with you.
We will explore breath meditations from Tibetan Buddhism and Kashmir Shaivism.
We will also explore the realm of the Heart, through Hridaya Meditation, a unique technique inspired by the teachings of 20th century sage Ramana Maharshi.
Participants receive comprehensive guidance materials, so you can continue your practice at home.
Workshops are offered regularly in Totnes, and occasionally guest workshops across the wider UK.
‘Adam and Sabina are wonderful, insightful teachers who share from the heart. I attended one of their 2 day workshops on the fundamentals of meditation, where we were introduced to the wonders of this practice. They provided us with a friendly and nurturing space in which to learn and I hope to be a part of another workshop in the future. Thank you!’
‘I went along to the Fundamentals of Meditation workshop knowing very little about meditation and having never practiced meditation before. The workshop was very well put together, interesting and fun. Everyone was made to feel very comfortable right from the start. Strong recommendation!’
‘I had the opportunity to attend the workshop of ‘Fundamentals of Meditation’ that Adam and Sabina facilitated in Macclesfield. In a few words this was a gift of life. They gave me peace in a troubled time. They reminded me that you can’t control nothing, rather than your own mind. That life is just life, and what matters is your perception about it. That is why meditation is such an important tool, because it gives you the inner power that you will never find outside yourself.’
Mindfulness and Meditation 1:1
We offer one on one mindfulness and meditation coaching. Classes can be created completely bespoke to suit your needs.
If you are a complete beginner then we introduce you to techniques that match your needs. We will explain the philosophy and metaphysics behind the technique, so you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the origins of the mediation and why it is practiced. We will explore the meditation together and you will be provided with take home guidance, so you can continue to practice in your own time. Follow up sessions are also available and recommended.
We offer face to face in Totnes or online if you live elsewhere in the UK.