Ahimsa and Truth meditation
Meditation Series in Honor of Mahatma Gandhi
Sundays, 8:00-9:00am- Sep 26 to Oct 24, 2021
Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा) ahiṃsā, lit. ‘nonviolence
Satya, (Sanskrit: सत्य) satyá, true; truth, reality).
Satyagraha (Sanskrit: सत्याग्रह; satya: “truth”,
āgraha: “insistence” or “holding firmly to”
“Ahimsa and Truth are so intertwined that it is practically impossible to
disentangle and separate them. They are like the two sides of a coin, or
rather a smooth unstamped metallic disc.
Who can say which is the
obverse and which the reverse?
Nevertheless, ahimsa is the means;
Truth is the end.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
In honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd Birth Anniversary on October 2nd we will embark on a five – week journey of non-violence and truth. This is the practice of the peaceful warrior path, inspired by Gandhi’s fierce commitment to Satyagraha (holding to truth). This is an invitation to develop clarity of mind, conviction of spirit, and arrive at powerful insights to support you in your own journey of ahimsa and sacred service.
We will practice a style of meditation called “reflection meditation” which focuses on cultivating deep inquiry and contemplation. Each week we will begin practice with a short reading and quote from the Gandhi and Non-violence Discovery Cards. This 43-card deck was developed by educators at the M.K. Gandhi Institute in collaboration with the 5th grandson of Gandhi, Dr. Arun Ghandi.
Following the reading we will sit for 30 minutes of stillness in deep inquiry based on different tenants of non-violence and truth.
This offering is for all levels of practice, beginners are welcome!
”Nonviolence in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. It
does not mean meek submission to the will of the evil-doer, but it means
pitting of one’s whole soul against the will of the tyrant. Working under
this law of our being, it is possible for a single individual to defy the
whole might of an unjust empire to save his honor, his religion, his soul,
and lay the foundation for that empire’s fall or its regeneration.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
PLEASE NOTE: In order to continue to offer in-person classes, Still & Moving Center will require all in-person students to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48-hours of the date of visit to the studio. Please bring your vaccine card (photocopy or photo are also acceptable) or negative test result with you to verify with the front desk prior to your next in-person class. Verification of vaccine status will be noted so that you will only need to show your vaccine card once. We will not store a visual record of your personal information.
The vaccination or testing requirement is only one part of helping keep our community safe and healthy. All other protocols still stand: You will be temperature checked and expected to maintain masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing at all times. Please bring your own yoga mat and props if possible (rentals available). If you have symptoms of COVID 19, please refrain from attending.
Miku is deeply passionate about living in harmony with the self, others and all beings. She truly believes that each one of us contains the seeds of wisdom for the universe and the true purpose of being a teacher is to help guide each person to access the wisdom they already hold within themselves.
An experienced meditation practitioner and circle facilitator, Miku was raised in a mindfulness tradition and has trained with Dr. Eric Carroll at the Center for Vibrant Living for the past 7 years. She has guided weekly meditation, movement, and community dialogue circles since 2013 and facilitated a number of workshops in the greater Seattle area over the years most recently including Soulshine, Songaia, and Star Community. She has also presented mindfulness, yoga, and movement offerings at festivals and gatherings such as Beloved, Flowstate and the Northwest Permaculture Convergence.
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