When Buddha was asked “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing. However, I have lost anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, and a fear of old age and death.”EXPERIENCE HEARTFULNESS
Amongst all the stresses and strains of modern life, Heartfulness offers a simple and helpful approach to meditation and relaxation which is free and open to all, and where the emphasis is on the experience of the seeker. Heartfulness can be practised in the comfort of our home and also within a local group, with trainers available throughout the UK and Ireland.
Meditation has been practised for thousands of years and its benefits are well documented. These include a reduction in stress as well as improvements in health, concentration and focus.
When Buddha was asked “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing. However, I have lost anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, and a fear of old age and death.”
Heart-centred, not head-centred
Practising Heartfulness helps us experience the wisdom of our heart and, in doing so, we learn to let go of fear and to trust ourselves and our intuition. We can also become calmer, clearer, more effective and balanced.
Heartfulness Meditation can include the use of `Transmission’, a unique feature of the method which helps us deepen our experience of meditation and which can also amplify and accelerate our progress. Transmission can be described as a very subtle energy which has to be experienced to understand its effects but it touches our hearts and helps us to re-establish a connection with our Self.
We are a non-profit organisation with centres throughout the World and we invite you to experience Heartfulness for yourself.
What is heartfulness?
In recent years increasing attention has been given to the concept of mindfulness, both in clinical and non-clinical settings, so much so that usage of the term has now been become mainstream. But what does mindfulness actually mean? Does it include feeling? How different is a state of ‘mindfulness’ from a state of ‘heartfulness’? What role do such ideas play in the different spheres of our lives, material, moral, spiritual or otherwise?
How do we define or capture ‘heartfulness’? One possible definition is that heartfulness is a state of being where the centre or locus of control is the heart; not the physical heart as a pumping station of blood, but the ‘spiritual’ heart as the guiding principle in one’s life. So often, the intellect is less of the determining force in our personal interactions and decision-making. We ‘refer to the heart’ when deciding matters of a more personal nature – including matters that are moral or spiritual – rather than the mind.