What Is A Chakra Meditation?

चक्र chakra (wheel/circle) Chakra Meditation Definition A chakra balancing meditation is an ancient spiritual practice focusing on one or more of the subtle body areas – the chakras. The chakras are energetic discs located within various parts of the body – you can think of them as “energy hotspots.”  Keeping them balanced through chakra-balancing meditations … Read more

What Is A Bodhisattva?

बोधिसत्त्व Bodhi (enlightenment) + Sattva (being) Bodhisattva Definition Within Buddhism a bodhisattva is an ordinary person who has chosen to walk the path of the Buddha – towards bodhi or awakening. A bodhisattva is a person dedicated to “their own awakening to the benefit of all others.” There are some famous bodhisattvas but anyone can … Read more

What Is Japa?

जप Japa (the repetition of mantras) Japa definition Japa is the repetition of a word or phrase, this may be in the form of a mantra. Japa mantra is usually recited in Sanskrit. It is common for japa mantras to be repeated 108 times, an auspicious number in yogic traditions. Mala beads made from 108 … Read more

What Is Vipassana?

विपस्सना Vipassanā (insight) Vipassana Definition Vipassana is a type of meditation which is different to other styles because it does not have a point of focus except for the turning of the mind. Passana can be translated as perceiving. When put together with Vi the meaning roughly translates to “in a special way”. Vipassana is often … Read more

What Is The Maha Mantra?

महामंत्र: Mahamantra (great mantra) Maha Mantra Definition Also known as the Hare Krishna Mantra, the Maha Mantra is regarded as the ‘great’ mantra mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad. It goes as follows: Hare Krishna, Hare KrishnaKrishna Krishna, Hare HareHare Rama, Hare RamaRama Rama, Hare Hare Maha mantra deep dive A hugely significant mantra, its chanting … Read more