This yantra is a visual representation of the sound of OM, and can be
experienced as a visual meditation. The sound of OM is all-inclusive-
it contains all of the vibrations in the universe. The patterns of creativity
represented by these primordial shapes express the fundamental forces
of nature, of which we are an integral part. More information about Yantra
Meditation is presented in the Creating
Health Workshop, and the Primordial
Sound Meditation class.
You may wish to read these instructions first, and then to bring your
gaze back to the image above. Enjoy!
Take a moment to gaze into the yantra, letting the different shapes and
patterns emerge naturally, allowing your eyes to be held loosely in focus.
Gaze at its center, or bindu, which represents the unity that
underlies all of the diversity of the physical world. Without moving
your eyes, begin to expand your field of vision, to include the the triangles
that surround the bindu (male and female energy), the circles outside
the triangles (the cycles of cosmic rhythms), lotus petals (the
unfolding of our understanding), the square at the outside (the
world of form), and the four T shaped portals (gateways from the
external and material world, to the internal and sacred). Continue
expanding your field of vision until you are taking in information from
greater than 180 degrees.
Next slowly reverse the process, by re-focusing on the center of the
yantra. Then close your eyes for a moment or two, and allow yourself to
see the yantra in your mind's eye, taking the imagery in at a deeper level.