Yantra Meditation
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.


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