Meditation and Centering Prayer – a simple yet profound practice for those of all faiths and none
Life today brings huge challenges – economic, social, relationship and psychological – and so many of us are looking for ways to stay steady in the face of seemingly never-ending and rapid change. A meditation practice can help us develop the inner resources needed needed to live well in uncertain times.
We offer an advanced meditation practice for people of all backgrounds, beliefs and experience. Kriya Meditation is an ancient practice created to support the development of the whole being: mind, body and spirit. It will enable you to deepen your patience, intuition, concentration, unconditional love and joy, and help you to develop your inner peace. With focused, sustained practice you will become more dynamic, discerning and have increasing personal mastery over all aspects of your life.
The word ‘Kriya’ simply means ‘to do’ the practice with focus and self-love, and our Kriya Yoga Meditation training incorporates many different forms of Kriya practice including meditation techniques and breathing exercises to support you in your daily life. Whilst these have been tried and tested over many eons, they are perfect for our needs today.
Centering Prayer originates from the Desert Mothers and Fathers in the 3rd Century. They withdrew from everyday life to discover the meaning of life and death. This training has evolved to be used by both advanced meditators and beginners, and is now used from spiritual and secular perspectives.
Taught by highly experienced teachers, our sessions will give you the time and space to learn, assimilate and release old negative conditioning and fears which you may have, so that you emerge more truly yourself and ready for the challenges and adventure of the present and the future.
Why come to Open Pathway
In our experience, joining us at Open Pathway to Peace will give you a great opportunity to relax, release and let go along with other like-minded people whilst learning and assimilating the Meditation practices.
Our food is vegetarian/vegan and lovingly cooked in our kitchen ~ we will cater for any special diets as you require.
There are over three acres of gardens to enjoy, and the bedrooms are cosy and comfortable. There is a heated indoor swimming pool and log fires in winter. There are many country walks from our grounds and you can take a Yoga or Bones for Life class whilst you are with us if you wish.
This course can be taken over five days, or over two weekends. We also run a 2 day Refresher course. Please ask to speak to us about what would suit you best.
For those who are unable to attend Open Pathway, the course can also be taken online. If the dates on the programme are not possible for you, please ask for alternatives.
Testimonials from students:
“I can honestly say that Kriya Meditation has given me an incredible foundation for my life, supported me through some emotionally testing time and helped me to develop my intuition for my work as a Progressive Counsellor. It is a gift that brings such depth and richness to all life’s experiences.” M. from Spain
“Kriya Meditation has given me a better quality of life and enabled me to more of ‘who I really am'”. S. from North Wales
“A huge thank you for everything you did to make the Kriya Meditation Course I attended so enjoyable. I had a lovely time, learnt so much and loved the feeling of support being at Open Pathway gives me. I am enjoying meditating regularly and life seems clearer and calmer.” JM from Somerset.
” I give my thanks to you and your Teachers for the Kriya Meditation Course which I attended. A message of appreciation for your ongoing work and the knowledge you have passed on, also the warmth and kindness from everyone at Open Pathway” PW from Somerset