The Lamma Meditation Society

Presenting recordings of our weekly Meditation and Music series, live from Lamma Island, Hong Kong

S.O.S. Yoga for the Mind, Body and Spirit #1

January 3rd, 2019

Yoga means Unity. Unity of the Mind, Body and Soul.

Combining ancient principles of Yoga with new age approach to Self Healing, S O S creates a platform for individual growth and transformation.

This Yoga practice, designed for Intermediate and Beginner Yogis is set to original music by Ola and Farley Sangels.

S O S explores the connection of Music and Energy Work of different types.

This is their first completed audio release.

For more on S.O.S. please visit www.lammastudios.space

Sa Ta Na Ma 6 Minute Mantra Practice (Music Only)

June 4th, 2018

The Lamma Meditation Society is pleased to present this new mantra meditation, a short practice of the Kundalini mantra “Sa Ta Na Ma”, in collaboration with Nature Yoga Hong Kong with teacher Brenda Pang and musician DJ Josué. Thanks also to our good friend Pragnya Wakhlu for her vocal help on this track.

We have released two versions of the practice: one with instructions in Cantonese by Brenda followed by the practice and one with music only. There will also be a video forthcoming.

The practice begins with 3 preparatory chants of “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” , which means something like: "I bow to the All-That-Is, I bow to the Divine Wisdom inside myself". This mantra is sung at the beginning of every Kundalini practice and serves to connect us to our inner guru and the lineage of gurus from the Kundalini tradition.

Next we continue with the main practice of “Sa Ta Na Ma”.  In this version we chant the mantra for one minute, whisper it for one minute, sung silently for two minutes, whisper for one minute and chant for one minute to finish. Then we sit quietly for a moment to allow the the mantra to settle and shift our vibration.

We recommend daily practice of this kriya for 40 or 120 days consecutively. It’s a wonderful practice with many benefits and very easy to do. Sat Nam and happy practicing!

Here is some more information for the Kirtan Kriya from Guru Rattana, Ph.D:

Kirtan Kriya, often referred to as SA TA NA MA meditation, is the most important meditation in Kundalini Yoga. It was one of the first meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan and remains today as a foundation meditation recommended for every student. Yogi Bhajan said that if you can do only one meditation, this is it.

SA TA NA MA incorporates the nuclear sounds of SAT NAM. SA TA NA MA uses the primal sounds to connect us to the evolutionary nature of existence itself. It is referred to as the panch shabd, which means a mantra with five sound currents. The fifth sound is "A." When we chant SA TA NA MA we imprint the evolutionary code of the universe into our human psyche.

SA is the beginning, infinity, the totality of everything that ever was, is or will be.
TA is life, existence and creativity that manifests from infinity.
NA is death, change and the transformation of consciousness.
MA is rebirth, regeneration and resurrection which allows us to consciously experience the joy of the infinite.

SA TA NA MA is so primal that its impact on our psyche is like splitting an atom. The power of his mantra comes from the fact that it rearranges the subconscious mind at the most elementary level. It has the power to break habits and addictions because it accesses the level of the mind where habits are created.

Directions:

Sit with a straight spine. Bring your mental focus to the brow point.
Chant SA TA NA MA. While chanting alternately press the thumb with the four fingers. Press hard enough to keep yourself awake and aware of the pressure. Keep repeating in a stable rhythm and keep the hand motion going throughout the whole meditation.

SA press the thumb and the first or Jupiter finger together with pressure.
TA press the thumb and the middle or Saturn finger together.
NA press the thumb and the ring or Sun finger together.
MA press the thumb and the small or Mercury finger together.

Each time you close a mudra by joining the thumb with a finger, your ego "seals" its effect in your consciousness.
Visualize or feel each individual sound come in the crown chakra at the top of the head, down through the middle of the head and out to infinity through the third eye. This is very important and must be done  with each sound. It is an essential part of the cleansing process. If this part of the meditation is not done, you may experience a headache.
While doing the meditation, you may experience pictures of the past come up like on a movie screen in your mind. Let them dance in front of your eyes and release them with the mantra. This is part of the cleansing of the subconscious mind. If emotions come up, you can also incorporate them in the chanting, i.e. if you feel anger then chant out the anger. Whatever you experience is OK. Do not try to avoid or control your experiences. Simply be with what is going on and go through it. It is all part of the cleansing process.

Credits:

Brenda Pang: yoga instruction, vocals
DJ Josué: music production
Farley Sangels: vocals, German rotary trumpet
Pragnya Wakhlu: vocals

Sa Ta Na Ma 6 Minute Mantra Practice (Cantonese Instructions)

June 4th, 2018

The Lamma Meditation Society is pleased to present this new mantra meditation, a short practice of the Kundalini mantra “Sa Ta Na Ma”, in collaboration with Nature Yoga Hong Kong with teacher Brenda Pang and musician DJ Josué. Thanks also to our good friend Pragnya Wakhlu for her vocal help on this track.

We have released two versions of the practice: one with instructions in Cantonese by Brenda followed by the practice and one with music only. There will also be a video forthcoming.

The practice begins with 3 preparatory chants of “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” , which means something like: "I bow to the All-That-Is, I bow to the Divine Wisdom inside myself". This mantra is sung at the beginning of every Kundalini practice and serves to connect us to our inner guru and the lineage of gurus from the Kundalini tradition.

Next we continue with the main practice of “Sa Ta Na Ma”.  In this version we chant the mantra for one minute, whisper it for one minute, sung silently for two minutes, whispered for one minute and chant for one minute to finish. Then we sit quietly for a moment to allow the the mantra to settle and shift our vibration.

We recommend daily practice of this kriya for 40 or 120 days consecutively. It’s a wonderful practice with many benefits and very easy to do. Sat Nam and happy practicing!

Here is some more information for the Kirtan Kriya from Guru Rattana, Ph.D:

Kirtan Kriya, often referred to as SA TA NA MA meditation, is the most important meditation in Kundalini Yoga. It was one of the first meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan and remains today as a foundation meditation recommended for every student. Yogi Bhajan said that if you can do only one meditation, this is it.

SA TA NA MA incorporates the nuclear sounds of SAT NAM. SA TA NA MA uses the primal sounds to connect us to the evolutionary nature of existence itself. It is referred to as the panch shabd, which means a mantra with five sound currents. The fifth sound is "A." When we chant SA TA NA MA we imprint the evolutionary code of the universe into our human psyche.

SA is the beginning, infinity, the totality of everything that ever was, is or will be.
TA is life, existence and creativity that manifests from infinity.
NA is death, change and the transformation of consciousness.
MA is rebirth, regeneration and resurrection which allows us to consciously experience the joy of the infinite.

SA TA NA MA is so primal that its impact on our psyche is like splitting an atom. The power of his mantra comes from the fact that it rearranges the subconscious mind at the most elementary level. It has the power to break habits and addictions because it accesses the level of the mind where habits are created.

Directions:

Sit with a straight spine. Bring your mental focus to the brow point.
Chant SA TA NA MA. While chanting alternately press the thumb with the four fingers. Press hard enough to keep yourself awake and aware of the pressure. Keep repeating in a stable rhythm and keep the hand motion going throughout the whole meditation.

SA press the thumb and the first or Jupiter finger together with pressure.
TA press the thumb and the middle or Saturn finger together.
NA press the thumb and the ring or Sun finger together.
MA press the thumb and the small or Mercury finger together.

Each time you close a mudra by joining the thumb with a finger, your ego "seals" its effect in your consciousness.
Visualize or feel each individual sound come in the crown chakra at the top of the head, down through the middle of the head and out to infinity through the third eye. This is very important and must be done  with each sound. It is an essential part of the cleansing process. If this part of the meditation is not done, you may experience a headache.
While doing the meditation, you may experience pictures of the past come up like on a movie screen in your mind. Let them dance in front of your eyes and release them with the mantra. This is part of the cleansing of the subconscious mind. If emotions come up, you can also incorporate them in the chanting, i.e. if you feel anger then chant out the anger. Whatever you experience is OK. Do not try to avoid or control your experiences. Simply be with what is going on and go through it. It is all part of the cleansing process.

Credits:

Brenda Pang: yoga instruction, vocals
DJ Josué: music production
Farley Sangels: vocals, German rotary trumpet
Pragnya Wakhlu: vocals

Meditation to Relieve Anxiety (Ep 8a, without explanation)

March 22nd, 2018

It seems that anxiety is giving many people trouble in this wildly modern life we find ourselves in. It's go-go-go all the time, yet when many of us try to relax, we struggle with feelings of anxiety that we may not understand very well. Anxiety is all around us, in minor and major manifestations and is a real barrier to full enjoyment of life.

This meditation is a way to start to unwind and release this anxiety. With a few simple techniques of breathing and focusing awareness, we can take some great steps toward relieving ourselves of the nagging fears we feel tugging at us from many directions.

This meditation was recorded on March 5, 2018, with guide Joshua and sound healing ensemble 2084. It's our most adventurous podcast so far musically and brings just a little bit of the beat poetry vibe, Rumian odes and beach vibes to create a safe and healing space for us to work in.

This is the short version of this podcast without explanation for practice purposes. For best results listen the first time to the full version ( https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ex6za-8dbcdc  ) and then for continuing practice use this shortened version.

Meditation to Relieve Anxiety (Ep 8, with explanation)

March 22nd, 2018

It seems that anxiety is giving many people trouble in this wildly modern life we find ourselves in. It's go-go-go all the time, yet when many of us try to relax, we struggle with feelings of anxiety that we may not understand very well. Anxiety is all around us, in minor and major manifestations and is a real barrier to full enjoyment of life.

This meditation is a way to start to unwind and release this anxiety. With a few simple techniques of breathing and focusing awareness, we can take some great steps toward relieving ourselves of the nagging fears we feel tugging at us from many directions.

This meditation was recorded on March 5, 2018, with guide Joshua and sound healing ensemble 2084. It's our most adventurous podcast so far musically and brings just a little bit of the beat poetry vibe, Rumian odes and beach vibes to create a safe and healing space for us to work in.

Visualization for Success (short version without explanation) Episode 7

March 19th, 2018

This meditation is entitled "Visualization for Success" and can be a powerful tool in the quest for success in life, business, art, personal or any human pursuits.

The practice of success visualization is one of the most useful tools we can employ to bring about success in any endeavor. While not commonly used effectively by the general public, visualization is a commonly used technique by champion athletes and top performers in music, business, acting, surgery and other high-stakes, high-performance fields. For more on the subject please visit Joshua's blog at:

http://transvolve.me/blog/visualize-success/

In this episode, recorded on February 26, 2018 with guest musician Valeriy and guide Joshua, will take us first into a state of deep relaxation before we enter the theatre of our imagination to create and view the movie of our success.

Visualization for Success (long version with explanation) Ep 7

March 19th, 2018

This meditation is entitled "Visualization for Success" and can be a powerful tool in the quest for success in life, business, art, personal or any human pursuits.

The practice of success visualization is one of the most useful tools we can employ to bring about success in any endeavor. While not commonly used effectively by the general public, visualization is a commonly used technique by champion athletes and top performers in music, business, acting, surgery and other high-stakes, high-performance fields. For more on the subject please visit Joshua's blog at:

http://transvolve.me/blog/visualize-success/

In this episode, recorded on February 26, 2018 with guest musician Valeriy and guide Joshua, will take us first into a state of deep relaxation before we enter the theatre of our imagination to create and view the movie of our success. This version of the podcast episode is the long version, with a full description and music preceding the visualization. Try this one first and then for repeated practice purposes please look for Episode 7a which is a shortened version for practice purposes.

Shamanic Journey Inside the Earth (Unguided)

March 16th, 2018

This unguided musical jorney is a shamanic journey down into the womb of Mother Earth. Use this music to ground deeply and return to a place of deep healing and peace.

 

Recorded on jan 1, 2018 at Nature Yoga Hong Kong with sound healing Ensemble 2084 and guest Brenda Pang on gongs.

Meditation for Relaxation

February 16th, 2018

We all need to relax! Today's world is so full of stress and conflict and obligations and worries that it breaks us down mentally, emotionally and physically. So it's good to take time to meditate for relaxation.

This meditation will transport you to a magical realm of relaxation, where we enjoy a moment's peace in this busy world.

From February 5, 2018, with guide Joshua and musician G_Creature on the synths and live loops.

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Meditations for Self Healing

February 16th, 2018

We all have the ability to heal ourselves and others encoded deep in ourselves. This meditation helps us with a beginning of using that ability to begin to makes ourselves whole through meditation.

This meditation was recorded on January 29, 2018, featuring guide Joshua and musician Seraphim on the duduk, an ancient Armenian double reed instrument and a "voice of the soul".

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