The last Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm PST, anyone who is interested in invited to join us for our monthly Interfaith meditation gatherings. No prior meditation experience or practice is necessary.
These are guided meditations – meant for people from all spiritual and religious traditions – led by our friend and Sikhee meditation instructor, Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning.
In our July 28, 2020 meditation, Sukhvinder used music from Bibi Baldev Kaur from Malaysia. Over the course of the session, she helped us lean into the uncomfortable feelings that may be coming up for us during this difficult year of transition and helped us see them – not as a hindrance – but as a gateway to even more compassion and spiritual freedom. You can watch the meditation here.
In our August 25, 2020 meditation, Sukhvinder used the Hum Hi Hum Brahm Hum chant from Meditative Mind to help us center ourselves and then grow from that center outward into our interconnectedness with all life. You can watch the meditation here.
At our September 29, 2020 meditation, Sukhvinder led us in the Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono. She used background music from “Meditation and Healing” and guided us in the chant, “I love you / I’m sorry / Please forgive me / Thank you” to help promote forgiveness and healing. You can watch the meditation here.
At our October 27, 2020 meditation, Sukhvinder used the Raga Puriya Kalyan melody that is traditionally played at dusk and chanted “Nirbho,” which translates to “Without fear.” Nirbho is an attribute of Creation that means that Creation is not made up of fear. One way to practice this as humans is for us to refuse to stay stuck in fear. This meditation encourages us to move through our fears in order to get to the other side. You can watch the meditation here.
At our November 24, 2020 meditation, Sukhvinder used the same Raga Puriya Kalyan melody as before, but this time she led us in chanting “Nirvair,” which means “Without hatred.” Nirvair is an attribute of Creation that means that Creation does not contain hatred. One way to practice this as humans is for us to refuse to hold onto our anger and ill will towards others. This meditation encourages us to move past our hatred in order to find equanimity and inner peace. You can watch this meditation here.
At our December 29, 2020 meditation, Sukhvinder used the Raga Yaman from the Indian classical musical group, Mandala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPMJA…) and chanted “Gurprasad,” which directly translates to “Given the Grace of the Guru.” Gurprasad is all about transformation and opening oneself up to the supreme vastness of life. Please enjoy listening to it here and finding your own vastness and connection with Divine Presence.