Monthly Archives: July 2015

Meditation Classes Growing

We are happy to announce that participation in our Atlanta area Christian Tantric Meditation classes offered in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains has been growing. Our next class is offered on Saturday August 8th. Registration is open now, visit our website for more information and to register on line.

20150530_081019People who attend include working people, retirees, and people with and without meditation experience.  People participate who practice Christianity and other faiths, people who consider themselves more “spiritual” than “religious”, and people who don’t identify with Spirituality or Religion at all.  The common thread that seems to draw people to meditation is a desire to “let things go”, be more relaxed, and have a greater ability to experience joy and  personal freedom.   A desire is also expressed to become better at getting along with and helping others, personally and professionally.

In our last class, we had a good discussion regarding the practice of “opening consciousness”.  Participants discovered that “open consciousness” develops the ability view the world from other perspectives.  As if looking through the eyes and into the heart of another, the practice allows us to experience the joys and disappointments, love and resentments, and fears and strengths that motivate others.  This powerful practice is a  prerequisite to the compassion practices that follow.

As more participants complete the first two introductory classes, “Mind Stabilization” and “Open Consciousness”, we will begin opening classes for the next phase: Self Emptying.  Ultimately, we will have four sets of classes to participate in, the Introductory classes, Self Emptying, Divine Communion, and Compassion for self and others.

Peace and all good, may our minds be filled with peace and creativity, our hearts with love, and our cores with faith and self confidence.  Blessings!



Open View Meditation Exploration

In our last blog we explored the benefits of Open View meditation. Since then, our first Atlanta area Christian Tantric Meditation classes were offered in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. In those classes, we shared the practices of mindful eating, breath centered mind stabilization, open view meditation, and we even explored full body scan and pain remediation techniques. Our next class, which will cover the same materials, is offered on Saturday July 18th. Registration is open now, visit our website for more information and to register on line.

FireworksOne of the discoveries made during the last class was the similarity between open view and mindful breathing. In mindful breathing, we practice letting go of random thoughts and return our attention to our breathing.  In Open View, we notice individual features of a landscape, birds and animals as well as vertical trees and structures. If practicing open view in the confines of a room, the details we notice may be ceiling panels or furniture, or colors and textures of materials in the room. As we notice these individual features, we consciously let them go and return our attention to the larger picture, the open view.

Readers may recall the benefits of opening our view to broader perspectives. Brain waves cropped-20141025_163721_1.jpgsynchronize, heart beat and breathing slows, and digestive functions slow down as well. Open view also broadens our perspective as we experience life. “Big picture” thinking helps to put the distractions and details of life in perspective, helping us to realize that as important as the “pop up” details of family issues, work, politics, and possessions may seem at the moment, in the larger view these details fade into the background.

We will continue to offer classes 1A and 1B – Mind Stabilization and Open Consciousness – until enough interest is generated to open classes 2A and 2B – “Liberating the Mind and Heart” and “Liberating the Core and the Whole Self.” All of these practices are described in the book “Christian Tantric Meditation Guide”, available at in Kindle and Paperback forms.

Until our next blog – keep meditating, and may an abundance of hope, love, and faith fill our minds, hearts, and cores until our lives reflect the Grace that is shared freely through the Spirit 24 hours a day every day for all of eternity. Blessings!