I am currently so stressed out that I decided to give myself a break and try to find inner peace.
It was sort of a blessing because as I was looking for a yoga studio in Tagaytay, I discovered this retreat house called Brahma Kumaris where they teach you how to meditate and practice the Raja Yoga. Remember I told you how I wanted to learn the art of meditation? Now, this is finally my chance to learn and experience it.
I booked for an appointment and signed up for the yoga session and a retreat for 2 days.
What is a Raja Yoga meditation?
Rāja Yoga (“royal yoga”, “royal union”, also known as Classical Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga) is concerned principally with the cultivation of the mind using meditation (dhyana) to further one’s acquaintance with reality and finally achieve liberation.
In the context of Hindu philosophy, Raja Yoga is known simply as yoga. Yoga is one of the six orthodox (astika) schools of Hindu philosophy and forms an integral part of the spiritual practices of many Hindu traditions. The term is also used as the title of an entirely unrelated practice by the Brahma Kumaris and Prajapita Brahma Kumaris.
Article from Wikipedia.
The Raja Yoga session will take an hour and a half It’s a type of yoga that is concentrated on meditation. The 2-day retreat, on the other hand, consists of meditation, talks, and seminars.
I am already psyched up about this. I’m in dire need of peace and serenity. My soul is hungry for wisdom and my mind needs to rest for a while.
Oh, let me tell you that the retreat I will be attending tackles all about how to forgive and forget. The topic is totally for ME!!!
It’s time to learn the art of meditation and apply it to my everyday life.
There is nothing more certain than that the world will continue to change. Accepting and not resisting this, is the first and most important inner skill in this frenetically changing, modern world. Life tests us every day to see how well we have developed this ability. Equally, there is nothing more real than the inner space within each of us that never ever changes. We may change our thoughts, our feelings, even our sense of who we are, but we fail to visit the unchanging center of our own self. The ability to be in this inner space, where our peace is found, when all around would prefer chaos and crisis, is the deepest spiritual change skill. It is the eye of the storm, it is the oasis in the desert, it is the place where peace is power. Call in today. You’ll be surprised how much it can influence and change everything and everyone around you!
If you want to have the peace and serenity you’ve been waiting for, and if you want to get away from all the stress of the city, you may join me and learn the art of Raja Yoga meditation and positive thinking course that they offer at Brahma Kumaris Retreat Center.
Directions to get to Tagaytay Retreat Center
by public transportation from Metro Manila
Get down at the last station at Taft Avenue. When you get out of the MRT Station in the Ground Floor, look for Golden Dragon Bus Terminal which is on the left when you exit from the stairs. Take the air-conditioned bus going to Nasugbu Batangas. The bus comes every 30 minutes. Tell the bus driver that you will get off at Magallanes Square near Starbucks along Aguinaldo Hi-way in Tagaytay. When you get down in front of Magallanes Square, take a few steps to Magallanes Drive and ride a tricycle that will bring you to the retreat center.
Go to Taft, Baclaran or Lawton. Take any air-con bus going to Silang Cavite. Get off at the terminal. From there, ride a jeepney to Tagaytay. Tell the driver that you will get off at Magallanes Square near Starbucks along Aguinaldo Hi-way in Tagaytay. When you get down in front of Magallanes Square, take a few steps to Magallanes Drive and ride a tricycle that will bring you to the retreat center.