My first day for the Raja Yoga Meditation

The day has finally come. And I am writing this now to share with you what happened yesterday and I was so overwhelmed with anticipation of what I had learned during the course.

The weather was not good that day. It was raining pretty hard and I honestly thought of canceling my appointment but changed my mind since this is really what I want.

So, I finally found the place.and I was struck by how beautiful and peaceful the place was. It looked like a house and was converted into a retreat home. The whole surroundings were so quiet and peaceful  I was greeted by an old woman wearing a white robe. She was smiling while she ushered me to the waiting area.

I’m kind of hesitant to take a picture of the sisters and brothers who work there as I might offend them. I am still trying to figure out about the place and the people there.

Then, sister Karen, whom I was referred to by sister Tims, asked me to join her in the other room where there’s a large TV and a very comfortabke sofa. We made the introductions and she asked a few questions about me. Like why I wanted to learn meditation and how I came to learn about Brahma Kumaris. She also said some things I will learn about the Raja Yoga and how it will really help me in the future. She was really nice and very soft spoken. She’s a volunteer there and teaching meditation during weekends.

After the intro, she had me watch a video about the history of Brahma Kumaris, a segment about learning meditation and a short video of a yogi dancing in the midst of meditation. After letting me watch it, she then asked me what is my understanding of meditation? and how will I differentiate “A body with a soul” from “a soul with a body”.  I  had a hard time answering that part but what I told her was that a body with a soul is being the body as the primary thing and the soul resides on it while the soul with a body implies that soul is the dominant part and that soul dictates the body as it is just an instrument.

It was just a short introduction and we haven’t started the meditation yet  She had me fill up a form to register for the course and scheduled me for my next appointment. She gave me a tour around the place.

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The two-story retreat house with the view of the garden.

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A place where you can also relax and meditate.

I already fell in love with the place.

This is just the first day of my Brahma Kumaris experience.

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