16 September 2012

Ian Gawler Blog: Poetry and downloadable Meditation

This week, another great poem to contemplate and some big news that makes Mindbody Mastery, the downloadable meditation program, even more accessible - and unbelievably cheap!

This week's Thought for the Day is the poem! It warrants reflection.

1. And now we will count to twelve . . .       Pablo Neruda

And now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still. . .

for once on the face of the earth
let's not speak in any language
let's stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victory with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
(Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.)

If we were not so singleminded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.

2. Mindbody Mastery - the full meditation program now downloadable for less than $10 per month!!! And you will receive a further 10% discount as a member of my blog when you use the Code ijg2, so less than $9. 

It is amazing how cheap things can be on the net when done in this way. I know I helped put this together, but the value for money with this program is extraordinary.

In response to clear feedback, Mindbody Mastery is now available on a monthly payment plan - at less than $10 per month. For this you get 8 initial downloads, one per week, with clear and concise instruction on how to meditate, plus an exercise each week that is complete in itself, but builds into a full meditation practise. So all the key meditations I teach are there, and you have the choice of Ruth or my voice, or an American or Indian (English) accent to listen to.

Then there are regular extra downloads to build and support your practise as well as daily emails and weekly SMS messages to encourage, support and expand your knowledge and practise of meditation. As well, there is a specific blog, monthly webinars with myself and some great quests, and you can "ask the expert" if you need individual help.

What we know after the first 8 months of the program is that people who use it are meditating regularly and finding high levels of satisfaction with their practise. It really is like going to a personal meditation class on line, but in truth, probably receiving more support in the ongoing sense.

So if you are not already using it, link here to Mindbody Mastery and take your meditation to a whole new level. Use the code ijg2 and receive the bonus 10% discount.



Including all the latest research on telomeres!

Saturday, 20 October, 2012

When: 9.30am (for 10am start) - 4pm 
Where: Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Webster Theatre, Sydney University

Sunday, 21 October, 2012

    Disease prevention, as well as the mind, meditation and nutrition. 
When: 9.30am (for 10am start) - 4pm 
Where: Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Webster Theatre, Sydney University
Bookings Essential: Call Sarah Tail 0418 22 0590 or Tina Rae (02) 4294 8361
Register on line: at www.rigpa.com.au 

On Saturday we begin by examining how the mind functions and how we can use this knowledge to best effect - how we can use the power of the mind in all areas of life. You will learn how to relax and experience a calm and clear mind, to use affirmations and imagery and to begin or to deepen meditation.
On Sunday, extend all this with more focus on healing and wellbeing. There will be heaps of practical information on what constitutes a sensible way of eating - both for good health generally and healing specifically. Then there will be more on the latest, fascinating and practical research showing how the mind can be used to generate healing and real happiness. 
Both days will be highly experiential with a good theoretical basis. There will be time for questions and relevant resources like books and CDs will be available.
While each day is intended to be useful in its own right, and so attendance for one day is possible, ideally come to both days as they build on each other and make for a complete package. 

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