Kirtan and Pranayama Meditation Retreat

  • 01 Aug 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Compassion Education Center


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Kirtan and Pranayama Meditation Retreat

Erik Dennes, facilitator

Deepen your meditation practice through a day of intensive practice which will calm your body and mind through use of relaxation techniques, chanting, and pranayama (breath).  You will learn about the different levels of distraction which occur as you meditate, and how to counter these levels of distraction with appropriate methods.  You will calm your body and mind through repetitive singing of a Sanskrit mantra accompanied with tanpura (an Indian drone instrument used as a background for Indian classical music).  You will learn and use, with guided practice, different pranayama (breathing techniques) which deeply relax the mind and stabilize the mental field.  Silent meditation sessions will progress from shorter to longer as you learn to use the techniques to counter various levels of mental distraction. 

Saturday, August 1, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm 

$139, Early Bird $119 by July 15 

Erik Dennes has been studying and practicing meditation for over 30 years.  Erik practices Kriya Yoga which is a set of meditation techniques and lifestyle regimens from the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda and is an active member of 3 organizations created by Yogananda and his successors.  This instruction lineage has as its foundation the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  Erik also studies Tibetan Buddhism at the DGCEC and has been an active member since 2006.  Music has always been an important part of his life.  It has a powerful effect on the mind and body having great potential to quickly relax the body and even provide healing.  Erik played guitar professionally in jazz clubs and on cruise lines for a number of years.  

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