The peace and happiness we feverishly seek in the world are already contained within us, covered only by the clouds of stress and strain. These clouds are lifted with Sahaj Samadhi meditation – a gift of wisdom from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. This is a mantra-based meditation. You can learn this meditation with the personal instruction offered at Art of Living centres worldwide. The power of mantra provides a rest much deeper than sleep.
Sahaj Samadhi Meditation is a natural and graceful system of effortless meditation. The chanting of mantra through Sahaj Samadhi Meditation allows the conscious mind to settle deeply into itself. And when the mind settles down, it lets go of all tension and stress and centres itself in the present moment. It is only in the present moment that we find true happiness; those moments when we are free from regrets about the past or anxiety about the future. Sahaj means natural. Samadhi means enlightenment. Our inner nature is available naturally through this mantra meditation.
Everyone has experienced this meditative state in certain moments of deep joy and happiness, perhaps on a vacation or when you are completely engrossed in an activity. Just for a moment the mind becomes so light and at ease. We have such moments and want to repeat them, but don't know how. Learning this powerful mantra-based Sahaj Samadhi meditation gives us the ability to recreate this feeling of ease, of calm alertness, in the midst of busy daily life.