Do you want to learn to meditate or deepen your practice?
Is meditation something you procrastinate?
Is meditation an activity you want to do when you get the time?
Do you simply want more joy in your life?
Michael Shingleton offers an ancient breathing
technique called “The Now Sound”. The Now Sound
is the sound of your breath which naturally brings
you away from thoughts of the past and future and
into the presence, the stillness, the bliss of the space
between your breaths. Michael believes he has never
had an original thought, ergo The Now Sound Meditation at its
core, is not his creation. The Now Sound is derived
from one of 112 dharanas (concentrations or centering
techniques) described in a 2,600 year old sacred text,
the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. (VBT) The VBT and in
particular, Verse 24, was imparted to Michael by
a meditation master, Swami “Baba” Muktananda in
Ganeshpuri, India in 1978.
Although Michael was taught to sit for 30 minutes to
a hour with the Now Sound meditation; work, relationships, children,
and golf created the reality: “I will seek silence this
weekend, at some retreat, or when we go on vacation.”
Those meditation times in the future seldom occurred.
Michael suggests we ask ourselves: “What about Now?”
The time and place to meditate (even for a few breaths)
is whenever and wherever you don’t need your mind.
(In the middle of a hug, a walk, or when the light goes out before sleep.)
Michael merges the Now Sound meditation (or your own personal
mantra) with the power of self-inquiry described in a
classic spiritual text, Nan Yar? (Who am I?) by Sri Ramana
Maharshi, one of the greatest Indian teachers of the 20th
Century and Martin Birrittella’s Without This Thought…
Who Am I? This inquiry into the source of the “I” slows
the mind, eliminates differences, and allows the freedom to be.
The Now Sound Meditation & Nan Yar? is a celebration of who
you really are without this thought or this story. Om Namah!
Any Questions contact Michael here.