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Virat Dharana 'Sound of Silence' Weekend Course

When: Saturday the 21st September at 9:30 am until 4:30 pm and Sunday the 22nd September at 9:30 am until 4:30 pm.

Course suitable for beginners

Virat Dharana is an ancient practice of meditation that involves supine (lying down) observation of the body guided through chanting in the Indian language of Sanskrit, in which Yoga has been traditionally preserved. During the practice, the Sanskrit words are also translated into English as one takes attention through each part of the body. This is one of the oldest forms of meditation in India, distinct from a Yoga Nidra because of the significance of the sound and its effect on every cell in the body. The chanting is known as ‘the sound of silence’ because it enables the listener to experience profound silence in mind and body. The chanting is subtle and precise and has to be developed over many decades of in-depth training in the ancient traditions of meditation where it has been perfectly preserved by lineages of monks over thousands of years. We are very fortunate to have the guided Virat Dharana recordings of renowned Yogi, Dr Kumar who conveys deep silence in every syllable. It is the pure and silent quality of his mind and expertise in chanting that enables the listener to experience such deep peace when practicing. To read more about Dr Kumar please visit:

The weekend retreat will include a series of Virat Dharana practices for deep relaxation and rejuvenation of mind and body. We will also do some gentle yoga exercises and some pranayama breathing techniques.

Recordings that can be used for home practice will be shared at the end of the course.

In our lives we often experience stress, fatigue and disharmony. This is experienced at a physical, mental and emotional level leaving us more open to generating negative reactions and experiencing suffering, agitation or anxiety when difficulties arise in day to day life. The brain is an electrochemical organ. Emotional reactions imbalance our mind-body system and deplete the electrons that are in cell membranes throughout the entire body and brain. The ‘sound of silence’ reduces the noise of the brain so that we can experience deep tranquillity beyond delta brainwave state. It rejuvenates every cell in the body by bringing complete harmony, integration and balance to the entire system. You will leave feeling fresher, lighter and much more relaxed.

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