Daily Teachings of Sri Amit Ray
The Daily Teachings of Sri Amit Ray are a compilation of 365 days of inspiration and enlightenment. The teachings listed here highlight how meditation, yoga and compassion can bring greater joy, happiness and abundance into our lives. The teachings cover how to improve every interaction you have in the world. The teachings are mainly form his books on meditation, yoga, compassion, peace and enlightenment.
Subtle Chakra Yoga, incorporates micro-movements, dynamic breathing techniques, and guided meditations. It is an ancient art and science of dealing with the transformation and expansion of consciousness. The goal is to develop physical vitality and expanded consciousness.
In this chakra yoga, you will learn to systematically train your mind and attune your body to hold higher frequencies of energy associated with the subtle divine energy within you.
Even the modest practice of Subtle Chakra Yoga for twenty minutes a day, you will make substantial changes in your life. You may feel more relaxed, more energized, and more alive all at the same time. You will draw more positive things to you that you previously had to run after and your presence will become more magnetic.
Your life challenges may not disappear immediately, but you will develop the courage, acquire the willpower and cultivate the inner strength to deal with them in a new way. This ancient yoga practice focuses on breath, and specific soft and light yoga poses. If required, you may need to do mantra chanting, meditation, exercises, and visualizations.
Who Am I meditation is the journey to realize the pure Cosmic Self. Many people think, who Am I meditation is just chanting the mantra "I am not the mind", "I am not the body". But in reality it is far away from that. Here, Sri Amit Ray explains the steps of Who Am I meditation. He explained the steps, pitfalls and destination of Who Am I meditation.
Who AM I meditation is a way of penetrating and exploring the inner realms so as to achieve silence, spiritual wisdom and communion with the higher Self. It is a way to move into the inner world. The self can be realized by the Self alone with pure intention, love and intellect. Who AM I meditation is gradual process of dis-identifying from your body, mind, and the feelings. The Who Am I meditations has seven steps to settle your mind in peace and realize the deeper Divine Self.
Upanishadic Meditation and Quantum Consciousness Online Class
Upanishads are the most ancient literature of meditations. They are considered as the most important literature in the history of Indian religions, spirituality and culture. The objective of this class is to spread the TRUE teachings of the Upanishads in it's purity beyond the traditional views of Vedanta in a simple straightforward way.
This online class is a guided meditation class, based on the ancient pure teachings of Upanishads in the light of modern science. This meditation program is an adventure into the deeper aspects of your consciousness. You will learn life-positive teachings and practices to integrate them in your daily life for spiritual awakening, peace of mind and stress free living. You will also learn to access quantum consciousness for manifestation of positive things in your life.
In this meditation practices, you will learn to align yourself with your Higher Self. Each of us is an endowment of wisdom, love, intuition, peace, and a sense of purpose, which can become a source of guidance in everyday life. In Upanishads, this higher aspect is sometimes called the Atman or the “inner light of universal truth.” Our Higher-Self loves us unconditionally, totally, completely and without exception. Your Higher Self knows you more intimately than you know yourself. When you align yourself with the Higher Self , you will become more relaxed, fulfilled, happy and creative. You will learn how to connect with your Higher Self.
How is time related to quantum physics, brain, beauty, spirituality and eternity? How time-symmetry, time-reversal plays their roles in quantum physics, 114 chakra system and deep spirituality? These are two questions I want to address today.
"Beauty is the moment when time vanishes. Beauty is the space where eternity arises." -- Amit Ray
1. What is the reality of time?
Time is not a philosophy - it is a physics - it is not even a physics - it is the doorway to the breath, beauty and eternity. Some physicist says time is an illusion. Some mathematician says time is just a geometrical structure. Hence, it varies from person to person. In deep meditation, one of our objectives is to transcend the limits of time, so that we can touch the reality.
Chakras are the inner doorways to reach the eternity. KAla Chakra in our brain is one of the vital chakras in our 114 chakra system, to transcend the limits of the time. Similarly, Viraja nadi in our brain is one of the key energy channels in our 72000 nadi system to transcend the boundaries of the time.
Mindful leadership needs skills like focus, vision, clear thinking, creativity, inner strength and adaptability. In modern world, leaders must be able to stretch far beyond the transactional, analytical and knowledge-based approach.
There are many mindfulness based leadership and management skills which you can use to help you get better results. This article is a guide to make mindful leadership skills easy to implement. It is for those seeking to make their life happy and meaningful and to make communities and organizations meaningful, valuable and happier places to be.
Mindfulness is the act of being fully present in each moment with kindness and without judgment. Today, most challenges that leaders face are complex, not routine and not repetitive and constantly changing. Mindful leadership is a wonderful skill to navigate today’s complex, rapidly changing, and uncertain world. Mindfulness is a way of living, leading, and serving that can create a better world.Read more ..
Shreya vs Preya: The Art of Happy Living
Here, Sri Amit Ray talks about the wisdom of "shreya vs preya" - the art of happy living in the path of long term fulfillment versus short term pleasure. He explains how skillful behavior patterns can directed us towards Shreya, which brings joy, happiness, love and trust in life.
Our true nature is divine and eternal. Our true purpose of life is to awaken and realize that permanent divinity that is within us. However, in human life there are positive emotions like: joy, trust, happiness and love. There are negative emotions like: anger, fear, anxiety, depression, worry, grief and mistrust. Life is a dynamics of these two types of emotions. How to find the higher purpose and true meanings of life in the midst of these negative turmoils of life is the eternal question.
Shiva Shambhavi Meditation Technique
Shiva Shambhavi Meditation is a special meditation technique of Sri Amit Ray. It is a guided meditation class on the eve of Mahashivratri. Shiva is the all-pervading cosmic consciousness. Shambhavi is the energy aspect of that consciousness. This meditation class is a life-changing experience, designed for those seeking a deep spirituality, inner awakening, positive transformation, deepest relaxation, self-inquiry, empowerment, mental clarity and peace.
These special meditation techniques, revealed to Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray, are very simple, easy and effortless meditation and inner awakening technique which can be practiced almost any time during the day that will take you beyond meditative highs and lows to truly embody the spiritual light that you are.
Shambhavi Meditation Program:
Shiva means auspiciousness, peace, beauty and truth. On the eve of Mahashivratri you can feel the presence of the auspiciousness within you. Shambhavi is the creative energy of Shiva. This Shambhavi energy can guide you to achieve the ultimate objectives of life.
You will know the followings:
- Concept of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
- Purpose of the Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
- Techniques of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
- How to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
- When to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
- How long to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
- Shiva Shambhavi Guided Meditation
- Shambhavi Meditation and Krama Clearing
- How to overcome problems and obstacles of life with meditation
This meditation class consist of following two meditation sessions:
1. Shiva Shambhavi Meditation by Dr. Amit Ray
2. Gangadhar Meditation by respected Banani Ray
This meditation program is an adventure into the deeper aspects of your consciousness. You will be initiated into the teachings and practices where you will learn how to awaken and uncover your self-effulgent inner guide and absorb its luminosity and Energy in your being. You will learn how to find your inner guide and become a beacon of light, energy, healing, creativity, and blessings in the world.Read more ..
Seven Scientific Benefits of Om Chanting
Here, Sri Amit Ray explains the key scientific benefits of om chanting.
Om chanting is a disciplined and flexible process to remove tension, anxiety, fear, depressions, and negativity from life. It can bring positivity to your life like courage, focus, concentration, happiness, and joy, effortlessly. It can improve your state (short term) as well as trait (long term) health, happiness, joy and well-being.
Om chanting is a series of step-by-step process. It is a scientific art but it should be learnt properly to get its benefits. Systematic guided Om chanting can change your emotional reactions and responses to external stimuli and internal experiences in a positive way. It can enhance your efficiency, calmness, tranquility, and mental clarity.
Dr. Ray explains how low frequency Om chanting can reduce our daily stress, strain, anxiety and tensions. Om chanting is effective for stress management. Under various pressure conditions such as before examination, before public speaking, before important sports events and during critical challenges of life Om chanting can enhance confidence and eliminate stress and anxiety. Om chanting improves the connections between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex, which is the key component for relaxation, stress control and better decision making.
Low frequency seven step deep Om chanting increases gamma wave in the brain. The gamma brain waves are known as “feeling of blessings”. The seven step deep Om chanting and meditation is supposed to be practiced for 20 minutes, two times per day. Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins are the four key hormones generated in the body during low frequency Om meditation and these four hormones have huge impact on regulating both state anxiety as well as trait anxiety.
Prayer to Connect with Higher Self
Prayer for higher self is different from traditional prayer. Higher self is limitless in divinity and power. Higher self is formless, nameless, all-pervading eternal divinity. It is not associated with narrow things. Prayer and meditation gives you the conscious connection with your higher self. The Divine Self, which is always trying to reach you and send you love, power, illumination, and wisdom. It is the central light of your the soul. It is ever aware and has been with you eternally. The Divine self is what re-vitalize you and makes you happy.
Meditations and prayers are the art of restoring yourself in the light, love, and power of this eternal Self. When you master the art of connection with the higher Self, you can transfer healing energy to your loved one. Connection with the Higher Self, promotes self-healing by relaxing the body, releasing tensions and strengthening the body’s own immune system.Read more ..
Power of Nimitta for Deep Meditation
Sri Amit Ray tells us the importance of Nimitta in Meditation for Spiritual Awakening.
Nimittas are the fundamentals for deep meditation. Many of my students, researchers and spiritual seekers requested me to explain nimittas in a very simplistic term. The purpose of this article is to explain nimittas in a meaningful way so that anyone can understand and practice it for their deep meditation.
What is Nimitta?
The word "nimitta" means "sign", "direction" or "signal." Nimitta refers to the mental images, feelings, fragrances, sounds or tests that spontaneously appear when mind is sufficiently relaxed and focused. Nimitta arises from soul as ego vanishes. It cannot be created or captured by conscious effort or ego. In meditation nimitta gives you the direction in which to move. Nimitta vary from person to person. Some people perceive it as images and lights. Some people notice it through sensations and feelings. In Deep Om meditation nimitta may arises like a blissful and sweet anahata sound. In Vipassana meditation it may arises peace like a blissful oneness with the cosmos.Read more ..
Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence are interlinked subjects. This course teaches integrated meditation techniques that combines time-tested ancient Vipassana meditation techniques along with modern science-backed practices that are proven for leadership, creativity, emotion control, developing grey matter in the brain, improving focus, concentration and memory, and resist the shortening of telomeres in your gene which enhances health and longevity.
The study of modern mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence has deep root in the ancient Vipassana meditation techniques. This class explores emotional intelligence from its root.
Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence Program:
This online Skype workshop will teach you the core Vipassana meditation techniques and its relation with emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.
Self-awareness, Self-regulation and Self-confidence are the key components of emotional intelligence and your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively and harmoniously with them are the essence of emotional intelligence. Vipassana meditation is the time-tested and the most ancient way for developing Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Adaptability, Empathy, Witnessing and Social Skills.
Emotional intelligence gives you, peace, tranquility, workplace efficiency, and the ability for joyful living in modern stress-oriented life. Vipassana meditation is the backbone of developing strong emotional intelligence.
What you will learn?
- Techniques to control your emotions and use it in a positive way
- Core Vipassana meditation and emotional intelligence techniques
- Vipassana meditation techniques for positive-mindset and mental clarity
- Techniques for physical and mental health, stress-relief, and personal development.
- Discover areas of opportunity for growth in emotional intelligence
- Develop skills to motivate yourself and others
- Neuroscience of Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence
Emotional learning is very different from learning other subjects like physics, chemistry or geography. The part of the brain that controls emotions (the amygdala) is very different in structure and function than the part of the brain that deals with reasoning and intellect (the neocortex). Our emotional reactions and habits are very strong and build over time. Vipassan meditation is the best way to unlearn old habits from basal ganglia area of the brain and strengthen the neocortex of the brain.Read more ..
What is divinity?
Divinity is the state of being connected with the source. It is the state when your heart is full with love, compassion, and caring. It is the state when your mind is full with joy, equanimity, peacefulness, and happiness. It is the state when you are relaxed, energetic, focused, joyful, creative, and compassionate.
Om Meditation and Divinity
Om meditation is the best way to awaken the divinity within you. During Om meditation the brainwaves of the entire brain get synchronized. Om meditation has seven powerful steps. Each step is unique to connect with your divinity.
Meditation and brain Synchronization
Meditation enhances mind-body integration. Scientific researchers have observed that advanced meditators develop the ability to use their whole brain and to live in a more balanced state characterized by brain synchronization and whole brain functioning.
Better Communication and Relationships:
Through awakened divinity you gain more clarity and insight. You will be able to make your decisions and understand what is good for you and what is not. Being able to communicate effectively you can stop wastage of energy by needless arguments. Divinity helps us to develop respect for others and respect is the core to any good relationship. Respect translates to trust and trust is the key to good leadership.
Self- Confidence and Divinity:
Divinity can help you to build healthy relationships, deliver greater energy in what you do, and do the work with others without weighing others down or just ego management. Every person is born with some gifts, and developing divinity with Om meditation helps you to find your source of life and expand your natural gifts and interest with time. It also creates valuable and positive change among the peoples who are around you.Read more ..
Om Inner Science Meditation is a seven step integrated meditation program. These seven Om meditation techniques combines time-tested ancient techniques along with modern science-backed practices that are proven for developing grey matter in the brain, improving focus, concentration and memory, and resist the shortening of telomeres in your gene which enhances health and longevity. This meditation technique is based on the traditional meditation technique and the modern findings of Neuroscience and Epigenetics that helps to build and maintain a healthy, whole, and fulfilling life.
Om Inner Science Meditation
Science of Om meditation is deep. It is linked to the ancient wisdom as well as the knowledge of modern neuroscience, genetics and positive psychology. Om meditation is deeply linked to creativity, efficiency and well-being.
Purpose of this Om Meditation Program:
- To connect with the Higher Self
- To bring peace and harmony in life
- To reduce stress, strain and anxiety of life
- To improve focus, concentration and efficiency in life
- To remove the negative energies of life and bring positive energies in life
- To bring balance in the chakras and harmony in the psychic energies of life
- To attract prosperity and success in life
- To gain social, occupational, financial, environmental and intellectual well-being in life
About the Om Inner Science Meditation:
The online class will teach the Om meditation techniques called Om Inner Science Meditation, which is an easy-to-practice and effective integrated Om scientific meditation technique developed by Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray that was evolved from their long experience in meditation practices as well as meditation teaching.
The technique combines time-tested ancient techniques along with modern science-backed practices that are proven for developing grey matter in the brain, improving focus, concentration and memory, and resist the shortening of telomeres in your gene which enhances health and longevity.
This is a one-to-one energy transmission (shaktipat) meditation through Skype.
The process has two phases:
- The first phase is Om Mantra Initiation and Energy transmission.
- The second phase is Om Mantra Inner Science Guided Meditation.
What you will learn?
- Om meditation initiation and power transmission for inner peace, inner strength, and inner vision
- Om meditation techniques for positive-mindset and mental clarity
- Om inner science meditation techniques for physical and mental health, stress-relief, and personal development.
- Om meditation techniques helpful for stress reduction, emotional intelligence, concentration and mind power.
Who can attend?
Anyone interested in spiritual awakening, health, wellness and meditation in general is welcome to attend. People of all ages and all walks of life can attend this meditation class. People with specific mental or physical problems should consult their physicians.
OM Inner Science Meditation Online Skype Class
The class is organised in two phases. The first phase is Om Mantra Initiation and Shaktipat - Energy Transmission. The second phase is Om Mantra Inner Science Guided Meditation.
Online Om Meditation:
If you are interested for Skype Online OM Meditation you can register here. Skype / WhatsApp meditation sessions of Dr. Ray are typically one hour long. Online classes will be held on individual basis based on mutually agreed and convenient date and time.
Details about the classes:
- The number of sessions: 3 (in three days, normally one session per week).
- Duration of each online session is: About 1 hour on Skype / WhatsApp.
- Course Fee: $100 USD or equivalent amount in any other currency (Rs. 7500/ in INR).
- The Course covers guided meditations, study material and other related information.
During the online meditation session you will be given appropriate meditation guidance, advice and mentoring. You will also have a chance to discuss meditation issues and meditative techniques.
Mindfulness, growth mindset and neuroscience are three deeply interlinked subjects. Mindfulness and growth mindset is often considered as the major source of contentment and happiness in life. Life may try to knock you down but if you are persistent with your passions and cultivate resilience, grit, tenacity and endurance success will come. Mindfulness improves resilience, grit, personal strength, and organizing and structuring skills of life. This article gives an overview of mindfulness, growth mindset and neuroscience for success.
Resilience is your ability to deal with the ups and downs in life and bounce back from them. Grit is your motivational drive that keeps you on a difficult task over a sustained period of time. Growth mindset is a mindset that perceives challenges as an opportunity to learn and evolve rather than an obstacle to overcome. We are constantly evolving as we are interacting with the world. Mindfulness and growth mindset drives our evolution faster and on right tracks .
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is noticing what’s happening right now with your thoughts, in your body, and in the environment without judgement. You can practice mindfulness anytime – when you’re in the shower, planning your day, or washing the dishes. And every time you practice, you make a small shift toward more courage, calm, clarity, and perseverance. To be an mindful person you need to exhibit witnessing and non-judging qualities on a consistent basis.
Witnessing and self-distancing are the best tools for effective mindfulness. By practicing witnessing, you can distance yourself from your mental tendencies. Your thoughts, emotions, and mental problems are transformed, by their merging in the silence and peace of the witness. You can sit for 10 to 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation. Turn your attention to the contents of your mind; the internal chatter and the images arising and dissolving in your mind. You can label your thoughts and images. Always maintain an attitude of a detached and kind observer.Read more ..
Self-discovery and empowerment are two powerful components of mindful leadership. Through empowerment you can achieve your greatest potential. Through self-discovery you become aware of your true potential, values, character, and motives. Mindfulness strengthens these two powerful tools of leadership and management.
The sacred spirit or life force energy is within us and around us. You can tap into the power of the universe, draw it in and use it to awaken our inner capacity for value based mindful leadership. We are not separated isolated beings, we are part of One Energy, connected to the vast universe. Mindfulness is our capacity to be touched by nature and beauty of the moment. Through mindfulness, we learn to see the wonder in small things—from a new leaf to a child’s smile.
Mindful Leadership and Self-Discovery
Self has many layers. Knowing the self is the beginning of mindfulness. What are my thoughts now? What are my feelings now? What is my experience now? Who am I? What are my dreams, and strengths? Experiencing these powers of the truth with minute to minute honesty with self is the core practice of mindfulness.
Mindfulness creates a positive mood, integrity, inner peace, inner strength, determination, and a warm heart. Researchers have identified that mindfulness enhances strengths, such as self-compassion, emotional intelligence, learned optimism, the relaxation response, self-esteem, distress tolerance, self-regulation, resilience, and executive functions.
Self-discovery is trying to discover who you are, your true potential, your purpose in life, and your core principles of life. It gives you the deeper sense of yourself and your unique role in the world. Self-discovery is a journey form unconsciousness to consciousness. As you are mindful about your true values and potentials, you will build up a great confidence and inner strength.
Mindful Leadership and Empowerment
Mindfulness based empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights. Good leaders are characterized by their ability to empower themselves and their team members to achieve maximum success. Empowerment is gaining control over your own life. It is a process that fosters power in people for use in their own lives, their communities, and their society.
Mindful leaders have a more optimistic view of the ability to get good work from the team members. This belief makes them more likely to implement empowerment. Based on the recent studies of neuroscience, we can say that the brain takes its shape from what the mind rests upon. If you keep resting your mind on less-empowerment like self-criticism, worries, grumbling about others, hurts, and stress, then your brain will be shaped into greater reactivity, vulnerability to anxiety and depressed mood, a narrow focus on threats and losses, and inclinations toward anger, sadness, and guilt.
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know how and when to ignite the spark. – Amit Ray
In this competitive world gaining the winning edge is important. Gaining the winning edge is a habit and it can be cultivated gradually. Meditation brings out the best of you. It brings the concentration, confidence, control and commitment in life. Proper meditation removes the common distractions of anxiety, mistakes, fatigue, and negative thoughts. It gives the mental quality to focus on the task in hand. It gives the tough attitude to win – the ability to except situations and make them work in your favor. It does not allow people to get frustrated when pressure and mistakes happen. Meditation brings enthusiasm and persistency.
“Meditation works in many layers and in many ways in our personality. Meditation works in our genes, in our DNA. Meditation releases blocked energy from the physical, mental and emotional bodies. Meditation is a creative art. Great paintings, great sculptures and great discoveries of science are the products of deep meditation. Meditation has tremendous influence to develop creativity. Through meditation one can visualize, imagine and plan details of anything and can implement that in life. Scope of meditation is huge, starting from disease cure, business planning, creative arts to the ultimate enlightenment.” – Excerpt from the book “Meditation: Insights and Inspirations” Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)