FREE Meditate Like a Girl Events
Each month one of our MLAG columnists offers a "live" meditation event in the area of her choosing.
The tele-seminar is held over the telephone and features a presentation, group meditation, and time for Q & A.
Pre-registration is required. There is no cost for this event, but we do welcome donations for these unique opportunities to spend time with gifted teachers.
If you can't attend the live event, register anyway! You will receive an MP3 of the seminar via e-mail.
Our next MLAG FREE Meditation event is open for registration.
Thoughts on Using A Mala - With a Mantra and a Simple Visualization with Laura Brittain
Wednesday, March 26th: 7 - 8 p.m. ET, 4 - 5 p.m PT
In this short talk Laura Brittain, a student of Tibetan Buddhism who makes mala prayer beads for people all over the world, will guide us in a brief visualization and use of a mantra with a mala. The goal will be to experience the calming of the mind and to begin to feel how this can heal us and restore our tranquility and inner confidence.
A sheet of supplementary information with mantras, links, and photographs will be sent to registrants before the event.
You will walk away with a simple, healing method of mantra meditation to use with and without a mala throughout the day and in formal meditation sessions.
This is a traditional Buddhist method, but can be used by anyone of any faith—even those who approach meditation in a non-mystical, non-religious way! It's all about calming the mind.
This is how I think of a mala: It’s an unbroken circle with no end and no beginning, really.
We use it to help focus our minds.
We may focus through simple meditation: simply sitting and watching the breath, or gazing at an inspiring object, or using a mantra.
And a mantra, the third type of meditation tool, helps to protect and strengthen the mind in the best way possible.
Meditation allows us to come back to a natural, grounded way of being that can unite our body and mind.
"I’ll talk mostly about using a mantra with your mala, but many people I talk to enjoy simply holding and looking at their mala beads while they breathe and relax. This is also a very helpful way to meditate and wind down..."
Please join us for this exciting event, and bring your prayer beads!
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Laura Brittain makes authentic, artistic malas (Buddhist and Hindu prayer beads) and sells them to incredibly interesting people worldwide. Her shop, Compassion Malas, caters to the casual mala-wearer as well as those following traditional Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian prayer and mantra practices. Her spiritual background and education in art and design add equally to her love of making prayer beads. Currently, she studies metalsmithing at a local San Diego college. She often feels like she has the best day job in the world.
Her work can be found in her shop, Compassion Malas.