Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

  • Mt Rainier and Yogananda
  • SRF Seattle Center

Preparing for Meditation

Paramahansa Yogananda said, “Meditation is the ability to take the mind away from every object of distraction and put that freed attention upon God alone.” Here are a few key points to achieve this state:

Correct Posture

Sit with the spine straight, feet flat on the floor, shoulders slightly back, chest out, abdomen in and hands with palms upward resting at the juncture of the thighs and abdomen. The body is relaxed and motionless.

Focus Eyes Gently Upward

With eyes closed, or half open, focus the gaze gently at the point between the eyebrows (also known as the Christ Consciousness Center).

Keep Thoughts Focused on God

If as of yet, you know no definite techniques of meditation, silently talk to God in the language of your heart, by repeating a phrase such as, “Reveal Thyself”, “I love Thee, Lord.”

Meditating in a Group

We come together in silent fellowship to reinforce each other’s efforts toward God-communion. You can do your part by asking, “What can I do to keep from distracting others?” Effective group meditation is possible if each person shares responsibility in creating an atmosphere of stillness.