Date(s) - 09/06/2021
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Heart Space at Seven Stones
Sacred Word and Mantra Meditation
Om Shanti Shanti OM/Singing Bowls Meditation
Offered by Denise Yocco
This is a more advanced class only in that we chant, or do mantra. For this class I may incorporate the theme or song from the earlier class and provide a mantra that will deepen the experience. The mantra is said aloud if you wish to say it, or it can be chanted silently. Mantra is a way of deepening your meditation, helping one to be much less aware of their thoughts. I will take some time to speak to a sacred word or phrase, or speak about the Buddha or Christ, or some other spiritual teacher that has showed us a path for our spiritual development. This too is to deepen your appreciation for your practice and the work that is accomplished through your practice.
September is called Peace Month because Peace Day, The UN International Day of Peace is on Sept 21. I try to give attention to the idea and possibility of an enduring peace among people. So during this month I will offer this theme in our time together. Our mantra will be Om Shanti Shanti Om , which is the mantra for peace. During the stillness portion of our meditation I will offer the singing bowls.
I love what I have learned, and I feel I am being guided to share it. To share the wisdom and to share the love. That is it. In a world where it is so difficult at times to see the beauty of life and even of ourselves, and especially of each other, it is good to have the clouds lifted that allow the light within to shine…to shine bright. I hope you will give this class a try.
We are now able to have regular size classes. I require that you wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. Those vaccinated have a choice to do what feels most comfortable. I would still also prefer that you preregister, or let me know you plan to attend.
About Denise Yocco
I have been reluctant to offer anything about me as a bio. As you may know I am co-owner and co-creator with my husband Nick, of Seven Stones Gallery and Heart Space at Seven Stones.
I offer to this Heart Space community what I love and what loves me back. I am not educated by any university, or particular school of thought, only by what I have sought to learn and what life has offered to me in abundance to learn from. I feel deeply and passionately about self knowing and wholeness. I feel certain we can self heal through self knowing, self loving and forgiveness. I have taken The Peace Ambassador Training with James O’Dea, and I am heart honored to be part of the 2nd graduating class. I have taken classes in Non-Violent Communication and in Conflict Resolution, also have taken classes with Andrew Harvey, a modern day mystic, as I have leaned more into the great ancient mystics, such as Rumi, Hafiz, Nanak, Kabir, and Sanai,, and those modern, as well. I consider Osho to my master teacher.
I have allowed myself to unravel and undo a few times. Have allowed myself to unlearn so that I can be learning in every moment. It is hard to keep learning when we feel we have learned. The space for learning and unlearning needs to be open…always. I am human and many times have missed the mark that each of these studies has offered to me. But I stay on course and continue to evolve. I possess no special skills to heal another, only the heart that keeps offering to others a way through, as I have found, and what I know works to heal. It will always come down to the work we do to help ourselves, no matter who we learn from, no matter who lays their hands upon us, no matter our teachers or guru, religion, or degree, it will always be our decision to heal and mend ourselves. Our greatest service to each other is to do that work, and offer, from the heart, what we are learning through life, to be bridges, to be friends. I simply and passionately offer that. Deeply thankful and blessed to be of service.
Bookings are closed for this event.