The Belgian Meditation Society (BMS) was founded in 1987 under the guidance of Gururaj Ananda Yogi to promote his universal meditation techniques. It is a non-profit, non-sectarian society.
BMS is maintained on a voluntary basis by its members and is affiliated with sister organisations in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Spain and the USA. BMS holds an extensive library of transcripts, videos and audio Satsang recordings of Gururaj’s teaching.
Our techniques are prescribed and taught individually by qualified teachers. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, we offer a 4 days retreat to our meditators. On Monday evenings we usually have a 2 hours group meditation amongst meditators. Read more
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The Meditation Society’s International Emblem
The emblem expresses the universality and spiritual purpose of our teaching. The 8 dishes represent some of the world’s major religions and the 9th one, the spiral or eternal circle is a symbolic location for all self-styled belief systems such as agnostic or atheist positions.
The 5 golden cords symbolise the musical staff or the five senses and the flame in the centre the formless reality which has been given many names such as: the Inner Light, the Light of Divinity, the Divine Truth, the Source, or the Light within us.
The basic idea with the emblem is that all paths exist in harmony and leads to the same goal of self-realisation or God-realisation.
Different types of Meditation
There are hundreds of types of meditation techniques. The ones prescribed by us fall into several main categories. Each has a specific purpose but interrelates with the others. It is the whole programme of meditation techniques which is important and produces the balanced growth.
- mantra meditation, the most fundamental of our practices
- tratak, helps gathering the scattered mind and develop the powers of concentration
- pranayama, or control of breathing sets a rhythm invigorating and purifying our whole system
- gurushakti, gives a sense of deep inner security