Japa Hindu Temple

Japa Meditation




Overview

- Japa meditation is an ancient meditation developed about 2300 B.C in India. It has been passed down throughout history, and is cited in ancient teachings.

- The power of sound “Ahh” stems from all the different names, which have been given to the Creator, whether primitive, western or eastern. The sounds share one thing in common, the sound "Ahh", the sound of joy and the sound of creation.

- Whether, you call the supreme power Atman, God, Buddha, Krishna, Tao, Ra, Allah, Jehovah, Brahman, Jah, etc. The sound of Creation is within all the names of God. It is the sound of “Ahh”.

- You will be visualizing the first 7 letters of the alphabet, A through G one at a time, and making the sound of God, the sound of “Ahh”.

- When meditating, try to ignore everything around you. Keep focused on the activity at hand. Staying disciplined will enhance the Japa meditation. If your mind wanders, simply bring it back to what you're doing.

- The Japa meditation method can be used by beginners or experts, for people who enjoy using a mantra to meditate, or just simply for stress reduction. Japa meditation is my favorite meditation by far, and it is the meditation method I most commonly teach.

- There is an audio version available for the Japa meditation as well (scroll down).


START HERE: Do This Body Relaxtion Technique Before any Meditation!

Japa - The Method

1. Begin with your eyes closed and visualizing the letter A. See the letter in your mind’s eye. Try to picture it as clearly as possible, right in front of your field of vision. Keep it in your vision for a moment.

2. Now, visualize just to the right of the letter A, to the next letter, B. See it as clearly as possible, just like the previous letter. See it as solidly as possible in your mind’s eye. Keep it in your field of view for a moment.

3. Shift back into the space between the two letters, A and B, and do Japa. To do Japa, say the sound of “Ahh”. The sound should go for as long as your can. Try to continue this sound for at least 10 seconds. Focus on the sound. Feel the sound leaving your throat. Feel it entering the room. If your thoughts move somewhere else, gently but firmly, bring your focus back to the sound you are making. The sound of Japa, the sound of God, the sound of “Ahh”. Keep your focus on the sound of “Ahh”.

4. Make the sound two times, while you’re in the space between the two letters, A and B. Focus only on the sound of “Ahh”.

5. Now put your focus back on the letter B. See the letter in your mind’s eye. Try to picture it as clearly as possible, right in front of your field of vision. Keep it in your vision for a moment.

6. Now, visualize the next letter, C, just to the right of the letter B. See it as clearly as possible, just like the previous letter. See it as solidly as possible in your mind’s eye. Keep it in your field of view for a moment.

7. Shift back into the space between the two letters, B and C, and do Japa. Focus on the sound. Feel the sound leaving your throat. Feel it entering the room your in. The sound of Japa, the sound of God, the sound of “Ahh”. Keep your focus on the sound of “Ahh”.

8. Make the sound twice while you’re in the space between the two letters, B and C. Focusing entirely on the sound you are making.

9. Continue by visualizing the letter C again. Go through the rest of the letters A – G using the same process. Hope you enjoy Japa meditation!


Click Here to Listen to Japa Meditation in Audio

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