The Samadhi Center, located about half way between Toronto and Ottawa, is a place for people to practice meditation and engage in deep self inquiry. The retreats at the Samadhi Center are suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced. The 10 day long silent retreats focus on meditation practice as a means to connect deeply with our inner stillness, and provide an opportunity to purify ourselves of Sankaras or the conditioned patterns that cause suffering in our day to day lives.
There are two polarities within meditation; the Yin and Yang aspects that together are integral to Samadhi. At the Samadhi Center the Yin aspect is explored through various meditation techniques, chanting, sounds and working with energy and the phenomenal world. The yang aspect of Samadhi is learning to realize the true self that is beyond name and form through "non-doing", the "via negativa" or the negative path.
Samadhi, or union with the true self, is the ultimate purpose of prayer, meditation, yoga and all true spiritual practices and pursuits. Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players". When we are identified with our character, our persona, this is Maya, the illusion of the self. Samadhi is awakening from the dream of your character in the play of life.
"Be Stillness, and Know."