We will practice Dr. Soho Machida's Arigato Zen Meditation. Arigato Zen is a vocal chanting meditation (also known as 'Voice Yoga'). It is quite different from regular meditation.
First-timers are welcomed. Feel free to bring your friends as well.
$10 donations, please. (cash only, at the event)
Please prepare to sit or lie down for a long time. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat, a blanket, and/or a pillow. Some will be provided but it'd be best to bring anything you would like to have. Chairs are available as well.
The class will close with a sound healing session. See below for more details.
The meditation consists of four pillars:
2."Kannon (gratirude) Zen"
3."Kangi (joy) Zen"
4."Nehan (nirvana) Zen""
Followed by a Sound Bath session.
"Arigato Zen" (arigato: thank you in Japanese) is an easy & simple voice-meditation which Dr. Soho developed based on his 20-yrs. Zen training and scholarship as a specialist of comparative religion.
When a group of people chant “arigato” together, inaudible super-sonic sounds are produced. These sounds and their delicate vibrations stimulate the pineal gland of the brain to change brain waves from beta to alpha waves. We emit alpha waves in pleasant situations such as when we listen to good music, or enjoy a glass of fine wine. That is why the participants become quite cheerful after the meditation.
By performing the "Arigato Zen", one is able to remove themselves of negative memories within one’s own sub-consciousness, which lie at the root of all problematic phenomena. By achieving clarity of the sub-consciousness, one is able to live with a sense of vast fulfillment and joyfulness.
With his motto, "through physical practices, you can experience real mental change", Dr. Soho invented this revolutionary method of meditation that transcends religion and ethnicity.