The Essence of Meditation

a poetic take on the process of stilling and meditation practice

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Oct 14, 2014
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“Meditation is to experience life in a new way – that is, life as a means and not as an end. Through meditation one gradually becomes present to one’s own presence, which ultimately leads to the realisation that there is no aim in meditation apart from just to ‘Be’ in meditation.

To ‘Be’ in meditation means waking up to the notion that meditation is as much about dying as it is about living, or as much about life as it is about death; henceforward you die to your mind and thoughts that are subject to change, and become alive to what is permanent within, hence not subject to change.”

Alexander Filmer-Lorch

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Alexander Filmer-Lorch

Author Lecturer Therapist, Inside Meditation

Alexander Filmer-Lorch guides and facilitates both teachers and students at an international level. His work is a synthesis of 30 years of experience in movement, yogic disciplines & meditation, applied philosophy & eastern psychology, bringing the body, mind and spirit to a natural state of meditative synthesis. He has established an international reputation for innovation in developing yoga, meditation and movement-based teaching inspired by the latest scientific research on the body and self-development, meeting the requirements of our times. Alexander began his career at age 17 as a state-approved professional dancer at the John Cranko Ballet Academy in Stuttgart, from where he went on to dance with the German Opera House in Düsseldorf and Düsburg. He reached a turning point in his life after a back injury, when his quest to understand the moving body took him on extensive travels to India and Europe to study yoga, Eastern psychology and philosophy and the Fourth Way teachings. Alexander learnt the teachings of yogic disciplines and meditation in the traditional one-to-one practice of teacher and student, throughout more than a decade of his life. His areas of expertise include creating Yoga/Meditation/Movement teacher training modules and curriculums, developing performance of individuals and teams in a teaching environment and facilitating graduates and entrepreneurs to establish a successful yoga/meditation teaching career and business. In 2012, Alexander published his first book ‘Inside Meditation: In Search of the Unchanging Nature Within’ which is a comprehensive exploration and contemporary analysis of the process, practice and science of meditation. As an advisor to the board of Directors of the Yoga Alliance UK, Alexander drafted and helped finalise the meditation standards recently established by the Yoga Alliance UK, who’s main objective is to honour, sustain and maintain the timeless nature and endless value of the ancient teachings throughout, despite the contemporary demands of this new millennium. Alexander is Founder and Director of ‘Inside Meditation’ a modern school of neutral thought based in London, offering regular workshops, CPD’s and one to one sessions. His school also offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance UK accredited 200-hour Meditation Teacher Training. Today, Alexander works as a qualified Senior Yoga / Meditation / Movement Teacher, an advanced CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release® therapist, a published author, as well as a lecturer in Eastern philosophy and psychology. His main focus is to inspire people to practise meditation and work on consciousness and experience its positive impact on their lives.

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