The Samadhi Center, located in Ontario, Canada, is a place for people to practice meditation and engage in deep self inquiry. Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word for which there is no modern equivalent. It points toward the transcendent union that occurs when there is a cessation of identification with the limited self in meditation. The Samadhi Center is free from dogma and draws from those teachings and cultures, old and new, which express the perennial wisdom (prajna or panna) that is realized in the still depths of one's being.
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.
"Realize Yourself as Stillness, and Know."