From Connie Massie, CA, (MTT graduate – March 2018)
I started teaching meditation after I finished the training, and it has been really wonderful, and people have been very receptive. I have been teaching the Hong-Sau meditation technique, during my Restorative Yoga sessions, as well as other settings. I have completed the last meditation class in a series of four classes on stress reduction. I also included a walking meditation.
I was asked to do a meditation class for the Chico Brain Injury Coalition. At first I hesitated, as I was concerned about the group wide range of disabilities. But finally, I agree to do it.
When I arrived, I was amazed to see that 37 people came for the class. This was no easy matter for many of them, as transportation and mobility issues are difficult for them. I did a brief talk on stress and then went on to teach them the Hong-Sau meditation technique. It was one of those moments in life where I was completely humbled. The group was so receptive. They all participated and meditated for over 15 minutes. The class was supposed to be only 1 hour. But I was there for 2 hours.
At the end of the session, I was surrounded by people wanting more information, more resources, and knowledge. One young man told me that he previously had a practice prior to his head injury, and didn’t think meditation would ever be available for him again. I gave them the information about meditation Ananda Website: Be the Change, and Ananda Free Meditation App.
On the way home I felt an overwhelming sense of Grace surrounding me, I can’t even begin to describe the joy I felt; just this intense knowledge that our purpose is to help others, and that I was guided by the line of my gurus, to do so. I certainly learned to forget myself, and remembered that we are connected with all other beings.
I am so grateful for the training and knowledge the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training have given me. I had no idea of the depth of this gift.
With gratitude and appreciation;