Meditation may have deep roots in Buddhism, but the practice itself is not exotic nor spiritually based. Western research has shown that meditation can be quite effective in treating chronic pain and reducing stress, anxiety and depression. See the links to Kaiser, Psychology Today, and New York Times for more information.
Meditating did not come easy for me (nor I'm sure, for most beginners). I can meditate for moments at a time, then before I realize it, my mind has already wandered off or begun to plan out my day. Sometimes, the anxiety of knowing so many things are left undone, I can no longer quiet my mind to continue my meditation.
A friend invited me along to try a guided meditation class with sound bath, and to my surprise, I found the experience effortless and relaxing. The mesmerizing sounds of singing Tibetan bowls easily put me in a state of deep relaxation. Instead of the usual building the “to-do” list in my mind, I managed to let go of my thoughts as I found myself following the soothing vibrations. For what felt like the first time in forever, my mind was in a state of calm and peace.
I knew almost right away that I wanted to share the benefits of my experience and to introduce Sabrina Huang, the class instructor, to Jezuba’s community. For Sabrina, sound therapy fundamentally changed her life for the better and spawned her passion to spread the benefits to others.
Through Jezuba's and Sabrina's collaboration, we hope you can join us on Saturday February 29th from 2:30PM to 6PM for a guided meditation class with sound bath. 100% of the net proceeds will go toward replacing hazardous kerosene lamps with solar LED lamps for children living in off-grid rural communities.
I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of this collaboration, which hopes to benefit both our community here in the Bay as well as the community in Burma. Let’s make the world a little brighter with good karma.
Thank you, Sabrina for your generosity. Please join us on Saturday February 29th!
Co-founder and Director, Jezuba