Sunday Dec. 3 Meditation with Burt 11am-3pm
Bert Levitt MA, LPC has been working with couples and individuals for over 38 years. He has seen firsthand that everyone has within them the ability to change. The skills set that Bert brings to his practice comes from a wide array of sources and experiences.
He has worked with abusive partners, addicts, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic pain syndrome, and numerous other conditions, as well as all sorts of life and relationship issues. Working with couples to clarify intentions and act skillfully is a special focus. His marriage of 35 years has been his greatest teacher in couples counseling.
Bert has been nurturing and facilitating our meditation group here at NaMestoy since its birth in 2011. This is what he has to say about meditation: "My life long spiritual quest has led to my current meditative practice. The non-dual (not two but one out of which all things arise) way of meditation that leads to an awakened heart in the most direct way I know. Ramana Maharshi, perhaps the best known teacher of the non-dual way here in the west, instructed seekers against “standard” meditation practices. He said that meditation requires an object to meditate upon whereas there is only a subject without an object in vichara, the non-dual practice he recommended.
Being in complete agreement with my meditation practice, it is the one I invite you all to. It conforms exactly to what Ramana recommends as the direct path to awakening. During the meditation time we search inside ourselves for the “I” we most fundamentally believe ourselves to be. The work is to put all our attention on the inner feeling of “I”, holding that feeling for as long as possible. Aides in this quest are questions to pose to ourselves; "From where does this 'I' thought arise?" Or "Who am 'I'”?
What we discover, sometimes quickly most times slowly, is that the “I” which we believe to be our individual self in the world vanishes when searched for. In it's place appears Absolute Being. Residing effortlessly and constantly in unshakable Absolute Being is the Awakened State.
You are invited to this practice each month in this very precious space of NaMestoy Farm. An internet search for Non-dual or non-duality will yield many options to study this way. I recommend books by Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj"
Format For Meditation: Our first silent meditation is 15 minutes, from 11:00 - 11:15. Our second is 30 minutes, from 11:20 - 12:50. The third is an hour, from 11:50 - 12:50. The fourth is an hour, from 1:00 - 2:00, ant the last is 45 minutes, from 2:10 - 3:00. We sit in slilence together most of the time and take breaks Occasionally for walking meditation and brief discussions. Participants may come and go as they please while still respecting the silence.
December 9 - 10 Primordial Sound Meditation David Jones
Dec. 9, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm &
Dec. 10, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Registration: $295, or $495 for two people
Certified Instructor: David Blake Jones, L.Ac., M.S.P.H.
(Integrative Medicine, acupuncture, Chopra Center
Certified Instructor, pain relief & wellness center)
To register, call (678) 631-7965 or visit
"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It's a way of enterring into the quiet that's already there
buried under 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks
every day" (Deepak Chopra, M.D.)
Practiced for thousands of years, medtation is a tool for rediscovering
the body's own inner intelligence. Primordial Sound Meditation uses
mantras to discoonnect us from the activity of life. These primordial
sounds are based on the vibration the universe was creating at the
moment of your birth. Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation on a
daily basis will help you manage stress to reduce anxiety, improve
your relationships, create inner peace, enhance your sleep patterns,
lower your blood pressure, and connect more deeply to spirit.