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The November/December 2016 Meditation News
1051 Hillsboro Mile, Apt. 604,
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062
Woodstock, NY 12498
web site: http://www.carybayer.com
"The purpose of Creation is the expansion of happiness."
–Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
New Book: The Yoga of Entertainment: Higher Consciousness in Pop Culture;
Free Monthly Meditation Webinar; Advanced Technique Available; Meditation Retreats; Article: "The Nature of Government & the Government of Nature;" Quote of the Month; Sign of an Age of Enlightenment?; Schedule of Classes; Testimonial; Meditation Now Available by Skype; New Transcendental Coaching; Want to Make Money from Meditation?; Books and CDs;
Face to Face to Facebook
New Book: The Yoga of Entertainment: Higher Consciousness in Pop Culture
Considering that I've been a meditation teacher since the age of 20, a full-time life coach since 2001, a former columnist for the National Lampoon, a stand-up comic, an actor in a comedy group that I founded, a poet, a songwriter, and a movie and theater critic, it amazes me that I've written a dozen books before this newest one called The Yoga of Entertainment: Higher Consciousness in Pop Culture. This volume reveals the higher consciousness depicted in popular culture art forms, many of which I've been passionately devoted to for most of my life. The book is divided into five different artistic categories: television, motion pictures, music, comedy, and comic books.
The 191-page book sells for $20 plus $3 for S&H. You can order the book at http://carybayer.com/meditation.html, by calling me at (845) 664-1883, or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Free Advanced Monthly Meditation Webinar
The advanced meditation webinars, held for those who meditate, start with me opening the "floor" to questions about your meditation practice and/or understanding of the path of evolution of consciousness. Then, I'll do a group meditation check. After that, I'll direct you to a link for a talk by Maharishi, which each meditator can play on his or her computer. Lastly, I'll take questions, and lead a discussion about the video.
Here's the dial-in number for it:
You'll then be asked for a participant code, which is
370690 and the pound sign.
If you're in front of a computer, when the time is right you can watch the video that we'll discuss afterwards. Here's the link to that video.
The November/December schedule follows below:
Thursday October 20 @ 7 PM
"Taste of Pudding is in Eating: The Test of Enlightenment," 7:17
Wednesday November 16 @ 7 PM
Maharishi talks about Ideal Administration on "Larry King Live" 7:43
Monday December 12 @ 7 PM
Maharishi on the Experience of Transcendental Consciousness 5:47
Advanced Meditation Technique Available
The basic course in Higher Self Healing Meditation is easy to learn and even easier to practice; so, too, are advanced techniques, which you can learn, that accelerate your practice. The second technique, for example, expands the benefits of your daily meditation by opening awareness to the most refined levels of inner silence. Think of it as a fertilizer to speed up your growth. This second technique also improves the mind's ability to cognize thought at more refined levels so that action can be strengthened, increasing your ability to achieve your goals, and thereby grow in fulfillment. This happens naturally and leads to improvements in all areas of life–physical, mental, and spiritual.
Once you've practiced meditation for at least a year, you're ready to learn your next technique. The cost for this advanced method is half of the cost of the first: $250. What's more, it can also be learned via Skype and a webcam.
If you'd like to enjoy the benefits that the second technique provides, email me at email@example.com or call (845) 664-1883.
A number of meditators have expressed interest in deepening their experience with meditation. Toward that end, I created a one-day retreat called "A Retreat into Peace, an Advance in Knowledge." It provides a day of profound rest, renewal, and healing, in which you get a chance to take another big step toward Enlightenment. Instead of your usual twice-a-day daily meditations, you'll get to meditate and rest for four hours in a safe and appropriate environment. The deeper experience is complemented by profound knowledge through videos and discussion. What follows is a quote from a meditator who's hosted many such retreats.
"I have found that meditation reduces my stress, and increases my energy, focus, and capacity for joy. Attending a full-day meditation retreat is always a day of profound rest and renewal. It is hard to describe the feelings of deep peace and contentment that follow the experience. Thank you Cary for making it all possible."
— Patricia Burke, retired RN, Jacksonville, FL,
The next retreat is scheduled as follows:
Saturday December 3 in Hillsboro Beach at my home, 1051 Hillsboro Mile, Apt. 604, from 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. Investment: $75.
Contact: Cary Bayer (845) 664-1883.
Article: "The Nature of Government & the Government of Nature"
Having seen Spielberg's Lincoln, I'm reminded of the ideal our 16th President invoked in his Gettysburg address when he said that, "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." It's a tribute to democracy–America's great gift to the world that inspired revolutions and toppled European kings.
Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, said, "The government is best which governs least." As I write this column, Americans watch the clock tick, as our elected officials threaten to drive our economy perilously off a fiscal cliff. We're seeing far too much of the machinations of our dysfunctional government.
Jefferson's quote reminds me of something I learned from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the great guru who taught me how to teach meditation. He said that governments should model themselves on the government of Nature, adding that the Universe is governed by Laws of Nature that are so well conceived and executed, that people don't even know there is a government operating.
The sun rises each dawn and sets each dusk, the moon governs the oceans' tides, gravity is at work in our world. We see the effects of these laws of the Universe, but we don't see the government that's carrying out such laws. That's what makes Nature's government supreme; it governs so effectively we don't even know we're being governed.
Contrast that with what's happening in Washington. These days, the U.S.A. is more like the Divided States of America. Last summer, a Gallup Poll found that the approval rating of the 112th Congress had sunk to a pitiful 10 percent. This disapproval is greater than Americans' dislike for the IRS, President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, British Petroleum during its catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, telemarketers, lawyers, HMOs, and bankers.
Maharishi said that people get the political representation they deserve, that elected officials reflect our consciousness. There's Congressional gridlock, but are these stalemates different from the procrastination that stalls the personal development of the 300 million people they represent? The U.S. is like a "Procrasti-Nation:" tens of millions of American households and the House of Representatives that's supposed to serve all those households all procrastinate.
Einstein famously said, "We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them." Solutions lay in getting to the source of thinking itself, to expanding consciousness. The meditation that Maharishi taught, (Transcendental Meditation), and the Higher Self Healing Meditation that I teach that's inspired by decades of teaching the former, brings awareness to the unbounded state of pure consciousness at the deepest level of the mind, a source from where all thought springs, at the transcendental level of the mind that's also the home of all of Nature's laws. As people meditate, they live more in tune with such laws, attracting politicians to represent that consciousness. As a result, the greater the chances will be that we send to Washington a new breed of public servant who lives in such harmony with Nature.
Quote of the Month
"We are not in a position to criticize anything. We are only in a position to adore everything, love everything, encourage everyone."
Sign of an Age of Enlightenment?
More than 5000 schools came together earlier this year, drawing more than 1 million children who meditated for world peace at the Phra Shammakaya Temple in Thailand, north of Bangkok.
"Cary's meditation training is worth a million dollars."
–Jennifer Levine, Director of Education,
Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains, NJ
All New Transcendental Coaching Launched
As many of you know, two of the greatest passions in my career are teaching meditation and coaching. And now the two have come together in a brand new method. Let me explain.
The Higher Self Healing Meditation that I founded in 2010, after teaching Transcendental Meditation for decades and training dozens of its teachers, can give you the experience of the Transcendent, the inner Being within you. When you combine the experience of the Transcendent with an advanced form of coaching you get my newest offering–Transcendental Coaching.
What makes Transcendental Coaching unique is that it draws upon mankind's ancient timeless wisdom-from the Hebrews, Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, the Vedas of India, and the native Americans of our own continent–to help coach you into the life that you were truly born to live. It incorporates deep knowledge of the way that the Universe operates, so that your life can flow in tune with the Laws of Nature. Enjoy clarity for your mind, purity for your heart, prosperity for your net worth, and spirituality for your soul. It takes into account the knowledge of Karma, the knowledge of Dharma (action in accordance with Cosmic Law), the knowledge of clearly defined higher states of consciousness, and an understanding of the nature of Enlightenment itself. This helps bring your life increasingly in tune with Nature, and to live in freedom.
The result of this attunement is more frequent experience of synchronicities (being in the right place at the right time), less struggle, less resistance to the fulfillment of your desires, and an overall greater sense of your life as a delightful flow.
The prerequisites for Transcendental Coaching are the 3-day training in Higher Self Healing Meditation, and 10 hour-long coaching sessions.
Meditation Training Available by Skype & Webcam
When I taught Transcendental Meditation for several decades, I could only teach it in person. But since founding Higher Self Healing Meditation in 2010, I'm happy to say that the training is now available from a distance if you have a webcam on your computer. Let me know if you'd like to take advantage of this valuable stress-reducing method, even if you live far from my homes in upstate New York and south Florida.
Want to Make Money from Meditation?
When I ran my own marketing/PR firm, I loved thanking anyone who referred a new client to me, by sending a check for 10 percent of the fees generated. I have a similar policy as a meditation teacher. If you inspire someone to become my student, you'll receive 10 percent of the course fee. That means a check for you of $50 for caring enough about the people in your life that you'd like them to live with more freedom from stress. It's my way of saying, "thanks." My thought is simple–who couldn't use a piece of unexpected income?
I also give you 20 percent of the revenues for any meditation course that you produce or sponsor for me. Sponsoring means finding a time and space for the free introductory lecture and the three days of hour-and-a half classes–it could be your own living room, if you like–and it can also be held on the Internet as a webinar. I would email you a flyer for the lecture, which you'd then email to the people in your life. If five people learn to meditate, for example, you would enjoy $500 for your work.
Face to Face to Facebook
With the Internet being a much faster means of transport than the Interstate highways that I find myself on each month, the World Wide Web is, like rock 'n' roll, here to stay, and presumably, also will never die. That being the case, I've recently created a page on Facebook that can help you understand the knowledge behind meditation. The page is called:
Higher Self Healing Meditation
So check your Facebook wall and let me know what you think about my posts.
By the way, if you're not yet a fan of the page, you can join up easily at the address above.
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