Today many important festivals and ceremonies around the world still exist around
the lunar phases of the full moon and the new moon.
The sacredness of the phases of the moon have
been linked to the basic rhythms of life e.g. death and rebirth of crops, the seasons, the female monthly cycle that controls
human fertility. For some the moon is seen as feminine, mystic and powerful.
What is hidden is revealed. What is veiled is unveiled. It is about
life. It is about truth and untruths in our lives.
It is said that the Buddha
taught over 80,000 methods of meditation, so it is best for you to try as many methods as you want
to find what works for you.
OLD BUDDHIST STORY
is a very old healing Buddhist story narrated in the Nirvana Sutra, which describes the power of a MOON MEDITATION.
A king who was wicked by nature killed his father.
Later in a fit of remorse he developed a high fever with foul and evil-smelling boils; which broke out over his entire body,
repelling all whom came to him. His mother tried everything to cure him but whatever she did only made the boils get worse.
The king explained to his mother that the boils had a spiritual
cause and did not arise from a disharmony of the four elements and that therefore ordinary physicians could not cure them.
The World-Honoured One, the compassionate and merciful teacher,
entered into a special MOON-LOVING meditation, for the king's sake.
When he had reached the deepest state of his meditation,
a brilliant ray of light shone forth from the Buddha and fell upon the body of the
In that instant the boils were healed.
“I have been attending new moon mediation with Toks for many years during which time I have gained
emotional positively and a more positive and focused sense of direction in life which has resulted in my meeting and marrying
Benefits of Meditation
- Calms the
- Aids concentration and focus
- Gives clearer thinking
- Aids a good nights sleep
- Calms the inner chatter
- Eases stress levels
- Improves sleep
- Aids rest and relaxation
- Reduces anxiety
- Encourages Self-confidence
- Reduces restlessness
- Aids in the improvement of the state of mind of a person
- Encourages better
- Activates creativity
- Improves energy level
- Slows down breathing
- Enhances performance
- Unblocks negative feelings e.g.
feeling stuck, confused, inactive, unable to move
- Allows a person to tolerate
pain they would ordinarily describe as unbearable
- Alters the brains response to
painful sensations and feelings
- Relaxes mind, body, spirit
- Feel more peacefu
- Feel more able to deal with life