Welcome to the
KU Meditation Club Home Page

This web site is dedicated to all the Prophets and Great Masters who led a selfless life to alleviate the suffering of humanity.

"May my mother and father be free from suffering and pain.
May my brothers, sisters and relatives be free from suffering and pain.
May my teachers, community, loved ones, friends and contacts be free from suffering and pain.
May people appreciate their inter-dependence with each other and their environment.
May animals and creatures in the earth, on the ground, in the air and water live in safety and security.
May I abide with a warm heart, clear mind and be free from pain.
May my daily activities through body, speech, heart and mind contribute to the contentment, healing and insight of others.
May I find the resources for the welfare of others. May I be willing to take risks for their well-being.
May all beings be happy. May all beings be free. May all beings be enlightened."

"Regular meditation opens the avenues of intuitional knowledge, makes the mind calm and steady, awakens an ecstatic feeling, and brings the practitioner in contact with the source of his/her very being."

- Swami Sivananda

"To him who has subdued his senses and whose mind is thoroughly unperturbed and calm, God becomes manifest."

- Bhagavad-Gita (6:7)

"This is the only way....to explain existence, to overcome sadness and grievances, to banish death and misery, to find the right path, to realize Nirvana-it is correct meditation"

- Lord Buddha

"Seek in reading and thou shalt find in meditation; knock in prayer and it shall be opened in contemplation."

- St. John of the Cross

"Contemplation for an hour is better than formal worship for sixty years."

- Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Unto Him)

Who are we ?
The KU Meditation Club is a non-sectarian organization at The University of Kansas. The aim of our organization is to promote the practice of meditation and to bring to the awareness of everyone the benefits thereof.

What type of meditation do we practice ?
Everyone is free to practice meditation according to ones own faith. To those who do not profess any particular faith and need help in getting started, we will introduce the Vipassana meditation technique. You are also free to explore the different techniques listed below.

When and where do we meet ?
At 5:30 pm, every Tuesday (Spring 2005) in the Olympian room at the Burge Union. Each session begins with a 30 minute meditation session followed by an open discussion. For the quickest possible progress, one should practice meditation daily even if it is only for five minutes, preferably in the morning before beginning ones daily activities. The key to success lies in regular practice (sounds familiar, doesn't it ?).

Why meditate ?
Once you begin the practice of meditation you will begin to experience some of the following "side effects":

Absence of these experiences does not mean that one is not progressing. There is no lost effort in meditation, every effort will bring a result eventually. What is required is regular practice and patience.

The authentic purpose of meditation is to attain Self-realization, to get Enlightenment, to discover the Kingdom of Heaven within (they are all one and the same). The saints proclaim that one who has reached this state is filled with infinite bliss, supreme peace, unbroken joy, eternal satisfaction and has the highest knowledge (not merely a knowledge of things but mainly a spiritual insight into their essential nature).

"Meditation is a superior state of consciousness and therefore cannot be fully understood unless experienced." - Dinu Roman

THE MEANING OF MEDITATION by Swami Krishnananda should give you a clear understanding on what meditation is all about.

Download our Handbook. It contains techniques from various traditions and instructions for you to get started right away.

Acrobat PDF format (3.0)



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"A lifetime without Love is of no account
Love is the Water of Life
Drink it down with heart and soul!"

- Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi's "Divan-i-Shams, 11909"

"Whatever joy there is in this world
All comes from desiring others to be happy
And whatever suffering there is in this world
All comes from desiring myself to be happy"
- Shantideva, Buddhist monk

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