DETROIT and LOS ANGELES and NEWARK, N.J., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A dynamic and highly effective set of meditation and relaxation techniques will be introduced for the first time on a large scale at national meditation conferences open to the public this summer in Detroit, Los Angeles and Newark by the teacher of the globally adopted Heartfulness meditation method, Kamlesh Desabhai Patel.
The Heartfulness Institute, a U.S. nonprofit and the conference organizer, today announced three national-scale public events at major metropolitan venues on June 4 (Detroit), June 12 (Los Angeles) and June 25 (Newark), led by Kamlesh D. Patel, would kick-start a series to share—at no cost and with all who are interested—a practical and skillful approach to meditation, relaxation and self-development, fit for personal and community practice in the midst of modern-day living.
Each city will feature special guest speakers: Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist for Google, author of "The Internet to the Inner-Net" and leading voice on encouraging yoga and mindfulness in the workplace (Detroit and Los Angeles); Dr. Partha Nandi, Chief Health Editor for ABC Detroit (Detroit); transformational speaker and comedian Kyle Cease of "Evolving Out Loud" (Los Angeles); and Gabrielle Bernstein, NY Times bestselling author of "May Cause Miracles," motivational speaker and spiritual teacher (New Jersey).
"Heartfulness is, in essence, meditating on the heart, which many view as the next evolutionary step in the expansion of consciousness," said Mr Patel. "We are confident that sharing the Heartfulness method will help practitioners open up a highly effective way of approaching the emotions and the feelings—the language of the heart—and give many people the opportunity to master their lives by listening to the heart."
Heartfulness is a non-religious and non-dogmatic method that helps individuals experience and sustain inner repose, balance and peace of mind, some of the natural outcomes of this gentle, silent, meditation centered on the heart.
"In the past, the practice was limited to those who discovered it by word of mouth. But now, for the very first time, we're making Heartfulness meditation accessible to everyone through conferences such as these," said Mr Patel. To assist more people to experience Heartfulness,
Mr Patel will lead meditation sessions at each venue, followed by a Q&A with him.
Heartfulness is distinguished by a natural energy called yogic transmission. Many feel the effects of transmission in their first few Heartfulness sessions and are often surprised at their own ability to plunge into an absorbed meditative state.
Origins & global presence: The Heartfulness method originated in India in 1945 and now more than seventy years later continues to be adopted worldwide by individuals looking for a simple and methodical approach to enrich their life experiences by meditating on the heart. Groups across civil society and business have also taken to this method in their workplaces, and schools and colleges have adopted Heartfulness for their students and faculties.
In one hundred countries, supported by more than six thousand volunteer-trainers, Heartfulness has touched more than one million individuals. The practice continues to grow globally with 1,500 meditation centers and 250 retreat centers, including seven retreat centers in the United States and Canada.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Please register for tickets at www.heartfulconference.org.
Each conference will feature a specialized program with inspirational speakers, workshops, cultural offerings and more.
SUGGESTED DONATION: Heartfulness is offered for free and anyone is welcome to our meditation centers or contact us for training, at no charge. For the three national conferences a donation is suggested, but not mandatory for entry to help defray, to an extent, the venue costs. Your gesture is deeply valued.
LOCATION, DATE & TIME
Saturday, June 4 – Detroit, MI
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. Extended program: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT
Sunday, June 12 – Los Angeles, CA
Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT
Saturday, June 25 – Newark, NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
3 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. EDT
ABOUT THE HEARTFULNESS INSTITUTE (www.heartfulnessinstitute.org)
A U.S. nonprofit organization, the Heartfulness Institute promotes wellbeing and self-development through meditation, research and training. Its programs for individuals, corporates, and educational and civil society groups worldwide are piloted by certified
trainers who are volunteers and who offer their time and expertise in this social cause.
Contact: Kelly Vogt Campbell, Kelly@harmonica.com, 310.927.4537
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SOURCE Heartfulness Institute