I've been a long-time meditator and have taught different forms of meditation for about fifteen years. However, I'd noticed that some of the promises made to me by the various teachers or teachings I had encountered weren't being fulfilled. States like "Enlightenment", "Clear Mind" or "Blissed Out" seemed to have eluded me!
A sweep of Serendipity led me to someone called Steven Sashen, who had found himself in a similar position to me after over 30 years of having a devoted, daily, Buddhist meditation practice.
Instant Advanced Meditation was born of Steven's frustration with the lack of results he (and, apparently his long-time teachers) were experiencing. He developed the "IAMs" over a period of years for his own use. Fairly recently, he was encouraged by some of his friends, to teach them formally.
One of the great things about the IAMs is that you can either sit down and do them - as you would with a formal practice or, and I find this even more useful, do them "in the moment" throughout your day amidst screaming kids, when stuck in traffic jams, and the like. In fact, I've found that the IAM practices (there are currently eleven to choose from) are ideal if:
- You have "trouble" with your thoughts while meditating.
- You can't seem to make time to do your practice on a regular basis.
- Your life doesn't seem to be "improving" as a result of your practice.
- You want to take your existing practice to the "next level."
Recently, the famous author and self-help educator Gay Hendricks introduced the IAMs to people on his mailing list. Here's what he had to say:
"Steven is a long-time meditator. And when he turned his systems-thinking scope on meditation he discovered something that truly impressed me, a set of insights and practices that I wish I'd had 30 years ago. (Some of you know that I'm a long-time meditator--in fact, I haven't missed a day of meditation since 1973. So, anything that fine-tunes meditation is right up my alley.)
"If I'd had Steven's insights and techniques, I think it would have accelerated my practice and my spiritual growth by years. He's taken people who are new to meditation or who couldn't make it work for them - he's even worked with teenagers and homeless people--and after just a few minutes of instruction, they've had experiences of peace, and deep spiritual insights that take most meditators decades to find.
"Steven's techniques work well for advanced meditators, too. If you already have a meditation or spiritual practice, you can make an almost instant leap to a new depth and expansion.
"With Steven's techniques you don't need to stop (or even slow down) your thoughts and you don't need to take time out from your busy schedule. You can do them practically anywhere."
Well, I didn't need to be convinced by Gay's glowing report because I was already a "convert." And I realize that no amount of words can adequately describe what is essentially something that needs to be experienced rather than discussed. So, if you'd like to experience the first of the IAMs free of charge simply go here:
Instant Advanced Meditation