Meditation Practices from the Sufi and Yogic Traditions Explored at Ogen'in Temple Event

October 08, 2011
Shinnyo-en Ogen'in Temple Complex, Tachikawa

About 160 Shinnyo-en Ogen'in Temple Staff and Shinnyo-en Members from several countries had the distinctive opportunity to experience meditation practices from other traditions on Saturday afternoon, October 8th. The two-hour event entailed two guided meditation sessions each followed by a discussion with the meditation leaders.

The first guided meditation was led by Ayeda Husain Naqvi, a meditation teacher of the Sufi Order International. Ms. Naqvi, originally from Pakistan, currently leads a Sufi Order International Center in Dubai and teaches the Universal Sufi meditational practice focusing on nature and the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether.

The second guided meditation was led by Sraddhalu Ranade, a teacher in the yogic tradition and frequent international lecturer on science and spirituality. Mr. Ranade resides at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India; he was a student of the late Sri M. P. Pandit in the Indian philosophical and literary tradition of Sri Aurobindo.

The event was organized by the Shinnyo-en International Affairs Department, one of an on-going series of dialogues demonstrating the commitment of Shinnyo-en to dialogue across global religious and cultural traditions.

Ayeda Naqvi (left), Sraddhalu Ranade (right)