Hosted by Dr. Erhard Vogel
Meaningful Meditation for Life is a weekly podcast which delves not only into the fundamentals of meditation, but how to enhance your experience with the wisdom of the sages.
Dr. Erhard Vogel’s teachings are a unique combination of time-tested wisdom and pragmatic method. His fundamental, experiential and systematic approach is based upon sound psychological, physiological and spiritual principles that make meditation and Self-realization practical and attainable.
Student introduction emphasizes the value of the practical life tools she’s learned through Erhard’s teachings. “This guide teaches me everything I didn’t even know I wanted to know about life.”
Dr. Vogel welcomes us to take charge of our life by becoming an Expert In Life TM. In our busy lives trying to bring ourselves fulfillment, we often victimize ourselves through our own internal negative patterns. We hear the self-criticism of the mind – which Dr Vogel calls idiotic, unfair, and impervious to any evidence to the contrary – which limits our feelings and actions, resulting in anxiety, fear, and lack. Dr. Vogel offers the positive alternative of becoming empowered, focused, and deeply fulfilled: an Expert In Life TM.
He answers the questions about meaning and what’s most fundamental and important about you. Who are you really? Who are you giving your life to? Is there something missing? Why do you live with tension, anxiety, lack, frustration, fear, and disappointment when you don’t have to?
You learn how to be deeply in touch with yourself and cultivate your mind, feelings, and emotions to be in accordance with who you really are instead of in opposition/conflict. Erhard teaches us to take charge of our mind, feelings, and emotions, so they no longer mislead us but positively affect us, our actions, and our relationships.
He asks you to imagine being deeply in touch with yourself, deeply relaxed, focused, in agreement with yourself, at peace, and explains what is the real state of meditation and how to prepare yourself for it.
PART 2 OF 3 – A SHORT MEDITATION LED BY DR ERHARD VOGEL
PART 3 OF 3 – Continued
Erhard Vogel, PhD, is recognized as one of the foremost meditation and Self-realization teachers in the world. Born in war-torn Germany, Dr. Vogel immigrated to the United States at age fourteen. He graduated from the Pratt Institute of Design in New York, and at an early age rose to a respected position in a world-renowned architectural firm. At thirty-one, he set aside a brilliant career in architecture to devote himself to the service of humanity.
For four years Erhard, as he likes to be called by his students, traveled the globe on foot. He lived in Europe, the Middle East, Afghanistan, India, Nepal and China, thoroughly researching the ways in which people of different cultures seek fulfillment. He saw the underlying need in everyone to fulfill their potential.
In India Erhard met two of the world’s most renowned luminous Masters, who welcomed him into their midst and invited him to teach among the Himalayan sages—a rare distinction for a westerner. He lived for an extended period of time in a Himalayan cave in a remote sacred area.
Living in utter joy and luminosity, Erhard remembered how so many people throughout the world suffer. He returned home to address the problems and aspirations of our contemporary society with his teachings. Following a lecture tour spanning the United States, Europe and Canada, he came to San Diego and founded The Nataraja Yoga Ashram, a not-for-profit organization.
Erhard’s teachings are a unique combination of time-tested wisdom and pragmatic method. His fundamental, experiential and systematic approach is based upon sound psychological, physiological and spiritual principles that make meditation and Self-realization practical and attainable.
Erhard teaches not from books nor from other people’s ideas, but out of his own profound life experience. Through his depth of knowledge he is able to inspire and gently guide sincere students to the experience of their limitless potential. With unconditional acceptance and unwavering respect for the Being they are, he inspires his students to recognize their real Self and to treat themselves with trust and kindness.
Since 1969, Erhard has taught tens of thousands of students throughout the world. He continues to travel regularly to India and teach among the sages in the Himalayas, where he is recognized as a Master Teacher. He has authored three additional books: Self-healing Through The Awareness Of Being; Journey Into Your Center; and The Four Gates: A Saga Of The Human Being On The Path From The Pit Of Despair To The Realm Of Fulfillment, From Confusion To Clarity, Culminating In The Deepest Realization; as well as numerous audio recordings of guided meditations and teachings. Erhard currently offers courses on-site and online through The Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center in San Diego, California.