Integral Meditation Classes

a mini-series led by Ted Nordquist, PhD

Sunday mornings, from 9:30 – 10:30

October 22 & 29 and November 5 & 12, 2017


Cost: $10 per person, per class.

  • The human mind is an instrument designed to help you navigate temporal reality.
  • We are, like all that we experience in the universe, a manifestation of One Source.
  • Ultimate reality can be experienced when consciousness unites with Being.

These meditation classes are held in the spirit of Sri Aurobindo and Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri. There is no “method” other than surrendering the consciousness to That Divine Manifestation which we are. We will focus our attention on the breath and the present moment towards uniting consciousness with That One Source which created and runs this universe.

We will open each class with 40 minutes of discussion and then surrender to Being for 20 minutes. As in previous classes, the second class will be open to discussing the experiences we had during the first class and reflecting on how Being expresses itself in our daily lives.

Dr. Chaudhuri said that “prayer is talking to God while meditation is listening to God.”

Ted Nordquist worked with Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri from 1971 – 1973 at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), then the California Institute of Asian Studies (CIAS). In addition to Asian Studies, Dr. Chaudhuri was Ted’s spiritual guide beginning in 1969. Other influences in Ted’s life were Mahatma Gandhi, Ramana Maharshi, and Sri Aurobindo.

Ted taught at the University of Uppsala, Institute of Religious History, from 1976 to 1985. He founded Sweden’s first tofu manufacturing plant in 1980 and Northern Europe’s first non-dairy soy-based frozen dessert in 1988. Ted moved his Swedish family, his wife Anne-Marie and their three children, to Sonoma, CA in 1994. He continues to work developing non-dairy yogurts.

No reference materials are necessary for these classes.

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