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Meditation: The Principle of Sublime Ease

The following blog is an excerpt from my latest book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease by Ajayan Borys (New World Library, 2013; Copyright © 2013 by Henry J. Borys) Perhaps you have the impression that meditation is hard to do. It must be for a gifted few with...

What Is Advanced Meditation Like?

By Ajayan Borys A new meditator recently asked me what it feels like to meditate after you've been meditating regularly for years. This is an interesting question that many might wonder about, so if you happen to be one of those, read on... There are countless...

I Tried to Meditate but Couldn’t

This past weekend I was at the Seattle Green Fest helping to man a booth for Fern Life Center (my wife's Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine health center). Naturally, I couldn't resist talking meditation when passers-by expressed an interest. Time and again, people...

Himalayan Haven

This article by Ajayan was first published in 1999 by The Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington, under the title: Whispers of the Himalaya. Author and meditation teacher Ajayan (Henry) Borys, former Kirkland resident, shares his experience of living in a cave in the...

The missing link

A few years ago, while researching for a book, I made what was for me a surprising discovery: 91.5% of North Americans are either members of a religious faith, or profess spiritual beliefs. Less than one-half of one percent are atheists, and only 8% consider...

A quest for light: from brain injury to mind/body healing

This article by Barbara Whitmore was first published in 1993 by The New Times, Seattle, Washington, USA. Healing Awareness was a form of meditation Ajayan taught at that time, which later evolved into effortless mind™. In 1984, I made the acquaintance of a woman at...

The power of healing awareness: an interview with ajayan

This interview of Ajayan by Dr. Henry Pedack was first published in 1993 in The New Times, Seattle, Washington, USA. Healing Awareness was a form of meditation Ajayan taught at that time, which later evolved into effortless mind™. A vague sadness had been nagging at...

An Interview with Ajayan

This interview of Ajayan by Greg Crowe was first published by the Alice Springs News, Alice Springs, Australia. Even the casual observer must be aware of the huge growth in interest in meditation and allied practices. There are several centers in Alice Springs where...

Frequently asked questions (questions from long-term meditators)

I know that many saints sleep very little. I've been meditating for almost ten years. should I force myself to sleep less? I wouldn't recommend that. Let your body decide how much sleep it needs—unless you're using sleep as an escape for emotional reasons. In that...

"Effortless Mind is the best meditation book on the market." – Jim Young
"This meditation has allowed me to ascend to a place of stillness and Being that is beyond words." - Linda Wick
"From my first instruction, I was amazed at the sense of well-being and stillness I felt. I am so grateful for this program!" – Jim Hesketh
"I wanted to thank you again for the class. It was incredibly helpful, and I deeply appreciate you sharing your wisdom with me." – Blake Poarch
"The techniques I received from Ajayan are perhaps the most blissful and useful of any I have experienced in over 25 years of seeking." – Joe Davis
"The first night after Ajayan’s personal instruction, I awoke about 3 a.m., only to find I had been meditating in my sleep in a state of bliss." - Frank Kowalczyk
"This meditation is so sublimely natural and effortless. This is what I’ve been searching for! Thank you!" — Marsha Holden
"Ajayan Borys knows more about meditation than any teacher I’ve ever met." — Dr. Henry Pedack
"Ajayan’s discussions on spiritual questions were unfailingly clear, uplifting, and inspirational." — Divya Nowland
"Though I’ve meditated for years, he answered so simply all my questions. I loved it!" — J. Agama Tylor