Focused on complete Wellness - physical, mental and spiritual in order to help people drive Self Transformation
FRISCO MEDITATION CLUB
Frisco Meditation Club organizes seminars and classes on Self awareness, Self Transformation, meditation and Yoga. Our goal is to spread happiness in the Dallas & Frisco area by simple yet deep knowledge of the Eastern traditions on Yoga, Self knowledge and the many aspects of human well-being
Who are we
Meditation is an art of doing nothing, one which gets us in touch with our deeper Self. Meditation has the potential to heal us from stress and negative emotions and improve the quality of our lives. One who meditates feel like they are on top of the world
My name is Dipanjan Das (feel free to call me Das or DD, I answer to all three names) and I founded the Frisco Meditation Club in 2017. Yes its me in the picture above when I felt a moment of bliss and calm in the Space Needle observation tower in Seattle :) this last summer. I am a Teacher of Meditation from Art of Living. Art of Living is a "not for profit" organization that has uplifted the lives of millions across the globe. I have learnt meditation from Art of Living, and listened deeply and learnt from the various Masters of today across non-duality, Zen, Vedantic and other spiritual (not religious) practices. Frisco Meditation club is my own attempt to integrate all I have learnt and bring it to everyone, with a singular aim - to transform lives. I deeply wish Frisco Meditation Club to be a platform "where lives blossom". By profession I am a business consultant and run a consulting practice. When I am not consulting with global clients or traveling the world, I am either taking a meditation class or silently in deep Self Inquiry sitting in an airport somewhere :)
Today's individual is faced with a fast changing pattern - a digital revolution, demanding job, overwhelming social media influence and accumulating stress. How do we find happiness in the midst of all of these? How do we live a fulfilling life and balance the dynamics of the outer world with a peaceful yet focused inner world? Here, we turn to the old traditions of the east and leverage the ancient Yogic practices to build harmony in today's life. Come, let us discover this together
WHO WE ARE
Our goal - a happy YOU
Our goal is to help you live a happy life, which should be everyone’s birthright and should not be a struggle. Unfortunately today’s life has become complex with mounting pressure and stress from job, relationship, heavy social media influence and more. We have everything we need but still we are not happy. Our mind is constantly chasing objects of happiness - be it as trivial as a text message from someone or browsing Facebook or shopping or checking emails, often not even knowing why we are doing what we are doing. How do we live a life that has a purpose? How do we feel fulfilled and contended? That is where we want to help.
The first thing that one needs is an open mind and a sincere desire to learn. Are you open? Today the world has become a small place, we accept good things from all cultures but when it comes to knowledge about LIFE we are not always open. Either we want to hold on to our beliefs or we like the “idea of who we are” - “I am a talkative person” or “I am an angry person”...whatever it might be. To transform our lives we need the space of openness that allows us to “check out” a new idea with an unbiased mind. Are you ready?
Being happy and fulfilled could mean different things to different people. Self Transformation is a journey, and everyone has their own exciting path. You can only start from where you are right now. Let’s say one of your key aspirations right now is to get over the addiction of smoking, then that is where you start. If one of your key needs right now is to get a good sleep so you can live a fulfilling day, then that is your start. If you need to be able to focus better when you want to, so that you are more successful at work, then that is your start. If you achieve “this”, you will be happy. As you become happy, Life will bring additional goals in front of you - now you have quit smoking so maybe now your goal is to get fitness in your life or if you are able to focus, then how do you now use that to create better professional success? Life keeps evolving, we just need to allow it to blossom.
Now why do you need us in all of these? Fair question. If you look at what is the one common trait that holds us back, it is our own mind. Whether it is our inability to quit smoking or our inability to focus when we need to on what we need to or our ability to sleep when we want - the issue is with the mind. All our lives everyone has taught us “what we should do” but no one teaches “how”. Yes I know we should not be jealous or angry or we should not get into troubled relationships, but HOW? No body teaches how to deal with the mind and emotions. Our mind controls our lives, and we are slaves to thoughts and emotions. Self Transformation and being happy is to get the control back. That is where we come in.
Why Frisco Meditation Club? Well, we bring in tested techniques from the east where the science of the inner dynamics of a human being were explored thousands of years ago. When the entire world was exploring survival, in the east they were sitting in meditation and trying to explore the inner world. These techniques are so relevant today that millions are benefiting from them. Yoga is not an impossible posture, Yoga is something that takes you into the inner realms of your mind and emotions and gets you in touch with your core. From there, you look at your mind and you say “Oh, so this is why I behaved this way all these years”. Yoga gives you the ability to see yourself as different from your thoughts and emotions. That, is the true essence of Self Transformation. One cannot get into a path of Self Transformation merely with information. Why? Because information becomes thoughts in our mind, and you cannot fight one thought with another. We have done this our entire lives, and we keep trying this though it doesn’t work. This is the big illusory cycle of MAYA as they say it in the east, this keeps us entangled and does not let us live a life of fulfillment.
How does this work? It is simple and here are the steps:
Step 1: Getting Started: You attend one of our free workshops, we explain how to meditate, what are the myths that you should avoid, and then take you through a guided meditation. We also teach you how to meditate at home and provide you with techniques that help you easily get into meditation.
Step 2: Settling into the practice: You practice at home and evaluate if its working for you. If you have questions or you are having difficulty meditating, you can come back to our free class and clarify your doubts
Step 3: Evolving: If the practice is working and your initial set of goals and objectives are met, you may consider deepening your practice. What does this do? This provides you with additional clarity on your thoughts, emotions and gives you even deeper rest. You may now progress to do a dedicated workshop, the Happiness Program from Art of Living that sets you up on a firm path
Step 4: Deepening the practice: Once you do the Happiness Program, you would be feeling very fulfilled and you would have a natural urge to deepen your practice. At this time we can guide you to next steps such as Silence Retreats or other deep Meditation Programs, depending on your interest and what works best for you
Step 5: Become a Teacher: The best thing you can do now is to give back the gift that was gifted to you. If you are interested, we can help you become a Teacher and work with us to continue taking this gift to many
How to get started
Due to COVID, we have now suspended all in person classes. Our classes are now online, we are re-starting weekly Meditation and Satsang (company of the truth) sessions where you can join and enjoy free Meditation, breath-work and music. To sign up use our "Events" Section below
Our goal is to offer classes and programs that helps you transform your life through simple easy steps. Contact us to find out more.