I used to love going to the Chopra Center close to work on my lunch break. I would stop in, ascend down the stairs and open the heavy wooden door to enter the meditation room. It was so quiet except for the soft clings of music far off, maybe from a nearby yoga class, there were 5 or 6 pillows lining the outside of the room and in the center a rock monolith on a pedestal. So simple, it was easy to close my eyes and let my mind relax and enter inwards. I was so sad when it moved and just became a spa at the Dream hotel nearby. I truly think it would've made it, they just needed to charge maybe 20$ a month of unlimited access (I would've gladly paid that), instead of the free access. I'm thinking about turning an area of our living room in our small apartment into a meditation area. We've had in the past, but slowly stuff piled up and we "needed" the space. I'd like to recreate the calm of the meditation room but in our apartment and I got to thinking...how can I do that? We have floor pillows so thats not an issue. We have a cd player, check. Actually I found this list of items you could use for a meditation room from here.
Item #1 Cushions
Item #2 Incense
Item #3 A Small Prayer Table
Item #4 A CD player
Item #5 Seven Candles
Item #6 Peaceful Pictures and Photos
Item #7 A Vase of Flowers
I truly think everyone is different, for me, the prayer table doesn't work because it eventually, like the last prayer table in our meditation room, became cluttered with pictures and momentous, which really just made me feel, well cluttered. I really just want something like this:
One thing we would have to do is get rid of or donate our huge coffee table. Its a beautiful wooden coffee table and I would hate to get rid of it but it is really the only way we can have an open space like this. Maybe the inlaws will take it:) I will be sure to take photos when its ready.
Here is another example of a meditation room:
How simple and beautiful is that?
For now while I'm at work I'll have to settle for something like this online meditation room. Its pretty cool actually. There is a zen room, a flower room, a water room, a forest room, a space room and a winter room.