Japa meditation is chanting a word or phrase that is
uplifting. It can be the name of your spiritual guide or
what is holy to you. We often chant things phrases “go team”
at a sports event and that is a similar type of experience
where you repeat a phrase to get exuberant . It is a
metaphor people can understand easily.
The group energy of japa meditation is similar to the team
spirit at a baseball game you attend. There’s a strong sense
of unity and comraderie. Japa meditation is usually spoken,
but it can also be done in silence as well. Sometimes a
string of beads is used to count the number of repetitions.
Ultimately the focus is reaching a strong connection with
one’s spiritual guide and to be released from daily