"Padma Meditation awakens your awareness and brightens your life."

What is Padma Meditation?

Padma Meditation is an original school of meditation developed by Padma, Marla Stewart.

The teachings draw on Classical Yogic Meditation, in the Advait Vedant lineage. For millennia, this meditation lineage has been passed from teacher to student, and this treasure of knowledge was directly transmitted to Padma by her teacher in the Himalayas of India.

In 2000, Padma established Padma Meditation, based in her authentic awareness, independent from any religious affiliation or hierarchy. Padma expertly selected time-proven practices that most effectively help her students be joyful, free and clear. Through classes and courses they gain knowledge and skills to live with health, confidence and happiness.

What are the Practices?

Meditation
Meditation  is quiet, still, inner watchfulness

Self-Study
Self Study is inquiry and an exploration of the mind and ego.

Skills
Skills include subtle yogic techniques, concentration practices, mantra chanting and breath exercises.

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What is the Philosophy?

Padma Meditation will unfold the peace and power that is within you.

You can discover inner power and peace, and then live confidently with happiness and clarity, making aware decisions. Padma believes that informed and balanced individuals make more ethical and enlightened choices that result in personal, environmental and social wellness and sustainability.

Advait Vedant and Classical Yoga Philosophy state that you are already free and pure, and it is the attachments to old habits of the mind that create suffering, greed and fear.

Padma Meditation teaches that once you learn this, practise the skills and meditate, then your awareness expands and your become fearless, loving and free.

Free From Struggle
How is Padma Meditation Offered?

For more than 20 years Padma has been guiding people from all walks of life towards more happiness. Padma Meditation offers specialized programs to individuals as well as corporate executives and groups. We welcome work with athletes, executives and professional groups. Padma Meditation offers high-quality, professional meditation teachings for all, especially who are at key transitional times of life.

Padma Meditation offers Online Meditation Courses and a comprehensive Online Meditation Teacher Training Program, plus Group and Private Live Online Classes, plus Retreats and Workshops.

Padma created and hosted 143 episodes of the PADMA YOGA television series, aired across Canada daily since 2003 on the  ONE: Body, Mind, Spirit, Love Channel

See the Padma Meditation You Tube channel as well.

Padma shares her wisdom and invites you to join her in a daily practice of health and bliss.

What will you Gain?

Through Padma Meditation you’ll find freedom, clarity, inspiration and compassionate insight. You’ll increase your inner strength, confidence and joy and decrease anxiety, becoming free from suffering.

By practising simple, effective meditation, you naturally re-connect with your best self. Padma Meditation is designed for inner exploration, and for coping with everyday stress.

You gain higher energy, focus and efficiency. Studies have shown that techniques such as those employed by Padma Meditation enhance everyday wellbeing.  Meditation stabilizes your nerves and clears a cluttered mind.

"Padma Meditation reminds me I am clear, infinite sky! I love her workshops!"

Sarah  McLachlan, Musician

What are our Goals?

Padma wants everyone to know that ongoing suffering is not necessary, and you can live with wisdom and love.

Padma has also always been passionate about respecting and preserving all living beings on Earth, and as a youth, was motivated to study Biology, idealistically in order to save the wolves and the whales of British Columbia. She came to see that the root cause of animal extinctions is human greed and selfishness. When travelling in India she discovered there a wisdom tradition of exactly this: how to end human ignorance and greed.

Through meditation we aim to educate individuals to become more self-aware and thereby socially conscious.
We offer the first high-quality, secular Meditation Teacher Training Certification in Canada with the goal to increase the number of reliable and skilled meditation teachers available.

Padma Meditation programs are offered as online courses in order to best reach out to people across the world, including disenfranchised individuals.

Who Runs Padma Meditation?

Marla Stewart, also known as Padma, owns and operates Padma Meditation. After earning a B.Sc. in Environmental Science in Montreal, Canada, then studying and practising meditation for more than 30 years with rigorous, direct tutelage of a Guru in the Himalayas, then teaching meditation across the world, Padma then developed this meditation training school.

“I have been on weekend meditation retreats with Padma for the past two years, and every year, I am blown away.  My meditation practice is renewed, I’ve gained clarity and insight and I’m always glad I made the time to learn from her.”

- Tracy, Yoga Teacher.

What are the Skills you'll practice?
  • Meditation
  • Insightful Discussions
  • Concentration Skills
  • Breathing Practices
  • Study of Sanskrit philosophy texts
  • Psychology of the mind and ego
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Mantra Meditations
  • Bliss, Joy and Love!

By practising simple, effective meditation , you naturally re-connect with your best self. Padma Meditation is designed for inner exploration, and also simply for coping with everyday stress!

You get higher energy, sharper awareness, focus and efficiency, health and peace. Studies have shown that techniques such as those employed by Padma Meditation enhance everyday wellbeing.  Meditation stabilizes your nerves and clears your cluttered mind.

Wherever you are in your meditation practice, you’ll find something unique and effective, from introductory, secular, fun workshops to more in-depth study of Sanskrit scriptures.
Explore courses for complete beginners ready to start on this exciting journey, and for experienced practitioners ready to learn how to share their love of meditation with others.

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