What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice in being here-now, training your attention, and expanding your awareness, so that you become more perceptive globally, and cognizant of your unique intelligence and strengths.
There are countless meditative traditions and techniques that have evolved over centuries to advance human consciousness. Some of the more popular methods include mind training, seated meditations, breath, somatic techniques, TM, chakra energy balancing, and prayer.
Whether you’re becoming mindful of a daily activity such as eating, or practicing the discipline of watching your breath, the end result is the same— expanding your awareness universally, while connecting with your inner nature.
Regardless of the religion, tradition, or technique, most lead to a practice of cultivating peace, love, mindfulness, a universal connection to all living things, and freedom from suffering.
As ancient techniques are becoming modernized and widespread, the words mindfulness and meditation are used interchangeably. Meditation and Mindfulness are both practices of focusing your attention on an activity, object, or experience to connect with the essence of who you are.
Our meditation programs draw upon diverse meditation methods, to create relevant techniques for contemporary life issues. We have distilled the science of evolving human consciousness, into a user-friendly technology to address a broad spectrum of life, and workplace challenges. Our comprehensive mindfulness programs target specific problems, while providing key components for individuals to thrive and organizations to capitalize on opportunities.
We incorporate popular techniques like stress reduction and attention training, and have become renowned for our specialty in helping people utilize meditation in their personal and professional lives. We make it easy for you to get immediate results, so that you can become mindful in any moment, during any activity, without rigid discipline.
Our innovative step-by-step meditation processes give you direct access to the full range of your innate intelligence. Our technology expands and enhances the quality of your awareness, so that you can connect with your inner nature, while becoming more perceptive of your environment.
We practice what we teach! Our mindfulness techniques are created from our own experience and lineage, which is all-inclusive and secular. We continually adapt our methods to individuals, teams and the unique culture of each organization.
Who is Tarika Lovegarden, and is that really her last name?
Yes! Coming from Pritzker on her mother’s side and Lustgarten on her father’s side. Her given name is Lovegarden which she holds in the highest regard.
Born in San Francisco into a family of meditation teachers and raised internationally, Tarika carries forth her lineage by adapting timeless meditative traditions to contemporary life and workplace challenges.
Tarika’s meditations are experiential, fun and engaging. She eloquently presents techniques that are innovative and down-to-earth. Drawing from a range of meditation methods, she’s responsive to her audience and tailors each presentation to their needs.
Author of ‘Meditations on the Fridge’ and creator of Lovegarden Meditations App, Tarika has utilized her gifts to establish herself as an inspirational leader among groups and individuals for over two decades.
She’s a meditation instructor for Stanford University’s Health Improvement Program and has guided meditations for a range of organizations including Google, eBay, Oracle, Genentech, and Cavallo Point.
Listen to an interview with Tarika to learn how meditation can transform your relationship with your body and food.