Break The Norms (BTN) is a place for meditation, self-discovery and transformation.At Break The Norms, we nurture the seeds of consciousness in you, guiding you to rediscover your divinity and tap into your infinite potential. BTN conducts a variety of meditation classes and workshops for spiritual seekers from all walks of life and all levels of meditation experience. BTN offers a variety of personal development programs to uplift your soul and transform your overall being. We use sacred teachings of ancient Eastern traditions of healing, meditation and transformation. The purpose of BTN is simple: To awaken individuals from their unconscious slumber. We aim to hit hard on the conditioned, accepted ways of thinking. We hold the following guiding principles close to us:
Be Ignorant. Be Empty. Be Aware.:An excessive amount of clout or hubris stalls our spiritual journey. One who believes they know everything, actually has much to learn. At BTN, we believe one must be ignorant, empty and aware; living in a childlike state of curiosity and open-mindedness. Trust the process. Open yourself up as a student of spirituality. This is when limitless possibilities occur. By letting go of our default ways of thinking and becoming empty enough to receive novel mindsets, we move forward in our desired direction. We must unlearn what we know in order to move ahead.
Acceptance.:It is our guiding principal. We believe we must accept everything in this universe exactly as is. It is crucial to realize that everything is sacred, despite our mental labels or conventional understanding. Our enemies, our challenging situations, our living and non-living counterparts are all sacred. Ancient texts assert that there are five evils of human nature that obstruct the spiritual path: Kam (lust), Krodh (rage), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment) and Ahankar (ego). We at BTN, challenge this mindset and instead treat these so-called evils as ‘constructive powers.’ With acceptance of these aspects as they are, we release the cyclic hold that they have on us. By honoring their sanctity, we allow increased opportunity and growth for our own spiritual and personal development. If we repress and avoid these powers, we create more resistance, which in turn creates more unwanted attraction. After all, what you resist persists!
Rebelliousness is Key.:This requires complete sacrifice of oneself with a complete overcoming of the ego-self. Essentially, you are removing what is in the way of you and the universe, and that is a sacred life's journey. To be spiritual is to be rebellious. One must pierce though his or her inner self and all its conditioned thoughts to connect with the universe. An individual must have the courage to fight for enlightenment and remove the false clutter. Reprogramming is only possible through rebelliousness. When you know how to use it, rebellion can be a virtue. The most revered monks held steadfast to this principle.
BTN's home is on Long Island in Hicksville, New York. The energy on Long Island is peaceful and serene but also encompasses the hustle and bustle of city-living. However, with the rapid expansion of consciousness, BTN needed more room to grow. BTN found another place to call home. On the beautiful West Coast of America there lies a place of glamour and glitz; Los Angeles, California, -'The Entertainment Capital of the World'. Los Angeles is a global center of business, international trade, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, and education. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. Los Angeles has been ranked the third richest city and fifth most powerful and influential city in the world. The state of California is known for its iconic town of Hollywood which leads the world in the creation of television and stage production, motion pictures, video games, and recorded music. The importance of the entertainment industry to the state of California has led many celebrities to call Los Angeles and its surrounding suburbs home. With the entertainment industry, however, also come some unsavory elements, as it truly is a different world with its own set of rules. Drugs are, unfortunately, very prevalent in Hollywood, as they equally are in New York City and areas of the like. It seems that cities with money and success at their forefront are the ones who need spirituality the most. Constant work and excessive ambition are also completely energy-draining; leaving people feeling empty and burnt-out. Without meditation and a general knowledge of well-being, how will we go on? Everything and everyone has their breaking point and the pressure on working-people now-a-days seems almost too much to bear. It was clear that Break The Norms needed to start a fire of awareness in Los Angeles and spread the seeds of higher consciousness.
This is how Break The Norms has expanded across our great nation; making our mission one of peace and empowerment. The time has come to expand the awareness of humanity, whether you call New York City your home or Los Angeles or anyplace in between. We are living in precarious times and it is imperative to seek out that which is most important in this life and remember who we are. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, learning lessons of love on Earth. Yes, money is essential to survival and you need money just to breathe these days. Yes, success is wonderful and achievable... but so is enlightenment. The key is to be in this world, but not of this world. There is a way to balance both worldly success and spirituality. It is possible to achieve your wildest dreams of success and still nourish your soul, leading to a happy and fulfilling existence.
Now that's Breaking The Norms!
Here's the contact info of LA
BTN Los Angeles:
9107, Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 424-666-1BTN (286)