Daily Meditation Practices
Daily meditation is one of the main ways that can lead us from a theoretical understanding of the non-dual teachings to direct knowledge.
It is recommended to do meditation practice regularly, at a chosen time each day. See this for more on establishing a regular rhythm in meditation practice.
It is also helpful to do a structured meditation, with a set of practices that progresses step by step.
Follow the links on the left to structured meditation sets. Each of these could be taken up for a chosen time. There are recordings of sessions with the practices, and we could simply follow one of these for our own daily meditation.
Each of these could be done daily in about 20 minutes. They all include:
- an inner preparation (do this for about a minute)
- breathing exercise (about five minutes)
- visualisation practice (five minutes)
- meditation text (eight minutes)
- closing offering (one minute)
You might like to take up the practices that are currently being done weekly at Shanti Sadan. (These are changed roughly every 40 days.) Or you could choose another set that appeals to you. The important thing is to practice regularly and keep to the choice we have made for ourselves.
If you are doing some regular meditation and reflection on the non-dual ideas, you are welcome to contact us with any questions about the teachings, or for further suggestions about your practice.