Meditation – the Innermost Heart of All
This is a recording of a guided set of meditation practices that we have been doing recently at Shanti Sadan.
There are two versions:
– a shorter one which could be followed each day for our own regular practice
– a longer one with some more explanation and guidance (you will probably find it helpful to watch this at least once)
A good way of doing our own daily meditation would be simply to follow this recording. It lasts 22 minutes.
This longer version includes an introduction to the principles of non-dual meditation and further guidance on the practices. (36 minutes) We suggest you watch this at least once.
You may like to read more about learning to meditate and taking up regular practice.
If you have any thoughts or questions about the practices, you are welcome to be in contact.
Summary of the Practices
1. Inner preparation
We begin by inwardly expressing reverence for the higher teachings, and to the supreme power which is the source of all.
We sit with calmness and openness to the unseen reality which pervades all things. [About one minute.]
More on the preparation for meditation
2. Breathing practice
Breathe a little more deeply and slowly, becoming aware of your breathing.
Then, as you breathe in, say inwardly, ‘I am light’, and as you breathe out, ‘I am free’. [Five minutes]
Bring your attention to the heart-centre. Imagine that there is the flame of a candle shining here. The flame is bright, upward pointing and still. Focus your mind on this flame. [Five minutes]
4. Meditation on a text
I ABIDE IN THE INNERMOST HEART OF ALL.
I AM THAT PERFECT CONSCIOUSNESS
WHICH KNOWS NO COMING OR GOING.
Repeat the text silently a few times until the meaning is grasped, then focus the attention on that. If the mind wanders off, firmly and gently bring it back to the text and the meaning. [Six minutes.]
More about meditating on a text
5. Closing offering
Extend thoughts of unconditional goodwill to all. [One minute]