Meditation Practices 2018-5
These practices were done at the weekly guided meditation sessions in April-May 2018, and in Edinburgh on 15 September 2018
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1. Inner preparation
2. Breathing practice
This practice is done in three stages.
4. Meditation on a text
EVERY MIND IS LIT WITH ETERNAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
MY SELF IS THAT CONSCIOUSNESS,
INFINITE, SELF-ILLUMINED, EVER ACHIEVED.
Repeat the text silently a few times until the meaning is grasped, then focus the attention that. If the mind wanders off, firmly and gently bring it back to the text and the meaning. [About six minutes.]
More about meditating on a text
5. Closing offering
Extend thoughts of unconditional goodwill to all. [One minute]
Listen to or view a guided session with these practices
Here are recordings of a meditation session including these practices, led by the Warden at Shanti Sadan.
This version has been abridged to focus on the practices, and it could be followed for our own daily meditation.
This is the full-length recording, with an introduction and further commentary on the purpose of meditation according to the non-dual teachings. You may find it helpful to listen to this version at least once (42 mins).
Here is the original version, in movie format:
For more on how to meditate see this section on daily meditation practice.