Meditation Practices 2018-03
These practices were done at the weekly guided meditation sessions in March and April 2018
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1. Inner preparation
We sit in reverence for that deeper reality present in our own being and pervading the whole cosmos . [About one minute.]
More on preparing for meditation.
2. Breathing practice
Breathe slowly and deeply, drawing up the in-breath as if from the navel to the space between the eyebrows. With each breath, say silently ‘I am light’. [About four minutes]
3. Dismissing thoughts
Give free scope to your mind to think, but whatever thoughts the mind brings before you, say calmly: ‘Not wanted now. You are passing clouds. I am the sun.’ [About five minutes]
4. Meditation on a text
ONE OCEAN OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXISTS
INFINITE, ALL LIGHT, ALL BLISS, EVER-ABIDING.
THAT AM I.
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 recording has been abridged, and we could follow it for our own daily practice (22 mins).
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.