Meditations 2019 July-August

These practices were done during July and August 2019 at the weekly guided meditation practice sessions at Shanti Sadan, and at the meeting in Copenhagen on 6 July 2019

Scroll down for a summary of the practices.

This is a recording of the whole session including an introduction to the purpose of these meetings. You will probably find it helpful to listen to this version at least once. (43 minutes)

This version is abridged to focus on the practices, and could be followed for our own daily meditation. (20 minutes)

1. Inner preparation

We turn our attention within in reverence and gratitude for this great opportunity for inner growth and unfoldment. [About one minute.]
More on the preparation for meditation

2. Breathing practice
Breathe consciously and a little more deeply than usual. As you are breathing in this way, say to yourself inwardly ‘Peace’.
[About five minutes]

3. Visualisation
Draw an imaginary line of light from the top of the forehead to the navel. Imagine this line to be a line of light and concentrate on it.  [About five minutes]

4. Meditation on a text

OM
MY MIND RESTS IN CONTEMPLATION
OF THE EVER SHINING LIGHT IN MY SOUL.
THAT LIGHT AM I.
OM

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]

For more on how to meditate see this section on daily meditation practice.