Meditation Practices 2018-06
These practices were done at the weekly guided meditation sessions in June and July 2018.
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1. Inner preparation
2. Breathing practice
Fill the mind with the thought:
I SIT IN THE DIRECT LIGHT AND STILLNESS OF PURE BEING
Imagine that you are in the presence of all-pervading light and perfect stillness, that underlies all our experience. You are bathed in that light and stillness.
4. Meditation on a text
I AM THE POWER WHICH GUIDES THE MIND.
I AM THE SOURCE OF PEACE, HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM
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. [About six minutes.]
More about meditating on a text
5. Closing offering
Extend thoughts of unconditional goodwill to all. [One minute]
Here is a recording of a guided meditation session with these practices, led by the Warden at Shanti Sadan.
This version has been edited to focus on the practices and it could be followed for our own daily meditation (21 mins)
This is the whole session, including the introduction and more on the principles behind meditation. (38 mins)
You may find it helpful to listen to this version at least once.
For more on how to meditate see this section on daily meditation practice.