Meditation Practices 2018 08
These meditation practices were done at the weekly guided meditation sessions during August and September 2018.
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1. Inner preparation
2. Breathing practice
Picture a blue, cloudless sky, extending all around you. Feel the freedom, vastness and purity of this great space. When other images enter the mind, let them dissolve in the blue sky.
4. Meditation on a text
THE UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS IS IN ME AND I AM THAT
PEACE AND LOVE FLOW FROM ME
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 are recordings 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.