Guided Meditations – The Light of the Mind
This is a set of guided meditation practices.
It is one of a selection on this site that we can discover and take up regularly if we wish to.
It is recommended that we choose a set of practices and stay with them for a given time. More on how and why to practice meditation regularly.
There are two versions:
– the full session including an introduction and guidance on each practice. It is warmly recommend to watch this one at least once in order to benefit most from the practices.
– a shortened version with the practices which could be followed repeatedly as a way of doing our own regular meditation.
This is the full session (40 minutes). Watching this at least once will help us gain most from the practices.
This is the edited version (21 minutes). A good way of doing our daily meditation would be to simply follow this recording.
Read more on meditation practice.
If you are doing the practices and have any thoughts or questions, you are welcome to contact us.
Summary of the Practices
1. Inner preparation
Let us sit in serenity and reverence for these teachings, and reverence also for our own deeper, infinite nature, awaiting discovery as our true self. [About one minute.]
More on the preparation for meditation
2. Breathing practice
Turn your attention to your breathing process.
Breathe slowly and a little more deeply than usual.
As you breathe in this way, say to yourself the word “light”.
[About five minutes]
Picture in your mind a sunrise.
See the sun appearing on the horizon, moving slowly upwards.
At the same time, your surroundings gradually brighten, until the sun itself becomes a mass of dazzling splendour.
[About five minutes]
4. Meditation on a text
THE LIGHT WHICH ANIMATES MY MIND
ANIMATES THE SUN AND THE STARS ALSO
THAT LIGHT IS BLISS
THAT LIGHT AM I
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.