Meditations 2018 October
These meditation practices were done at the weekly guided meditation sessions during October and November 2018.
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1. Inner preparation
2. Breathing practice
3. Dismissing Thoughts
Give free scope to your mind to think, but whatever idea the mind brings before you, say: “It is an illusion. I do not want it.” [About five minutes.]
4. Meditation on a text
O MY MIND,
FIND REST IN THAT MOST BLESSED PEACE
THAT IS EVER WITHIN THEE
AND FOLLOW NOT AFTER THAT
WHICH IS TRANSIENT.
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 is the whole session, including the introduction and more on the principles behind meditation. (40 mins)
You may find it helpful to listen to this version at least once.
This version has been edited to focus on the practices and it could be followed for our own daily meditation (21 mins)
For more on how to meditate see this section on daily meditation practice.