14th September 2019
This was our ninth session at Broad Oak Village Hall
We welcomed Tessa and Caroline to the community.
We randomly picked a mini practise to focus on. Tessa picked ‘Whole Body’
We practised our normal Sitting Meditation and Walking Meditation.
and then tea was was served…
We discussed discussed the gata ‘Aware of my whole body’ and how it sits at the beginning of the sutra, after the Scan and before feelings.
Really awareness of whole body is part of the four ‘physical’ gatas; breath, rhythm of breath, scan and then awareness of the whole body.
The key word here is ‘whole’ meaning complete, entire, unfragmented… you get the idea I hope. When we are aware of our bodies in day to day life we are often thinking of parts of them.
We have visited each part of the body, one at a time during the ‘Scan’ gata, so now we are thinking of bringing it all together. ‘I am one complete thing’ hopefully this will give you a sense of completeness and stability. Certain that you are all these bits together as one entity.
It is helpful to have a sense of certainty and stability before moving on to more intangible concepts, like feelings and mind.
I have added this resource so that you can remind yourself of all the content covered to date.
We will repeat the practise over and over, so there is no need to go back.
I have booked the hall every Saturday now throughout September.
If you have enjoyed meditating as a group tell your friends. Everyone is most welcome.