25th January 2020
This was our nineteenth session at Broad Oak Village Hall.
Welcoming three new members, we had the biggest group yet;
so we refreshed our understanding of the basic framework.
We practised the Sitting Meditation and also our Walking Meditation.
and then we all had tea …
I explained the framework of the Anapanasati or ‘Full Awareness of Breathing’ sutra that we use as a basis for our sitting meditation. Adjacent is the film I made to walk through the first steps of the meditation.
If you haven’t taken a look yet, you can see a whole page on the Anapanasati sutra here, including TNH’s translation of the original text.
If you have practiced for a while, then it may be of benefit to read an original text and have a think about what it means to you.
In the end our mindfulness journeys are all a unique experience in which we must make our own judgements.
Those who joined us this week may have noticed I have sneaked in a few new words and phrases.
Here is a recording of this new version of a familiar theme.
Thank you for your ongoing support
It is accessible and clear, providing simple instruction in every aspect of meditation.
I still listen to Andy’s ‘Everyday Headspace’ and it is very insightful.
There is a subscription to pay but it is worth every penny.
I am breathing in
I am breathing out
My breathing is natural
My breathing is soft
I am aware of my whole body
I calm my body
I am aware of my feelings
I calm my feelings
I am Alive
I am free
I am aware of my mind
I calm my mind
I am meditating
I am content
Followed by the 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th February …
If you have enjoyed meditating as a group, tell your friends.
Everyone is most welcome.