We’ll start this Wednesday evening by listening to Stephen Batchelor speaking about the practice of meditation as an opportunity to stop, and then share our thoughts on what he said. Before you come along, please listen to this short talk:
And while you’re listening, here are the questions we’ll be using to kick off the discussion:
◼︎ What did you notice about the rhythm of your breathing?
◼︎ Are you trying to stop all thoughts? If so, why?
◼︎ What does an opportunity to stop mean to you?
◼︎ If mindfulness of breath is not the foundation of your meditation practice, what is?
◼︎ What does the acronym ELSA stand for? Do you find this useful?
◼︎ If you were to speak about mindfulness with someone would you use ELSA? If so, how?
This talk was given at a London Insight daylong retreat on 7 June 2015.