Our practice is a simple one
We sit silently, in stillness, on chairs rather than on cushions on the floor, aware of whatever is happening for us at that moment.
Watching the breath as it enters and leaves the body, we may become aware of sounds, or sensations in the body, or take note of our thoughts and feelings.
If you’d prefer to sit on a cushion or a stool on the floor and you have what you need, you’re welcome to bring it.
Walking meditation is another practice we do from time to time, with instructions given before we start.
The first Wednesday of the month is Beginners’ Mind, which is great for people who’ve never tried meditation, as well as those of us who know that every time we sit it’s just like starting over. Download some really simple meditation instructions you can use at home here.
At the end of some of our sessions, we may spend four or five minutes reflecting on what happened during our meditation, journalling what we can recall, followed by discussion.
When we pause, and let our mind rest, we feel better – there’s no great mystery in this, the only mystery is why we don’t do it more often
While our evenings may include a short guided meditation, we always finish in good time for conversation, tea and biscuits.
If you find sitting meditation hard, download this PDF which outlines six additional ways you might try to meditate.