The meditation was the second part of a local evening class at a Buddhist center. I’ve not been since the Metta Bhavana Session session a couple of weeks back due to work commitments and illness.
As the second half of the class began we had a few words on meditation while seated before entering the session.
As this was the second session we came straight into breathing awareness, and specifically counting on the out breath, “1” to “10” before restarting.
We had a suggestion to set our intention to practice. I took this to heart resolving to practice with enough effort to maintain attention.
I started the count on the out breath and found very strong focus and attention. My mind was not thinking much and I was not fed too many urgent sensations from the body. I did notice that I had to swallow a few times and take a deeper breath through the mouth instead of my nose. (This was not required in the first session)
We continued on to the next section where we were counting before the in breath. I used “in”, and “out” internally along with the count. This section again I completed without a loss of focus, a point that was not lost on me while I meditated, and ironically this noticing was the most likely thing to make me forget!
We entered the final section - awareness of breath with no count, I had a few thoughts pop up here and there, but attention remained to the end. I think given another ten or so minutes it would have started to get away, but as we finished, a pleasant relaxed energy remained along with some satisfaction regarding the two sessions.
|Meditiation Type||Awareness of Breath|
|Meditiation Position||Seated Tall Chair|
|Tags||Progress Relaxed Energy Refreshed Satisfaction Group Session|