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Type: Metta Bhavana
Read Time: 2 mins
Today the pre-sitting walking meditation took around ten minutes. This session had a nice feel today. I found good mindfulness of the walking sensations. As we came to sit, I enjoyed a pleasant calm and looked forward to the practice. […] It had been a long time since I did a Metta Bhavana … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
Tonight I Attended a local Buddhist centres evening class. Having been on a slight break from the normal routing I was curious about how I might find it. This I believe had at least lowered my expectations, which I believe might be a good thing. […] Before we take to our seats for the mindful … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
Following the previous two sessions (links below) we had a final session of mindful breathing. This is after a tea break and it starts with a few general questions. Part of this discussion talked about the balance and finding the right attention if you are sleepy or too alert. Given this is exactly … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This was the main session at a local Buddhist meditation evening. Today was mindfulness of breath. This session followed immediately after the walking meditation. I felt relaxed as I set up my chair. On sitting we did a body scan, noting points of contact and drifting through the body. I settled in … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
This session was part of a meditation evening at a local Buddhist center. They often start with a session of walking around 10-15 minutes in a slow circle around the room. Noticing my mind was wandering a little as continued to walk I started to keep a count with “1”, “2”, … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
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 … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
The meditation was the first 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. It was good to be back this week and the session was awareness of breath. (It alternates between … Read More →
Type: Metta Bhavana
Read Time: 2 mins
Following the previous walking meditation I was quite ready to sit down and do Metta Bhavana. I Used a firm backed chair and raised the back two legs very slightly to help maintain a straight spinal position. We started by briefly scanning awareness over the body. I maintained fair attention but had … Read More →