Meditation

Students in their second or third year who intend to continue with their studies are invited to take up the practice of mantra meditation. This has been found to dramatically increase inner peace, stability, happiness and clarity of mind.

The meditation which the School offers is from the Advaita tradition and was introduced to the West in the 1960’s when the Maharaj came to Britain and first introduced the practise to the Beatles.  A mantra meditation is where a single sound or word is gently repeated in the mind and can be practiced at home sitting quietly in an ordinary chair.

Meditation is introduced to students individually in a short, traditional ceremony and it is recommended that students meditate twice a day. Although the period of time for meditation is not prescriptive, the School suggests half an hour twice daily. All students are welcome to have short one to one sessions with a meditation tutor and receive guidance on a regular basis.

Students are introduced to the practice by The School of Meditation, with whom we have a close relationship. The School of Meditation is a registered charity funded by donations and its purpose is to make meditation readily available to anyone who wants it. Students wishing to take up the practice are asked to make a donation to The School of Meditation.

“People who meditate begin to discover a deeper aspect of life and an ease, a joy, a happiness which is not dependent on other circumstances.” Being oneself – The School of Meditation

The book “Being Oneself” is a helpful guide to finding out more about the practice of meditation and is available through Amazon.

thought for the week

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.  

Thich Nhat Hanh   (1926 – )  

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk