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It’s so simple but …….
Our two basic practices are so straightforward and the aims of each very clear:
Mindfulnes of our breath = Stopping and noticing
Metta Bhavana = Kindness to self and other
Lots of us don’t doubt the value of cultivating a mind secured by these qualities but we struggle to gain momentum and consistency in practising them.
So …….. just recognise this in a kindly, clear way. Find small, non-demanding moments and spaces in your day (or night) to touch base. To just be in your experience, whatever it is, and be present, be kind ………. then momentum is resumed
Maybe when your on a flight ……. use part of the flight to close your eyes, relax your body and just appreciate all the effort you’re making to live a good, fulfilled life. That’s doing the practice.
In a queue at the hot bread shop look at the person (or two) getting served in front of you and just wish them well … you’re doing the practice.
In traffic, turn off the stereo, take a deep breath and be with your driving and the world you are travelling through … you’re practicing
then, if you feel like it ………
Meditate with others …… maybe even us
Thursday 7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday 8 - 9 am
Dharmalata and Padmadakini
PS: If you are part of a family or would like to come along and support a family retreat you might like to join our next family retreat at our lovely, peaceful retreat centre Vijayaloka on the banks of The Georges River
Here’s a link to more information about it
Friday September 22 - 24