Coogee Buddhist Group

Try This Right Now

On Tue, 6 August, 2013 - 10:39
dharmalata's picture
Dear Meditator

I invite you to do the following – right now – wherever you are:

Read the following and then do it:

1. Stop what you’re doing

2. Find your gentle breathing process

3. Be with it for several breaths

4. Let your whole body soften and enjoy the softness and stillness

5. Think of one thing you did well today and appreciate yourself for doing / manifesting it

There, you go – a mini meditation that incorporates both mindfulness and metta (kindness)

Well done on that too ……

Here’s another piece out of Deepak Chopra’s article on meditation:

Meditation Helps You Create Harmonious Relationships

When you’re feeling balanced and centered, it is much easier to respond rather than react, to be present with a client or co-worker and really listen to what they are saying and what they may need.

As you meditate on a regular basis, you develop what is known as “witnessing awareness” – the ability to calmly and objectively observe a situation, notice when you are being triggered, and consciously choose how you want to respond. The ability to be present and aware is valuable in the workplace and every other area of your life.

We will be doing the Mindfulness of Breathing practice this week

And advance notice of our first retreat to be held at The Sydney Buddhist Centre’s retreat centre over the weekend of October 12th and 13th.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to drop a little deeper into the two practices we do and strengthen our friendships with one another.

Please put it into your diaries and there will be more details to follow

Much metta


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lokabandhu's picture
thank you, i needed that! and you’ve reminded me it’s time for lunch over here in the UK…!
dharmalata's picture
You are so welcome brother. We watched Clear Vision footage and looked at photos on this website on our order day on the weekend. I rejoiced in yours and Candradasa’s merits.

Very moving to share Bhante’s arrival and the ‘Place of Practice’ film

Keep up the great work

Much metta