Sunday, November 09, 2008

Meditation

I have finally found a meditation group to join. They meet every Thursday at Gorse Hill, the lovely centre on the side of Bray Head which I have mentioned in other posts. The women who run the group are students of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Zen Master and Peace Worker. I only knew of him vaguely but have become very interested in his teachings. The bell is used for meditation, also walking (indoors and out) and CDs by the gentle-voiced teacher himself. There is also sangha (community) sharing. It's so much easier to meditate in a group. The mind wanders less, as if it is anchored by the presence of others. [photo credit: www.plumvillage.org]

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