ShamathaMeditation, "the practice of peacefully abiding"
Shamatha meditation is a traditional and time-tested meditation style said to have been practiced by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago!
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At the same time, Shamatha is a meditation style based on simplicity, simply sitting on the ground, focusing on the breath.
The practice of meditation is the path of fearlessness, sanity, elegance, awareness, gratitude, stillness and compassion. It is whatever you need and unfolds for each person differently…
THERE IS NOTHING MORE HELPFUL THAN HAVING A PERSONAL MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR TO DISCUSS YOUR PRACTICE WITH.
A MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR IS NOT A GURU, THEY ARE TRAINED TO OFFER GUIDANCE TO FELLOW PRACTITIONERS.
THE TYPES OF THINGS WE MAY COVER IN A 1:1 MEDITATION SESSION:
A general review of your practice
Advice about setting up your home practice
Questions about posture or technique
Insights you have had during your practice
Obstacles that may be getting in your way of a regular practice
Your reasons for practicing meditation- identifying this can help you stay committed.
Working with emotions in meditation
Working with emotions in post-meditation (in daily life)
How to go deeper in your practice
Advice about practice during difficult life experiences
General conversation about the spiritual path