This term, up until the end of December, we will be exploring our third meditation of the year, Just Sitting or Simply Being.
This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.
Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our experience?
The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate experience, simply what is here. It points towards the undivided nature of ‘just this’ or ‘what is’ – alive, immediate, intimate being, unhooked from the disturbing notions of self. It points us in the direction of a wholeness and an underlying ground of compassionate ‘thusness’.
Thoughts become just thoughts, sensations just sensations, feelings just feelings, the senses just the senses.
The Buddha encouraged us to live like this, “in the seen only the seen, in the sensed only the sensed, in the thought only the thought” and stated that “just this is the end of suffering”.
The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday lunchtimes.
With Naravira until October, with Bhadra and team October onwards.
An info graphic on the cycle of the Body-Mind.