This 5 week course will present the Unifying Practice, in which three key methods – each of them a complete method of meditation in itself – are brought together into one practice. As with all other methods of meditation that have been presented, their purpose is to help the mind to rest undistracted.
First using an image of Buddha transforms our outer environment and acts on the level of the body. Second, chanting or reciting a mantra is related to the speech and purifies our inner world of sound, emotion and energy. Third, watching the breath pacifies the mind. Practising these methods in a gradual sequence enables us slowly to transform our thoughts, emotions and energy and become steadily more peaceful and more present. We present each of the three methods of the Unifying Practice and practise them in short sessions, both as complete methods in their own right and in combination. There will also be time for discussion and Q/A.
You can listen to the mantra and download it here.
|Week 1||Introduction to the Unifying Practice|
|Week 2||Looking at an Object or Image|
|Week 3||Chanting or Listening to a Mantra|
|Week 4||Watching the Breath|
|Week 5||How to use Unifying Practice Skillfully|