Lohan meditation meetings
On the first Thursday of each month we host our free Lohan meditation meeting. All members and members guests are welcome to attend. Starting at 9:30pm and ending at 10:30pm. Lohan is a faith practice handed down to us from the Buddhist system through the teaching of the Bodhidharma the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th century.
Social time | 9:15pm - 9:30pm
Getting comfortable in an environment is essential for the early stages of meditation. If everyone aims to meet at 9pm for a quick social chat with a small cup of Chinese tea. It's good to arrive on time for the meditation and prep. Don't panic if you're late, life can put obstacles in your way. Just be quiet and try not to distract the meditating group.
Meditation meeting | 9:30pm - 10:30pm
In the meditation meetings room we use many meditation methods, the aim is to choose the best one for you. We also challenge you as you advance in your meditation, helping you progress.
First you start with light meditation techniques to help you relax and enjoy yourself. We practice light meditation in our monthly meetings. You are then encouraged to choose your method, then use it to achieve a deep meditation. We can help you with this. A deep meditation is a fully realise spiritual communion with your deep spiritual self. Being too intense an experience within a group setting, we normally teach this outside of our monthly meetings.
Meditation mentor appointment
If we can, we are happy to offer you a meditation mentor. They will have you try different meditation methods, some will work better for you than others. In time you will have a tailored meditation program. Your mentor will assist in making your meditation environment feel comfortable and safe. Try to be openminded to their suggestions, often the best meditation method is not obvious.
Methods may include:-
- Standing meditation
- Laying meditation
- Seated meditation
- Kneeling meditation
- Focused breathing
- Small repetitive movements
- Corporeal reinforcement
- Kyōsaku or Keisaku