Monday Night Vipassana Meditation Class

Photos

Photo 1 (Buddha Rupa)

 

Yogis are sitting in front of this Buddha image.

 They are practising Buddhanussati (Recollection of the 9 Virtues of the Buddha)

Iti pi so Bhagava :

Araham

Samma-sambuddho

Vijja-carana Sampanno

Sugato

Lokavidu

Anuttaro Purisa-damma-sarathi

Sattha deva-manussanam

Buddho

Bhagava ti

 

Thus indeed is the Blessed One :

He is the Holy One (Accomplished Destroyer of Defilements),

Fully Enlightened (Omniscient).

Endowed with clear vision/knowledge and virtuous conduct,

Sublime (Well-gone),

The Knower of the worlds,

The incomparable Leader/Master of men to be tamed,

The Teacher of gods and men,

The Enlightened One

The Blessed One.

 

 

 

Photo 2(Practising loving-kindness meditation)

Yogis are practising metta bhavana (loving-kindness meditation)

 

Yogis radiate loving-kindness mentally : 

  1. May I be free from enmity and danger.
  2. May I be free from mental suffering.
  3. May I be free from physical suffering.
  4. May I take care of myself happily.

 

  1. May all beings be free from enmity and danger.
  2. May they be free from mental suffering.
  3. May they be free from physical suffering.
  4. May they take care of themselves happily.

 

Download the full text and recitation of metta chanting.

 

 

Photo 3 (Group sitting meditation)

 

Yogis are practising sitting meditation. 

  1. Make a mental note or say to yourself “rising” when the movement of the abdomen rises as you breathe in.

  2. Make a mental note or say to yourself "falling" when the movement of the abdomen falls as you breathe out.

  3. When your mind wanders or thinks, you should note “wandering,wandering, wandering" or "thinking, thinking, thinking" and then go back to the rising and falling of the abdomen as the natural primary object.

Photo 4 (Walking meditation)

 

 

A yogi is practising walking meditation.

  1. Brisk walking  :  Note right step, left step.

  2. Noting 2 parts of a step  :  Note lifting and placing.

  3. Noting 3 parts of a step  :  Note lifting, pushing and placing.

 

When you are standing, make a mental note or say to yourself “standing, standing, standing”.

 

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