Meditation

Students in their second or third year who intend to continue with their studies are invited to take up the practice of meditation. This has been found to dramatically increase inner peace, stability, happiness and clarity of mind for use in everyday living.

The meditation which the School offers is from the Advaita tradition and was introduced to the West in the 1960’s. It is a mantra meditation, where a single sound or word is gently repeated in the mind and can be practiced at home sitting quietly in an ordinary chair.

Meditation is introduced to students individually in a short, traditional ceremony and it is recommended that students meditate twice a day. Although the period of time for meditation is not prescriptive, the School suggests half an hour twice daily. All students are welcome to have one to one tutorials with their meditation tutor and receive guidance on a regular basis.

Students are introduced to the practice by the School of Meditation, with whom we have a close relationship. The School of Meditation is a registered charity funded by donations and its purpose is to make meditation readily available to anyone who wants it. Students wishing to take up the practice are asked to make a donation to it.

“People who meditate begin to discover a deeper aspect of life and an ease, a joy, a happiness which is not dependent on other circumstances.” Being oneself – The School of Meditation

thought for the week

“You live that you may learn to love. You love that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of man.”

Mikhail Naimy (1889 – 1988) Lebanese author and poet