We meet every Tuesdays evening to meditate together. Usually the meditation can be guided in Norwegian or English depending on who participates. The exceptions is one Tuesday each month where we receive new participants in Norwegian and all instructions are given only in Norwegian. One Tuesday each month the meditation will be guided in English and we give more detailed instructions for new participants in English.
We meet at Rinzai zensenter in Grønlandsleiret 31 (next to the paint store), between ground floor and 1st floor.
All your questions are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we practice mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the core of what we’re doing. Our practice is inspired by a Buddhist tradition as it is taught the Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn. We practice being present in the moment – every single moment. What do we do at our meetings? A regular meditation session will include various activities, and the order will vary from group to group and time to time. A regular Tuesday meeting in Oslo could for example look like this:
- Deep relaxation
We lie on the floor with blankets to keep warm and comfortable. We are guided through quiet verbal instructions to bring our attention to the body and its presence in the room.
- Guided meditation
We find a comfortable seating position (either on a cushion on the floor, a stool or a chair). One person in the group gives easy instructions to guide us in the meditation. The aim is to focus our attention at the moment, and to be present here and now.
- Walking meditation
We meditate by walking quietly and directing our attention towards the contact between the foot and the floor.
- Silent meditation
We sit together and meditate in silence.
- Tea and conversation
Each of these items may last between 15 to 30 minutes. The complete session typically lasts for a bit more than two hours.