Oslo group

Meditation in Oslo Spring 2018 – start and introductory courses

Tuesday meditation starts again on January 9 at 18:00. All experienced participants are welcome. For more details, see the calendar In January, March, and Maywe will offer an introductory cours for new participants. See the calendar for more information. Afterwards you are welcome to join our regular Tuesday meetings.

All your questions are welcome at post@dharmagruppa.no

We meet at Rinzai zensenter in Grønlandsleiret 31 (next to the paint store), between ground floor and 1st floor.

Mindfulness retreat with Thay Doji in Oslo April 6-11

In April Thay Doji comes from France to Oslo and will lead a retreat over 5 days from April 6 to April 11. It is possible to participate only Monday – Sunday (April 6 – 8)
SWhere: Rinzai-zensenter , Grønlandsleiret 31 i Oslo.
The retreat will be in English but Norwegian translations will be made if there is a wish for it. See also the calendar: Spring retreat 2018

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.

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