Oslo group

Meditation in Oslo Autumn 2018 – including introductory courses

Tuesday meditation starts again on August 14 at 18:00. All experienced participants and those who have completed an introduction course are welcome. Introductory courses are planned for August, November, and December. New participants are also welcome to the retreat in Hemsedal in September. For more details, see the calendar.

Last ordinary Tuseday meditation on May 22

Tuesday May 22 will have the end of term meditation. On the remaining Tuesdays of May and June there is an option for a simplified evening meditation: relaxation followed by a walking meditation and then a silent sitting meditation. Please contact Daniel Mørk (9849 2804) or Espen Ore (9139 0748) if you wish to attend

Autumn retreat in Hemsedal September 28 – 30

There will be a weekend retreat in Hemsedal led by Eevi Beck and Jem Winson September 28 – 30. More info will be available later.

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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