Silent mindfulness day on Nov. 24

More inf in the calendar, here

Mindfulness retreat with Thay Doji near Oslo February 2018

In February Thay Doji comes from France to Norway and will lead a retreat from the 15th to 20th of February. A two-day retreat is available for beginners. See this calendar post for more information: https://dharmagruppa.no/?ai1ec_event=retreat-in-english-with-thay-doji&lang=en&instance_id=2189


Meditation in Oslo Autumn 2018 – including introductory courses

Introductory courses are planned for November and December. New participants are also welcome to the retreat in Hemsedal in September. For more details, see the calendar.

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 is available here: http://heimvegen.no/2018/07/13/haust-retreat-28-30-september.

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.

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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