Thay Phap Hai, a wonderful and experienced dharma teacher recorded this track at Deer Park Monastery last year for their regular podcast @ dpcast.org .
Here he shares the basics of how to sit, why we sit, and other elements of this practice. We learn how to be 'noble' and that every place you sit can be a place of awakening. You can also enjoy practicing the guided meditation included in the talk.
Marcher en méditant peut être très agréable. Nous nous promenons à pas lents, seuls ou avec des amis, si possible dans un très bel endroit. La méditation permet de vraiment apprécier la marche – nous ne marchons pas pour arriver quelque part, mais pour la marche elle-même.
Children can practice sitting meditation together in a circle.
You bring your pebbles in, and after having breathed in and out with the bell, you pick out four pebbles, and you put them on your left.
One of you will be the leader of sitting meditation. You invite the bell one time for people to breathe in and out, allow themselves the time to breathe in and out three times. And after having practiced three sounds of the bell, you begin your pebble meditation:
I would like you to draw four things for me:
The first thing is a flower, any kind of flower, just draw a flower; and I want you to draw the flower while breathing in and breathing out.
Draw any kind of flower, but enjoy doing so while breathing in and breathing out.