Ajahn Appi; “meditation is simple, developing the skill to meditate well, not so easy. It takes practice”. Ajahn then talked to us about the benefits of a good meditation highlighting many of the benefits.
Ajahn then guided us through a 30 minute meditation using several variations of breath meditation. To begin the meditation Ajahn asked us to focus firstly on the neutral object of the darkness we experience when we first begin our meditation with our eyes closed. By doing this we draw our attention away from our thoughts and feelings. Ajahn then changed the focus to our breathing in the full chest for a period of time then to the sensations around our mouths as we breath.
An easy meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.
Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.