Ajahn Cittapalo suggested we count, 1 to 10, or select and visualise our favourite colour to meditate. Most of us focus on our breathing or bodies when we start or first learn to meditate. So counting or visualising a colour makes for a welcome change of pace. For beginners [and aren't we all] this is often a much easier way to start meditating. Ajahn explains how to do it and what will happen to most of us when we count or visualise our favourite colour.
Ajahn then gave us a very enlightened Dharma talk, so much so that the group lost track of time with no-one in a hurry to stop or go home.