Next class: Wednesday 17 April 2024

7 pm London UK

8 pm Paris Central Europe

Weekly – by invitation only.

The meditation classes are for people who are already training in Adaptation Practice, have been shown how to sit in meditation, and have been given the practice notes for sitting meditation.

Regular attendance

Regular attendance is necessary for training in Adaptation Practice. If it is not possible to attend you can ask by email for an individual talk.

Confidentiality

We all have different reasons for training in Adaptation Practice. Nobody else will know why you are doing the Practice and you should not assume you know why anyone else is doing it.

We do not talk about ourselves or express our opinions or ideas. Nor do we talk later about the people we meet in these classes.

Programme

Classes will start promptly at the time stated. We sit for 30 minutes followed by a talk on the Practice.

Be ready before we start

Make sure you are already sitting in meditation posture on an upright chair or on a mat on the floor (only if you can sit with both knees on the mat as shown in the notes), with the camera turned on and the microphone turned off and all other unessential gadgets that would cause a disturbance or distraction have been turned off, such as mobile devices, email, alarm clocks. And do not have pets in the room.

 

Be sitting ready before the bell sounds and then hold the posture, keeping still with eyes slit open facing down, until the bell sounds again and you are invited to sit comfortably.

The camera should be far enough away to show the upper half of your body. It must be stable, not held in the hand—the hands are held together on the lap.

Once the bell sounds try your best to keep still. This might be difficult for some of us but we can try – and in any case do not scratch or fidget or be seen or heard yawning. Keep still until the bell has been sounded three times and you have been invited to sit comfortably.

Throughtout the talk sit up straight with hands together and avoid fidgeting and scratching. Do not get up and leave and do not turn the camera off until the session has finished. This is all part of the Practice.

Do not send any messages or comments of any kind in the ‘Chat’ function on Zoom. Regard it as ‘out of bounds’.

At the end of the meditation period you will be invited to sit comfortably – you can relax but still sit up straight and try to keep still. Remember that posture and composure are fundamental to practice. Keep quiet and reasonably still throughout the talk. If there is time for questions you will be invited to ask them.

If you arrive late wait until you are admitted to the session and make sure you are already sitting ready for meditation as above.

We do not eat or drink anything during these sessions.

Please email at least a day before to say you will or will not be attending.

If you have any personal questions you can ask them by the usual email address or arrange to meet online.

Donations

If you would like to make a donation to help with the running costs of Adaptation Practice, including these meditation classes, please write to donation@adaptationpractice.org