I recently started a meditation group in Charlottesville. So far, we have done Khenchen Rinpoche, Konchog Gyaltsen’s practice of Om Ah Hung. There is a nice melody I attempt to follow as we do the practice. I also give a brief Dharma talk about setting proper motivation (Bodhicitta, altruistic mind) etc. In explaining the practice, saying some opening prayers and actually doing the practice, we can’t fit much more into 90 minutes.
It is good so far though. People have great questions and having been studying and attempting to practice the Dharma for over 12 years now, I can be ahead of the group without doing much preparation. Small groups as people are coming and going over the summer.
Speaking of which, I am actually going to be working and then traveling and I must miss 3 of the next 5 meetings. Nothing like starting a group and then saying, “here is a CD to listen to and follow along with. Good luck! I’ll see you in 2 months.” 🙂
Oh well. I am glad to have some adventures in my life – whether within or without.
The group meets 2 Thursdays a month. Comment if you are in the area and are interested!
May all beings be able to attend authentic spiritual teachers (I don’t count!) and find inner peace and happiness!