Meditation

Join me in the online realm (via Zoom) for meditation from Hawaiian, Tibetan and Taoist traditions. Travelling inwards, travelling light! I offer guided meditations with explanation and Q&A along with Taoist Training. You can arrange these as one-to-one sessions or as a group. From December 2021 I will also offer in-person sessions. 

 

Hawaiian Ho’oponopono: Forgiveness & Letting Go

Ho’oponopono is the ancient Hawaiian tradition of forgiveness and healing. Meaning “to make right”, through this gentle but profound practice we can release the ties that bind us to our difficulties, stepping away from blame and into love, aloha.

Forgiveness is healthy for our minds and bodies, helping us take responsibility for our thoughts and their effects and put down the burdens we carry. This meditation can be used to improve relationships between people, to ease difficult situations no matter how big, to forgive and love yourself, or even to help with more mundane issues.

I have used this with astonishing effects in my own life, from getting my printer to work again, clearing up a misunderstanding with someone that could not be solved with explanation, and releasing feelings like guilt, anger, and irritation in different circumstances.

I have learned this practice from three different teachers. I will offer a brief explanation and then a guided visualisation, with chants to open and close the practice, as well as a short version of Ho’oponopono that you can put into practice anytime, anywhere.

You’ll need a comfortable place to sit or lie down where you won’t be disturbed, and some water to drink afterwards. You can consider in advance if there’s a particular situation that needs love and forgiveness. If you’re not sure, you can do Ho’oponopono for yourself.

 


Breathing Space Meditation

I learned this meditation from Clive Holmes, a fantastic teacher from the Tibetan Buddhist and Mindfulness tradition. I’m grateful to be able to share it with you. You can learn more about Clive at www.cliveholmes.co.uk.

The 3 Minute Breathing Space is a simple but effective practice to restore the balance. Clive recommends doing it at work if you’re stressed, even pretending to take a phone call so you won’t be disturbed! It’s quick enough to fit into all kinds of situations but potent enough to make a real difference. It can help you let go of work worries before reconnecting with home life, give peaceful moments in a busy day, or keep you relaxed in a queue.

The 9 Minute Breathing Space is an expanded version, a way to gently grow your meditation practice into longer sessions. This meditation can flow out to fill the time you have available, giving a helpful structure and establishing your subtle awareness of thoughts, emotions, breath and body while connecting you with the peace within.

You’ll need a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed, and some water to drink afterwards.

 

 

The Six Healing Sounds Meditation

This calming meditation from the Taoist tradition of ancient China uses mind, sound, breath and gentle movement to restore harmony to your whole being. We acknowledge and release emotions associated with different organs before breathing in the virtues of courage, wisdom, kindness, love, serenity and harmony. It’s the perfect way to end the day.

You’ll need a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed, and some water to drink afterwards.

This meditation connects with other meditations from the Taoist tradition, along with Qigong, Tai Chi, Five Element Theory, Chi Self-Massage and the meridians and pressures points of Shiatsu, and other beneficial practices. If you would like to learn how to use these versatile and effective tools in your own life then contact me to discuss Taoist Training.

 

 

The Inner Smile Meditation

In this energising meditation from the Taoist tradition of ancient China we journey into our inner space, smiling at our vital organs and cultivating compassionate connection. We enjoy a journey into nature at the same time, as I guide you through the seasons and directions, colours, totem animals, and the elements of fire, metal, wood, earth and water. Discover your internal universe and cultivate energy to flow through the rest of your day with a smile!

You will also receive access to the video recording for a week after the live meditation so you can go deeper and develop your connection with this practice. If you can’t make either the 8pm Tuesday session or the 11am Wednesday session, you can simply sign up and contact me to ask for the video link, so that you can enjoy the benefits of the Inner Smile at the perfect time for you.

You’ll need a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed, and some water to drink afterwards.

This meditation connects with other meditations from the Taoist tradition, along with Qigong, Tai Chi, Five Element Theory, Chi Self-Massage and the meridians and pressures points of Shiatsu, and other beneficial practices. If you would like to learn how to use these versatile and effective tools in your own life then contact me to discuss Taoist Training.