Come & go as you please!
Welcome, Kia ora, Namaste
Freedom to meditate in your own way
WELCOME everyone to our meditation space on Sundays at the Yoga & Qigong School of Sumner. No matter whether it is your first meditation or you have done meditation before, this is an open space for everyone and you can sit as long as you like, for just 5 minutes or the whole time and come & go as you please. You can also just lie down, relax, and enjoy the stillness amidst the Sumner village hustle & bustle outside.
A cost contribution is much appreciated. If you can, please support the group with $5 to help cover the costs for the hire of the hall.
COVID prevention & Traffic Light System update:
Since I am not vaccinated and as long as we are in the Traffic Light System Adrienne has offered to host meditation! BIG thanks to Adrienne for keeping it going! Please note: It is the policy of the Sumner Yoga School to only allow vaccinated people in there at ANY stage of the Traffic Light System! So please bring your 'My vaccine pass' and also a cushion to sit on. This rule will be reviewed at the end of May.
This group is about freedom to do meditation your own way - no strings attached, nothing to comply with, no religious orientation involved. If you do have a religious orientation, which you prefer to follow, you are welcome to do so, of course. Our group offers a space of openness, tolerance, and inspiration in the spirit of oneness.
Short guided meditations are available as a recording for everyone new to meditation. Please ask your host to play those if you are interested. The guided meditations offer basic instructions about how to sit, about breathing, and some other basic recommendations to get you started. Each of the two guided meditations is about 15 minutes in duration, with 15 minutes of Tibetan Bowl sounds in-between to help with silent meditation. Again, you are free to leave anytime you had enough.
During the remaining time, we usually sit in silence - often with the beautiful Tibetan Bowl sounds, OM chanting, nature sounds, or other suitable music in the background.
The two guided meditations for beginners are spoken by Russell Delman and we have his permission for using his recordings for our group (www.russelldelman.com). There is no further affiliation with Russell Delman and his teachings. He simply is offering beautifully pure and basic guided meditations, presenting them with a pleasant voice to listen to.
The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.
More about our Sunday Meditation
Bolsters, blankets and chairs from the yoga school are available for your usage. You are welcome to bring your own items, of course. Please note: COVID Level 2 requires you to bring your own cushion etc.
You can sit or lie down and simply relax, please choose whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Falling asleep is alright too and a sign of stress release & deep relaxation - even the Dalai Lama has said that sleep is a form of meditation.
The Yoga & Qigong School of Sumner is a beautiful place with good energy and a long Yoga tradition of over 30 years. We enjoy this special space for the Sunday meditation and also doing it together as a group has an enhancing effect. It is said that the good energy created by a group meditating together is always bigger than the sum of the same number of people meditating individually by themselves.
Due to its location, we called it the Sumner Meditation Group. The Sunday Meditation was started in 2012 and has seen many people attending over the past 10 years, for whom meditation was a first experience.
See you on a Sunday!
Looking forward to meeting you!
You acknowledge that you are participating and practising at your own risk.