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Meditate in the Morning at NAMO

April 20, 2011

NAMO Yoga (and more) Community Space is offering Vipassana Meditation Sitting Practice every morning from 6:00 to 7:00 am.  The space itself opens at 5:45 am.  On Tuesday and Thursday they offer Anapanasati Meditation followed by Qi Gong.  For further information please go to http://www.namochiangmai.com/

Here is their schedule and blurb:

Vipassana Meditation group sitting practice (6:00am-7:00am/ Donation based)

Open Monday to Saturday 6:00am-7:00am

Meditation starts 6.00am, the studio is open from 5.45am. This is simple group sitting practice. Hide, who follows vipassana practice Thai Theravada tradition, will be there to sit with us.  He will also be available to answer questions.

Anapanasati Meditation & Qi Gong breathing exercise (7:30am-9:00am/ 200thb)

Open Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am-9:00am

200thb *yoga pass is available for this class

Anapanasati Meditation 7.30am-8am, Qi gong practice 8am-9am. The studio is open from 7.15am.

Anapana means simply; inhalation & exhalation, and Sati means mindfulness. Morning practice reflects the quality of the day. It creates the foundation of our condition.
When our mind is busy, this is similar as our house is not tidy, we don’t feel comfortable. And imagine you are going to do something in the house – Where are my cloths? Where is my pen? Where is the book I want to use? In the meditation practice, we simply try to taste our breath. When we start noticing the taste of the breath, we feel expanding space as tidy up our room, and contracting ourselves as sinking into cozy couch at home.

If it is just a house, we can stay outside or change the room/house. But we can’t escape from our mind/body. In Qi gong practice, you will be introduced the way how to cultivate body awareness as a one = whole. All movements are looking for integration to be wholesome.

Breathe, and you know that you are alive,
Breathe, and you know that all is helping you.
Breathe, and you know that you are the world,
Breathe, and you know that the flower is flower is breathing too.
Breathe for yourself, and breathe for the world,
Breathe in compassion, and breathe out  joy.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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