Full-Lotus This is the traditional meditation posture. Both feet rests on the thighs. This requires considerable flexibility of the legs and may be difficult for most people without proper training.
Half-Lotus This posture is easier than the full lotus.The right foot rests on the left thigh. The hands rest on the lap with palms turned upwards. The eyes are kept lightly closed.
Cross-Legged This is a fairly easy posture. The legs are folded and both feet rest on the floor. Sitting on a carpet or a folded blanket will ease the pressure on the legs.
Using a cushion A cushion about 4-6 inches high will be helpful to maintain above postures. It is important not to lean against the wall and to keep the spine straight, which helps concentration.
Using a stool Those who find it difficult to sit cross legged can use a stool or a straight back chair
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There will be meditation sessions held at the Vihara every Tuesday 10-11 am and Saturday 3-4pm
The last Wednesday meditation class this year will be on 21 December, and start on 11 January 2023 *****************************************
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Wearing of masks is no longer a legal requirement and maintaining social distance is a personal choice.
The Vihara is now open to the public, however one must be mindful that we are not entirely free of the virus.
Therefore the Trustees of the Vihara are of the view that caution should be maintained to safeguard the welfare of the resident monks. For the time being, the number of supporters wishing to visit the Vihara for worship and dana need to be limited.
Please contact the resident monks to arrange times and numbers attending. Guidelines on use of face masks and hand sanitising is kindly requested of the visitors.