Open Meditation

Open Meditation is a non-religious approach to meditation. We welcome any one who wants to sit in stillness with us. You don’t have to be an expert and we don’t teach a specific method. What we offer is a quiet place to practice open awareness, mindfulness, silent prayer, single-pointed attention or contemplation. We are open to all faiths and non-faiths.

The word ‘meditation’ brings up many images:
To some it is a Buddhist practice, to some it is a stage on a journey from sacred reading towards prayer and contemplation. To others it conjures up the picture of a bearded man sitting cross-legged in front of an entrance to a cave or high on a mountain top. Climbing the mountain and reaching him is part of the arduous journey toward self-fulfilment. Once we meet him we ask, “What is the meaning of life?” or “How do we achieve happiness?” The all-knowing man tells us that the answer is ‘inside ourselves’ and can be found through meditation.

Luckily we do not have to be an expert for meditation. A meditator is just you and me – involved in life and work, seeking time with others to reflect on the purpose of our lives. You may sit on a cushion, a chair, or lie down. Meditation can be a guide for our individual or our collective journey.

We invite you to take this journey of meditation with us. Maybe you will find the answers to your questions or the questions that don’t need an answer. We offer you a space of stillness and safety.

Free or donation
Everybody is welcome
When Monday evenings 20.20h – 21.30h
Where 3 Montpelier Avenue, Ealing – London W5 2XP, Ring the bell of NAOS Institute
More Info jaap@naos-institute.com or send a text message to: 07827923134