Ajahn began with base instructions on how and why we meditate, keeping it nice and simple for the beginners and the more experienced alike. A refresher never hurts. Ajahn then led the full house through a 30 minute guided meditation.
“Nothing to do. Cars going by, clock ticking, body breathing. Nothing to do. We don’t need to do anything, just be a friendly observer.” Ajahn Cittapalo
After the meditation Ajahn offered this advice to beginners:- Don’t make it a chore or a burden, make it a pleasant, easy for you, experience. If you aren’t enjoying it, shorten the time. Gradually extend your meditation time, don’t make it a job.