What is a Mini Anapana meditation session?
At the ten-day residential meditation courses run by the Japan Vipassana Association (JVA), the first three-and-a-half days are spent observing the breath. This is called Anapana meditation.
Mini Anapana is a short summary of this technique which is taught in about 30 minutes. It was developed by Mr. S.N. Goenka for those who are interested in meditation and wonder what it involves, as well as those who are currently unable to take the time to attend a 10-day course but still wish to gain some experience of meditation. Sessions are taught using a recording of instructions given by Mr. S.N. Goenka.
At JVA Dhamma Bhanu, Mini Anapana meditation sessions are held on occasions such as Open House days at the center.
JVA Dhammadicca holds Mini Anapana sessions three times a year which are open to anyone to attend.
There are no charges for the session.
Those who have attended Mini Anapana meditation sessions in the past have commented that "After experiencing a small part of meditation, I feel that it is something I would be capable of doing," and "I hope to make time as soon as possible to take a course." Many have gone on to join ten-day courses.
Registration for Mini Anapana sessions run by JVA Dhammadicca opens approximately two-and-a-half months prior to each session.
September 2019 Mini Anapana Session in Tokyo
Date: September 21, 2019 (Sat.)
*Registration opens Aug 1 and closes Sep 13.
Venue: IKE Biz Toshima Sangyo Plaza goo.gl/maps/U2td6SDV8Ms
*Attendance is limited to 34 participants.
9:50 Doors open and registration begins
10:20 Brief presentation about the meditation centre
10:30 Orientation and greeting from the Assistant Teacher
10:40 Mini Anapana meditation
11:15 Session ends
Due to the limited capacity of the venue, if you would like to attend please fill in the application form below, and email it to the Mini Anapana Meditation Session Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send to: email@example.com
Email subject: Mini Anapana meditation session application
I am applying to attend the Mini Anapana meditation session.
Gender: □ Male □ Female
Have you ever attended a Vipassana meditation course?
□ Yes □ No
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