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[Report] Meditation with a Monk (9th March 2021)

On Tuesday, 9th March 2021, we held an online meditation tour with the cooperation of a monk from Washu.

< Program >
9:00-10:00 About Meditation / Mantra Chanting / Meditation / Q&A
10:00-11:00 Discussion

First, we had a lecture about breathing, voice, and meditation from the monk. Then we had 20 minutes of chanting a mantra, 10 minutes meditation with being conscious of breathing and Q&A. After the monk had left, we had discussion time and shared the impression and experiences about the meditation.

Some international students studying peacebuilding had learned at alma mater that meditation is effective in the treatment of PTSD, and that was why they wanted to experience meditation through this tour. A participant who practices meditation on a daily basis shared the experience that meditation reduced the blood pressure. It was not only valuable as a cultural experience, but also an opportunity to respond to academic interests and get hints for comfortable daily life.
Participants: 8

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