Lunchtime Buddhist Chanting Meditation 

Convener(s): Lawrence O’Connor

Participants: Tom, Shakira, Louise, Mary, Eve, Jennifer

Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:

Very enjoyable session in which we chanted together for fifteen minutes, led by Tom, preceded by a brief explanation of the phrase chanted: Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

Following the chanting, there was discussion about our responses to it.

Everyone agreed that the sound was very pleasing as was the activity of participating and that they felt increased sense of positivity.

Several observations were made about the positive, subtle interactions of breath, presence and sound.

We were to chant longer but Tom felt that the sound may be off-putting to some who are not engaged in the session and did not want to risk encouraging more people than necessary to have to obey ‘the law of mobility’ by leaving the building to get away from it.