Ki Meditation

Kneel or sit comfortably.

Expansion

Focus your attention on your One Point,

then your body close to it,

then notice more of your body around it

... how your whole body surrounds this point,

... as does everything you can see around you.

See now your place on this planet,

this World rotating,

this World circling the Sun,

in a solar system held in the arms of the Milky Way,

being one of countless other Galaxies,

in all directions;

below you,

behind you,

to your left and right,

before you.

 

Contraction

Think of the most distant stars

- behind you,

below you,

to your left and right,

before you.

Imagine the neutrinos emitting from each of them,

harmlessly reaching you,

homing in on you,

at your centre,
at your One Point.

Dwell there for a while.

Tohei Sensei's Guiding Steps

  1. You maintain a posture of holding

  2. You maintain a posture of letting go

  3. You maintain a posture of harmony

  4. You maintain a posture in which you can feel the creation of the universe

  5. You maintain a posture in which you can feel the movement of the Ki of the universe*

Posture in Japanese is 'Seishi'

... which means 'a state of being'

i.e. your physical posture + your attitude

Tohei's guiding steps are from a translation by Christopher Curtis Sensei.