Tracks for Regular Meditation

The tracks are in mp3 format which means you should be able to play them directly on a PC or a MAC or on a range of mobile devices including iPads, iPods, Smart Phones and so on. Each track begins with a very short set of instructionsand this is followed by a brief excerpt from the song 'Into the Quiet God Calls You', by Fr. Liam Lawton. On these tracks the introduction takes 40 seconds and the musical excerpt about 20 seconds. This is immediately followed by three rings of a gong, announcing the start of the meditation. The appropriate period of silence then follows and each track ends with a further three rings of the gong, announcing the end of the period of meditation. Children can meditate for one minute per year of age when they have become accustomed to the practice.


The final track, called Fast Finish, plays the gongs immediately. It can be used by the teacher to bring meditation to an early close if circumstances demand it e.g. if the class seems to be finding it difficult on a particular occasion to manage the normal period of silence or if some commotion outside the classroom disrupts the silence and distracts the children inordinately.