It feels good to meditate and spend time away from everything that causes stress. You can meditate alone, but it is also a good idea to do it with people who are passionate about meditation. Starting a meditation group might help you feel engaged in meditation even more.
Find the right people
Tell your friends and colleagues that you intend to start a meditation group. They might want to join you especially if they are already doing it alone anyway. It does not have to be a large group right away. As long as you tell them that you intend to practise meditation at a specific time, you can expect them to sign up as days go by.
Find the right place
Depending on the number of people in this meditation group, you need to find the perfect location where everyone will be in the mood to meditate. It does not have to be a place designed for meditation. Besides, if you already know how to meditate, it does not matter where you are. You can meditate and do it well.
Create a schedule
You need to have a schedule so that everyone can make a plan to join the meditation group. Ask for a consensus if the group is getting bigger so that they will tell you if they are comfortable with the date you set. Find a date and time when most of the members are free to join. Usually, evening sessions are appropriate as everyone is no longer working.
Lead the meditation group
Since you organised this group, you might as well lead your members. You need to practise how to be a meditation leader. You can undergo training to help you decide what to say. You will also know how to handle people of different meditation experiences. Some of the people in the group might be experts in meditation while others are still novices. When you undergo training, you will know how to handle these differences.
It won’t be a perfect meditation group at first. You might even have a hard time making everyone feel at ease. You need to keep practising and be encouraging to everyone. Stick to one form of meditation first and avoid using complicated techniques that everyone can’t follow.
Start a meditation business
If this meditation group succeeds and you feel like you can be a good teacher, you can take it a step further and open a meditation business. You already practised leading a group. A lot of people already know how good you are as a leader. You can expand it by opening a business that provides opportunities for people who can’t join a specific session to choose from different meditation sessions available.
It is not easy building a reputation as a meditation teacher. You also need to keep everyone in the group comfortable with you as the leader. Over time, you will see that they are becoming more responsive, and you will feel more confident in leading them.
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