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Our Lady of Salvation Church - Dadar - Mumbai - INDIA

How to Meditate



Sit down.  Sit still and upright.

Close your eyes lightly.  Sit relaxed but alert.

Silently, interiorly begin to say a single word.

We recommend the prayer-phrase ‘ma-ra-na-tha’.

Recite it as four syllables of equal length.

Listen to it as you say it, gently but continuously.

Do not think or imagine anything – spiritual or otherwise. 

If thoughts and images come,

these are distractions at the time of meditation;

so keep returning to simply saying the word.

Meditate each morning and evening

for between 20 and 30 minutes.


Father John always said: "Just say your word." Meditation is a way of pure prayer marked by silence, stillness, and simplicity.

Our Lady of Salvation Church
S.K. Bole Road,
Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028
Tel.No.: 24224471 / 24370180