The Buddhist meditations are guided and contain two parts: a stabilisation meditation and an analytical meditation. For the stabilisation meditation we usually focus our awareness upon the breath. The purpose of this meditation is to quiet down our rushing thoughts and to achieve a focussed and single pointed mind. When we have quietened down our busy minds we move to the next stage: the analytical meditation. For the analytical meditation every time we focus on a different subject. The analytical meditation means simply: thinking deeply about a specific subject without being distracted by thoughts other than the subject itself. This meditation will be an analysis about a specific subject like: What is the mind, this precious human life, equanimity, death and impermanence, loving kindness, transforming problems etc. We also do deity meditations in which we visualise a specific Buddha and connect ourselves in this way with the energy of the enlightened mind.
Always check the Calendar to see when special events like Buddha Days or Pujas take place instead of the meditation