Group meditation can never achieve one's individual aim..because of the different character of meditators in the Group. Many are novice and can never sit still with too much distractions of thought and physical constraint of quiet sitting in a lotus or half-lotus position...
Nowadays I meditate early in the morning in the privacy of my own room...devoid of disturbances as in Group meditation..
achieve the "Jhana' state..forest cave meditation is the most
ideal....far apart in the cave with complete noble silence...a true
reflection of mindfulness...
place which is close id in Batu Pahat...Bhaddekaratta Hermitage Centre
which I did a stint for 8 days in 2010...inside the forest of palm
plantation and other trees. No electricity..but fresh water in the
conducive atmosphere of quietness enhances one's disposition and
endorses our mindfulness into noble silence......with the mind's
concentration on the nature of the heavenly environment....The road to
what we called a real insightful meditation for meditators.