Online Spring Retreat - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hello All from Pam in Upper Norwood
Hello from Dublin
Hi from Golders Green!
Hello from a very sunny Forest Gate
Hello from Southwark :-)
hello from liz in sunny suffolk
Hi all, also from sunny Suffolk!
very sunny manor park Jude, just been for a beautiful peaceful walk in the sun
Shuddhadhara ... om the beach until 20 mins ago in Hastings. Very sunny!
was definitely tempted to stay in the park!
Bron and Ange
Hello from Deptford, South London
Hi everyone from not so sunny Glasgow!
TEAM - Nina
Hi from sunny south east london
Hello from Windsor, lovely weather too here
Hello from Glasgow also
hi from Newbury Park !
hello cold in glasgow
Hi from Tottenham :) The sun was tempting
I had a lovely walk to Hampstead heath to sit in the sunshine with a pal. Glasgow is wonderful sun or no sun!
Hi from sunny hackney, it was lovely in the park but it's equally lovely to be here☺
Hi Dave from Bognor Regis.
hi everyone, hi Nina!
its so lovely to see people who live near me on these calls, it really feels as if I could reach my hand out and take yours
Hi from Guildford
hi from Dublin birds singing their hearts out here
Sorry im late my phone battery playing up 🙏
TheStupa at Vajrasana above
How do you respond to the language of myth poetry and symbal?
How do you respnd to the images here?
Q can you say anything more about the synthesis of time and eternity with the two Buddhas sitting together, please?
I second this question!
I have to leave this has been amazing thank you!
TEAM Oscar Porter Brentford
Breakout Group 5 - that was a pleasure! X
hold eternity in the palm of your hand
I think it is about the intensity of the experience
There was an interesting discussion in our group about how different people learn differently - the myth and symbolism stuff really turns me off, and I'd rather someone just said straight out what they meant, whereas others were saying they find it much easier to remember things, and messages stick with them a lot better, when there's lots of stories and visual symbols
Can you say anything about the language/symbols and mythical nature of dreams? Any correlation between that internal journey and that of understanding more about one’s Buddha nature through looking at dreams and how they expose ignored parts of the personality? Sorry such a long
Q. Please can you say something about the other Buddhas before Shakyamuni?
Thank you :)
Q. Any tips for how to engage with previous dreams that emerge during meditation practice?
Q I was a bit thrown by the idea that 'our' buddha wasn't the first buddha. Are there thought to be lots of buddhas before 'ours'?
Really enjoyed your explanation. Can you explain why timelessness is so important?
Also sounds a lot like Milarepa and his demons!
Western version of Tara. Why not? Lovely
Paramabandhu, I really enjoy your way of going about storytelling as well as explaining things and answering questions. I really appreciate your openness and authentic radiance. makes you such a relatable character! :D thank you!
That’s super. I look at my dreams in a similar vein and find them a very valuable part of my path
Beautiful dream I wish I had dreams like that
Me too Paul
You are so knowledgeable. Thank you for your wisdom 💎
Thank you. That's much clearer now
so as we are being taught does that mean there is never a possibility of becoming enlightened,
Q. Have you been able to fully let go of control following your dream?
What was the name of that book again?
Please may you say the name of the book again ?
Oh thanks !
Pete - Kilburn
the diamond necklace
Thank you for this afternoons session. And to the breakout group I was in, you were all so articulate, & expansive I really enjoyed listening to you!
for me timelessness is important to put things into perspective. I already know all the things I am "going to" learn in the future, the past also loses a bit of its weight. makes infinity accessible
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Thank you Paramabandhu and the whole team. I love the idea of the Buddha eternally preaching the Lotus Sutra on Vultures peak. I have really enjoyed these afternoon sessions with you and everyone on retreat. Most grateful. Much love.