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Q: when thinking about impermanence, you spoke about not needing to feel negative about it (good things arise/ bad things cease as well as the other way around). Is there an equivalent for suffering? or are we just having to recognise that this is a wholly negative part of reality?
Thanks for a wonderful meditation! Hav to go to a meeting but see you all tomorrow :)
Q: Is there a way to do use this approach with past experience of pain/ suffering that you have been pushing away/ averting which results in more pain/ tension… as in can you incorporate the past back into your current experience to allow it to release ?
Q: how do we differentiate between unhealthy grasping and an energetic desire to move towards transformation and enlightement? i don’t think all desire is ‘bad’… is it?!
You said before the meditation "what we're trying to get away from.." isn't this a sense of again pushing something away. By trying not to engage in the whole push and pull narrative are we not by the very nature of the practice trying to 'pull' a better attitude to life towards ourselves...?
Thank you for a lovely meditation :)
Q can you work with neutral? I couldn’t find anything particularly negative/ positive this morning.
Have to go to work but thank you and see you Friday!
Is the purpose of that meditation bhavana -- to cultivate a welcoming attitude, or is it insight -- to see how we constantly push and pull?
That was nice. I felt as if I've been given permission to stop 'managing' my experience, maybe my life. Have a good day all, thanks Maitreyabandhu x
Q I don’t know whether you can offer any guidance? When I welcome welcome sensations my whole body becomes unbearably itchy. This also happens to me when I am concentrated
Q It feels a little like a metta meditation or upekka…is this correct?
As I get really deeply into accepting all experiences, I feel loss of self and very sad, empty
Thank you for another great early morning xx
Many thanks, Colin
thankyou Maitreybandhu, Guilhem, everyone, Metta
thank you so much!
Thank you Maitreyabandhu, Guilhem, everyone Much metta
Thank you Maiteyabandhu for your wisdom and humour and Guilhem for your IT wizardry. Lindsey
Q: After radical acceptance of our mind, what do we do?
Perhaps the Heart Sutra helps here…
If you keep doing what you are doing, you’ll get what you always have got??
But isnt this just A SUGGESTION from the Buddha a tool to see our experience through this myth or that myth. So isnt it also a question of faith in that Buddha knew what he was talking about. And we can try to use this tools or take these point of views into practice to see for ourselves
So there is nothing to attain…
Jam but with a bit of salt :) x
Thank you for your answer Maitreyabandhu :)
Thank you so much Guilhem and Maitreyabandhu. Such a privilege to experience these teachings and meditations. Sometimes my ‘pleasant feeling’ is the fact that I am able to sit at my age(!) for a length of time -something that I couldn’t do as well in my 30s when I started to meditate
Thank you so much :)
Thank you so much, good night/good morning/good afternoon all x
Thank you !!
Thank you for the heart insight Maitreyabandhu x
Thank you so much everyone!! Metta to all!!
Deb and David
Thank you. See you tomorrow.
Thanks so much for today's session
Thank you. I’m so grateful that you are doing this online
Thank you - see you all tomorrow
Many thanks and best wishes to all Carunetra
Thank you so much. These mornings have been so valuable
Many thanks for today
thank you very much
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thank you all.
Much gratitude for wisdom and guided meditation xx
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