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Online Morning Meditation - Shared screen with speaker view
Felicity
22:49
Good morning!
James Cassidy @theyogij
23:23
Good Morning abhayanandi, Dannii and Everyone :)))
Liz E
23:39
Good morning from Bournemouth
Philippa G
28:46
Great story abhayanandi - needed to hear this this morning!
Christine Hendry
30:43
Thank you I wouldn’t have thought of this without your guidance
Kohinoor
32:37
Such a lovely idea!
Caroline Wilson
32:58
What a lovely idea :-)
Sarah J
33:00
I’m there with you already!
Sasha Malinsky
33:09
great idea!
Christine Hendry
33:25
Yes so am I
Lesley Streader
01:08:09
Thank you I liked that idea this morning.
Zoe Petersen
01:08:22
Thank you very much
Angela Amos
01:08:26
thank you x
Edward Maguire
01:08:27
Thank you!
Caroline Wilson
01:08:34
Thank you - I had a large party by the lake!
deniseL
01:08:40
Thank you:)
iPhone-g
01:08:40
Thank you
Christine Hendry
01:08:44
That was lovely thank you
Anne Culley
01:08:47
Many thanks🙏
Louise Picton
01:08:49
Many thanks
Po Ruby
01:08:52
thank you everyone! :)
Tea Mulabdic
01:08:53
wow this was the best metta bhavna meditation I’ve ever had. thank you so much abhayanandi. the visualisation really worked amazingly
Ella
01:08:54
thank you!
Grant
01:08:55
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Linda
01:09:06
Thank you 😊 so much 🌻
Jo
01:09:21
love the idea of the sun, was so much easier for me to practise metta this way and dropping the words. I ended up considering I and we all are enough. this was very helpful and very unifying.
Pippa Masters
01:09:31
Thank you that was lovely :)
Patsy
01:09:31
Appreciated the different approach. Thank you very much.xx
Connor Hourigan-Rae
01:09:38
I was on a beautiful beach, with the sound of the waves and the smell of sea breeze :)
Zoe Petersen
01:09:43
Until tomorrow, hope you all have a good day
Mary
01:09:43
Thank you x
Giulia
01:09:43
Beautiful. Thanks x
Rita
01:09:49
from Rita thank you so much
PeterH Queensland
01:09:49
Thank you, Dani and Abhayanandi, everyone, that was just great. 🙏Namaste🙏
Lutz Pickardt
01:09:55
Thnak you very much. Gret idea, first it worked very good (stage 1-3), then i got lost in imagination... anyway, thank you :-)
Andrew Ravenscroft
01:09:55
Thankyou Abhayanandi, Danni, everyone, Metta
Tom Cole
01:09:58
Thanks that was great!
jools
01:09:59
Thank you so much. I was imagining the neutral person and the difficult one playing with the neutral persons dog while my friend and I sunbathed and watched them playing x
Michael Irwin
01:10:01
Thank you
Gabriel Fogarty-Graveson
01:10:01
During the meditation are you speaking a mantra
Caroline Davies
01:10:02
Thank you
Bronwen Davies
01:10:02
thank you that was a wonderful image and really helped me
Kim Willis
01:10:02
Thanks you :)
Sarah J
01:10:17
Q. sometimes the wording for me can feel like a longing/wanting and a desperate prayer. Today I played with I am happy etc is this ok, any other suggestions
miriamdoran08@gmail.com
01:10:18
Merci, so wonderful. And Bluebells, and little pots of gold to help LBC. 🌹💜🌹
Christoph Matthiaß
01:10:24
I am sending you snow from Germany
Oliver
01:10:25
Q can you include more than one person in a stage e.g. a couple?
Jo
01:10:25
Q after some lovely metta and sunshine, surprisingly I then felt..what was the point in anything as we won't be here one day. that sounds a bit negative and it surprised me as it was a feeling that came out of positive feelings!
Lisa C
01:10:29
Thank you so much. I always look forward to your sessions for their exquisite creativity.
Liz Ashley
01:10:36
I was on a cruise ship filled with flowers and sunlight, with all the waiters etc. playing and drinking coffee, being waited on by devas and gods… 💛
Carmen D
01:10:44
Thank you 🙏 beautiful practice ❤️
Grant
01:10:47
Q found that difficult stage 3&4, can wish them well and happy, but not holiday with me. how can I reframe that?
Kelley Hill
01:10:55
thank you 🙏
Gavin
01:10:55
Thank you Abhayanandi and everyone - these sessions are a real blessing
Lana
01:11:03
on a dock in the Muskokas...
London Buddhist Centre
01:11:06
https://londonbuddhistcentre.com/donate-now/
Paula Lopez
01:11:10
thank you!!!
deepa kothari
01:11:20
Q - lovely idea, is there place for actually thinking about actually imagining a difficult situation and us being ok in it? As life is not always sunshine?
ClaireH
01:11:34
Thank you so much, that was a wonderful creative meditation by a waterfall
Sonia’s iPad
01:11:35
Thank you 🙏 so much. That was a really good idea. I loved it.
Patricia's iPhone
01:11:41
I find it hard to sit with the person I am having difficulty with
Patsy
01:11:41
Emailed LBC yesterday for bank details. No reply yet. Couldn’t find it on the website. Thanks.
Marie Molloy
01:11:43
That was so lovely. :) I felt warmth and golden light flooding through my body. 🙂 Thankyou Abhyanandi... Metta to everyone.💞🙏
Jess
01:12:10
I have also asked for bank details several times but no luck so far :(
Jessica Townsend Writers Rebel
01:12:29
Q with the difficult person I feel like a kind of heat that makes me want to move away. Sometimes I say to myself: that’s me. (Ie the thing I’m reacting to in the other person is actually aspects of me but also that we are all part of one whole livingness) but I still want to move away
simonwilliams
01:12:49
Thank you x
Barbara Lowden
01:12:56
I often come up with myself as the difficult person!
Clare Duffy
01:12:56
Q_ Is there a risk of featuring too much in the visualisation in stages 2 onwards. I had to hold back from interfering.
Caroline Wilson
01:13:03
Really easy to set up a standing order on this page https://londonbuddhistcentre.com/donate-to-the-lbc/
Fiona Gray
01:13:11
Thank you. X
Jess
01:13:20
Lovely session, thank you :)
Kirstie Mckevitt
01:13:27
Thank you. That was a lovely suggestion for visualisation I found it useful as it was so gentle and enjoyable 🌈
Tea Mulabdic
01:13:27
haha i included a couple in friends phase too this time!
Elizabeth Walford
01:13:36
Good Morning Everyone - thanks for being in the group today. Have a great day!
Yogesh Joshi
01:13:46
Thank you
Vanessa Fagan
01:13:48
Thank you so much for your beautiful suggestion, really worked for me, have a lovely day everyone!
Cheryl
01:13:49
Thank you so much that was lovely.
Gabriel Fogarty-Graveson
01:14:04
thanks so much! Just wondering what your thoughts were on using apps like headspace or waking up for daily practice
Caroline Wilson
01:14:14
I found lots of people just joined along in my meditation, and I had to ask them to wait for a few minutes till the last stage.
Christoph Matthiaß
01:14:28
Sometimes I have problems with the first person. Then the meditation is difficult . What can I do?
Barbara Lowden
01:14:41
I agree that this would dilute the attention.
Kirstie Mckevitt
01:14:51
That’s a really nice suggestion Caroline!
Oliver
01:15:01
Thanks so much both - have a great day all! :-) xx
Liz Ashley
01:15:11
Yes, I was playing chess with my mum in the first stage… and then the neutral person came in and I had them playing oo…. But I remembered Sangharakshita saying that you can only really communicate with one person at a time, so my mum moved to a sofa, and I concentrated on Jean instead…
Connor Hourigan-Rae
01:15:49
love the idea of playing chess! might try that :)
Robert Rowe
01:16:01
Q. I find visualisations hard to conjure up. The mind keeps going back to everyday reality,where I and the people that come to mind actually live. Is there a way round this?
Louise Oliver
01:16:42
Thanks very much 🙏🏻Have a great day all
Kirstie Mckevitt
01:16:51
I had my Mum too, we were playing a board game too! The neutral person did join us but we went off to walk in Kew Gardens together and then with difficult person too so we all walked together
Barbara Lowden
01:16:57
I think that you can do whatever works for you. Not everyone can visualise, particularly to order.
Manju Ray
01:17:28
Metta to Abhayanandi zoom HOSTS and all PARTICIPANTS METTA ...ALL DAY ...EVERYDAY.......MANJUSHREE
Liz Ashley
01:17:37
Yes, my daughter came in third, and she didn’t’t want to play chess, or talk, or anything…. So she just warmed up in the sunshine and tulips…. And then she moved to the sofa and was cuddled by her grannie…
Patricia's iPhone
01:18:29
Thank you very much
Kohinoor
01:19:51
It sounds like your daughter is in a lot of pain Liz. I hope she's well..
Pete
01:19:52
I found sometimes I get distracted by people who I have a bit of irritation with. Today I just decided to let theminto the practice a bit rather than pushing away
Jo
01:20:05
Q how do we feel at peace with feeling things are often pointless as we won't be here one day. sometimes this is a comfort as makes things not feel serious.. sometimes it can feel the opposite. this came up out of nowhere during this practise after feeling a real feeling of positivity..;)
Robert Rowe
01:20:48
Thank you for a kind and helpful answer, Abhayanandi.
Paul Bonett
01:20:56
Thanks so much everyone x
Debbie Rees
01:22:18
Thank you :-)
Yasmin
01:22:44
Thank you all.
Sarah
01:23:05
Thank you very much
Emily Austen
01:23:16
Thank you so much
Sophia Kier-Byfield
01:23:16
thank you!
Jane Gilbert
01:23:16
Thank you
Pete
01:23:19
Someone said recently also that the difficult person doesn’t have to be an extremely difficult one
deepa kothari
01:23:20
Thank you so much - with huge appreciation
Barbara Lowden
01:23:20
thank you. have a lovely day.
Joanna Kawicka
01:23:26
thank you so much