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21 day challenge: Learn to Meditate - Shared screen with speaker view
Charlotte Reynolds
18:01
morning! ^.^
Sam D
19:29
lots of background noise
Sam Jourdan
19:31
Andrew needs to be muted
Clare Lang
19:37
we
Clare Lang
40:26
I said May I be well may I be happy may I be free from suffering
Ruth Evans, Publishing Manager
40:40
thinking of warmth and solidity
Anne Sophia Hendy
40:42
I wished myself well
Chris Leeson
40:42
wished everyone well
Charlotte
40:43
The same
Caitlin Goodale
40:43
imagining the people I love, and wishing happiness for them
Alessandra Pani
40:44
openess
Corry
40:44
i though about people i like/dislike and wish them well
Emma SM
40:50
I thought about specific people in my life. But it brought up a lot of emotion and anxiety
Sarah Gale
40:55
I felt like I was giving a gift with my hands and feeling in the chest of expansion
Jus Marl
40:56
I visualised red wool unravelling from around my heart
Aine O Callaghan
41:03
I tried to think of loved ones and sed them well
Rach
41:03
coming from the heart
Lisa C
41:05
I thought of my cats and a feeling of love immediately happened.
The Users
41:05
Focusing on one beautiful object
Laila Aziz
41:08
Thinking of people I care about
Mariella Stewart
41:09
i thought kind thoughts and visualised daffodils everywhere
Kat
41:09
I realised tha several hundred people at the same time are cultivating these good thought and feelings and that made me feel grateful
Caroline White
41:12
I thought about my best friend
Eleanor Ryan
41:14
I thought about a tone of voice and a touch which was kind and loving. And I thought about whether my internal voice was kind.
Kathryn
41:14
I imagined the feeling of hugging my friends and family
Rainbow Wilcox
41:16
thought about my loved ones
Miriam Doran
41:19
I wished the world to heal.
Lisa ONeill
41:28
I said everyone I come to contact with today will treat with love and kindness and make them feel good about themselves and inspired
Joanne
41:30
being so much more than just yourself - connections
Jane Moore
41:31
I visualised my heart and love
Michelle
41:38
I felt loving kindness to the budist centre people for giving their time for this and then extended it to everyone in the meditation this morning
Nick and Sam Hastings
41:39
when i noticed i was having 'worry' thoughts, i tried to be compassionate towards myself for that and the felt a heart opening
Christine Hendry
41:39
I love wildlife and so I thought about wildlife rescue and all the wonderful people that care for animals
Matthew Johnstone
41:40
I used a short visualisation as everyone as babies, as innocent and wonderlike
Rohana Reading
41:41
I became very conscious of a sadness that I find it so difficult to love myself. It felt very sad.
Victoria's iPhone
41:43
I just thought of a memory that made me feel at peace and calm
Ticha
41:43
I thought about people suffering with covid situation and wished that all beings in the world may be well and free from suffering
Alexandra Sloan
41:45
I felt warmth and love for the birds in the garden I could hear singing
Thea Gordon-Rawlings
41:46
Focused on creating a loving sensation in my heart space and sent love towards any thoughts and objects of them, all feelings, all sensations
Varsha Nichani
41:51
wished my friends well on their own journey and wished myself well recognising how I feel today
Rachael Ross
41:51
started with acknowledging how I am feeling - feelings of sadness came up - start with it's ok for me to be sad and not always strong for others
Tom
41:53
I pictured my friends and family and wished for specific things that might bring them happiness
josefine poeggel
41:57
trying to get a positive feleling in my belly and send it out...not just to real surrounding...more on the energy Level..
Deborah Curtis
42:03
I tried to connect to my heart space and thought of radiating warmth and love
iPod touch
42:16
not entertaining negative thoughts or feelings
Miriam Doran
42:21
I wished The world well
Barbara
42:23
I was trying to feel part of everything, nature, world, accepting they way it is
Sam D
42:26
I'm restless today so didn't manage it too well but I still managed to sit still at least which is better than nothing!
Paul Hynes
42:45
I thought of those I've been mistreating...
Izzy S
42:50
I focused the healing quality of kindness, and how it has transformative power. I pictured scenarios where others held aggression or anger and imagined meeting that with kindness
Matthew Johnstone
43:05
my initial view was from beneath my heart looking up
Tim
43:22
I thought of friendly, kind, people I have met and and tried to sit and feel the effect of that, and send it outwards.
Antonio
43:24
I sent waves of energy + to my close ones and everybody else
Gurpal Bansal
43:27
I was taking the heat and light from my candles and shrine ..
London Buddhist Centre Online
45:27
May I be well.
London Buddhist Centre Online
45:57
May I be happy, May I be free from suffering, May I make progress.
Ani
48:36
I had this described to me once by a yoga teacher as: "where attention goes, energy flows"!
London Buddhist Centre Online
50:30
May I be well, May I be happy, May I be free from suffering, May I make progress.
iPhone michelle
01:04:14
hi thks I have to go x
Lisa ONeill
01:12:39
thanks - very interesting session :-) have a great day everyone
Sabrina
01:13:00
thank you. Have a great day
Tamsin
01:13:02
beautiful, thank you
Sam D
01:13:03
who was that poem by?
Anne Sophia Hendy
01:13:03
Thank you ! <3
Ticha
01:13:04
Thank you!
Abi Johnson
01:13:07
thanks
Tree Kelly
01:13:08
thank you. x
Eleanor Ryan
01:13:12
Thanks you! That was so peaceful
Tim
01:13:12
Thank you. Have a great day
Mara Ghilan
01:13:16
Thank you!
London Buddhist Centre Online
01:13:17
Please do ask any questions about the meditation here, write Q before your question
Sasha Buckley-newton
01:13:19
Thank you so much
Charlotte
01:13:19
Thank you ..
Riinu Pae
01:13:20
thank you!
sam
01:13:20
thanks so much xx
Peter C
01:13:21
Thank yo - see you tomorrow :)
Matthew Johnstone
01:13:21
thank you
Rebecca Scott
01:13:21
Thank you
kateg
01:13:21
many thanks
Bryony
01:13:21
Thank you
will
01:13:23
Thank you
Rebecca A
01:13:24
Thank you, with metta 🙏❤🌞
Jessica Vazzaz
01:13:24
Thank you :)
Laila Aziz
01:13:24
Thank you xx
Rohana Reading
01:13:26
Thanks very much
Petras iPhone
01:13:27
thank you
Dónal Mc Cártaigh
01:13:28
Thank you!
Tom Cole
01:13:28
thanks for that!
Barbara
01:13:30
Thanks all, have a good day :)
Caitlin Goodale
01:13:30
thank you :)
Christine Hendry
01:13:31
Thank you x
Sam D
01:13:31
Q: who was the poem by? It was beautiful
Jus Marl
01:13:32
That was fantastic! Thank you
Melissa
01:13:33
Q The poem was beautiful, what was it?
Mel Rossiter
01:13:33
thank you x
Eva Titherington
01:13:37
thank you! have a lovely day
Dawn Wakeling
01:13:38
thank you
Marika Mason
01:13:40
Thank you
Caroline Wilson
01:13:41
So wonderful. Thnk you so much xxx
phoebe
01:13:42
Q: Can you please share the poem you read out? thank you
Kat
01:13:43
thank you very much!
Jools Connell
01:13:44
Thank you
Sarah Brennan
01:13:46
Thank you :)
Zoom user Jane Lord
01:13:46
thank you
Miriam Doran
01:13:48
Thanks for a wonderful start to Monday
Michelle
01:13:51
Thank you have a lovely day all and enjoy all the loving kindness
tbmezeret
01:13:52
thank you vm - very nice poem, hit right home
Garrett's iPad
01:13:55
thank you
Eleanor Ryan
01:13:56
Derek Walcott - St Lucian Poet
Hazel Wallace-Williams
01:13:59
thank you
Ute B
01:14:06
Thank you!
Sam D
01:14:07
thanks so much
Sarah Gale
01:14:08
Q - I find that the freedom from suffering brings to mind negative states of mind - is this the invention - to think about suffering and then to be free from it? thanks Sarah
Gill Henderson
01:14:11
amazing. thank you. feel so open and energised
Rachael Ross
01:14:13
thank you!
Joanna Kawicka
01:14:25
Thank you!!!
Sarah dG
01:14:35
Thankyou 🙂
Leticia
01:14:35
than you!
Suzanne Lindfield
01:14:46
Q what's the poems title? beautiful poem ans meditation
Maura
01:14:50
Thank you
Mici
01:14:57
Thank you so much.
Caroline Wilson
01:14:57
The poem made me cry
Thea Gordon-Rawlings
01:15:04
Thank you very much. I hope you all have a beautiful day.
Silpa
01:15:36
Thank you. I'm so grateful for this experience
Roberto
01:15:40
https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/love-after-love/
Christine Hendry
01:15:52
Caroline made me cry too x
Gurpal Bansal
01:15:55
Q. Firstly thank you for today’s session .. is it normal practice to get very emotional when doing this first stage ? I did have a emotion cry 🙈
Izzy S
01:16:02
Thank you. Meditating on "may I be happy" brought me to tears. I realise I often don't have a lot of self-love
Althea
01:16:08
Thank you
Sonia Escudero Jimenez
01:16:13
Thanks a lot for the practice and have a great day!
Victoria's iPhone
01:17:00
Thank you for today’s practice! 🙏🏼
Emma Punch
01:17:48
Q When I am well wishing I feel like this is not 100% for me, during the practice the genuineness grows to be more and more. Is this normal?
Emma Punch
01:18:01
Q 100% genuine
Emma Punch
01:18:44
Not 100% genuine for me - sorry I misspelt it :(
Ani
01:19:13
Thanks for a lovely meditation. have a great day all :)
Garrett's iPad
01:19:16
thank you
Gurpal Bansal
01:19:38
Thank you 🙏🏽 lovely way to start the week and develop more understanding on the practice 🙏🏽
Sarah Gale
01:20:00
thank you so much, the poem was beautiful too - I’d really appreciate hearing it again or if you could let us have the details , thanks again
sara marino
01:20:06
Thank you for the wonderful meditation, see you tomorrow
Izzy S
01:21:02
Q: I found that my mind would move toward finding examples of kindnesses I have experienced and picturing them. Is this ok, and what sort of things should we be focusing our mind towards?
Jus Marl
01:21:56
To those suffering grief I have found meditation to be be very healing over time, too. Fare well x
niall
01:22:04
Q: Compared to focus on breath, I find the good wishes etc lead easily to ''prapanca/propagating thoughts' about others etc. DO you recommend staying rooted in the breath or a particular sensation while doing this?
Sinéad
01:22:22
Q I rock or sway during meditation. It seems to be uncontrollable. and Its only new to me, is this normal?
niall
01:25:19
Thanks!
Sarah Gale
01:25:58
q - could you let us have the details of the poem please - it was beautiful, many thanks
Sinéad
01:26:23
Thank you
Emma Punch
01:26:39
thanks
Adrian
01:26:49
Q: Do the same concepts of the 5 distractions and dhyana, etc. apply within this practice (& all meditation practices)?
Alison Johnson
01:27:03
thank you
Sam D
01:27:03
thanks so much for a lovely sessiojn
Gill
01:27:25
Thank you, lovely morning, have a good day everyone
Baljeet Suri
01:28:11
Thank you 🙏 very much
Linda Ryall
01:28:22
thank you. see you tomorrow
iPod touch
01:28:24
thank you 🌸
Adrian
01:28:25
Thanks very much :)
Katrina Risk
01:28:27
Thank you! Have a lovely day
Churnet
01:28:31
thank you
Iwona Lokwenc
01:28:34
thank you
Izzy S
01:28:34
Thank you so much! :)
Ruth Evans, Publishing Manager
01:28:35
Thanks, everyone; have a lovely day, see you all tomorrow.
Liza Patel
01:28:36
thank you
Abi Johnson
01:28:37
thanks, bye
Trudi
01:28:40
thank you very much1
Sara King
01:28:41
Thank you
Silvia Ms
01:28:42
Thank you very much for a lovely morning
HazeDred
01:28:43
Thank you :)
Annabel Kier
01:28:46
Thank you for the beautiful session :-)
Angela
01:28:54
thank you x