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21 Day Challenge: Morning Meditation - Going into Depth - Shared screen with speaker view
George Meixner
16:22
excellent sound coming through to South London!
Kirstie Mckevitt
16:24
morning. It’s lovely and clear!
Winifred’s iPad
16:24
morning from Dublin
Derek Walsh
16:37
good morning from Ireland
JEANNE JUDE
16:43
sound can dip during meditation 🧘🏽‍♂️ x
Yasmin
16:48
good morning. sorry for being late. Problems launching zoom this morning!
Adeline Aletti
16:57
good morning from clapham south!
samantha bickley
17:02
Morning x
Mojca Ivancic
17:05
morning from kilcoole/dublin
Alessandra Pani
17:08
morning from Rome. Thanks for this.
Christine
17:13
morning from Bexhill-on-Sea
clem
17:15
Good morning everyone!
Elizabeth’s iPad
17:19
good morning from Dorset
Veronique Dupont
17:24
Hello from hackney
Sorcha Cusack
17:37
yes I had a difficulty with sound during the practice.
Stephen Jeffreys
17:54
Good morning everyone (from Manchester)
Melanie Jeane
17:56
A very good morning from Mottingham 🙏
Carmen D
17:56
Good Morning everyone!
Melissa Butcher
17:58
hello from hackney
richardhennebert
17:59
Good morning, everyone, from Peckham, London
Katie O'Brien
18:06
Morning all, from Dublin
Robert Rowe
19:05
The sound is much clearer. The problem yesterday, with respect, was that the volume was very low during the poem and the guidance during the meditation.
Anna
20:33
I am still waiting for that state of mind….
Gillian's iPad
21:53
morning everyone let the journey continue
Jo wonder
22:25
Please can people not chat it pops up
Anne Morton
46:07
Comment: I have the sound turned up as far as it will go. When reading the poem I could hear what you were saying. When saying things during meditation I have to strain to hear - and mostly the words are indistinct.Struggling to hear what I'm being reminded/asked to do :/
Sue Bishop
46:37
I have the ame problem
Anne Morton
49:36
I can't hear!!!!!
Andrew Ravenscroft
01:08:02
thankyou Maitreybandhu, Sam, everyone, Metta
Sheila Whitaker
01:08:14
Thank you
Pippa Masters
01:08:15
Thanks everyone :)
Laura C
01:08:18
that was lovely, thank you
Eimear
01:08:20
Thanks, Sam & Maitreyabandhu. HAve a good day all.
Melanie Jeane
01:08:29
thank you to everyone.
Mary-Jane Budd
01:08:31
Thank you
Olivia
01:08:32
thanks so much
Yasmin
01:08:33
Thank you all
Sarah
01:08:33
Thank you
Damien Murphy
01:08:34
Thank you.
Pete Giblin
01:08:34
Thank you!
ashley middleton
01:08:35
Thank you!!
janehanford
01:08:35
Thank you
Annie
01:08:36
thank you
deniselaw
01:08:37
Thank you:)
Dani Kidson
01:08:37
Thank you :)
penny
01:08:39
thank you
Sabrina
01:08:39
Thank you.
Sorcha Cusack
01:08:43
Thank you....have to scoot. go well all
Lawrence Pumfrey
01:08:44
Thanks Maitreyabandhu and Sam - great to be meditating with you
Henry Lawry
01:08:46
Thank you very much!
Durga Siva
01:08:46
Thank you, I am really enjoying letting go of the formal structure of my normal meditation
Tea Mulabdic
01:08:47
thank you!
Javed Majeed
01:08:47
Thank you all, have a good day everyone
BN -
01:08:47
thank you
William iPhone
01:08:48
gratitude
Chantelle
01:08:49
Thank you, have a good day
Kenya Silva
01:08:49
Thank you! :-)
Anne-Sophie Quin
01:08:50
thank you
Richard
01:08:50
Lovely, thank you.
Isabel
01:08:50
Thank you . I found that poem so powerful and moving. What was its title please
silvia carderelli-gronau
01:08:50
Thank you so much
ellen angus
01:08:52
Thank you :)
tilly
01:08:52
Thanks so much everyone. The poem was heartbreakingly beautiful!
Yvette Redmond
01:08:53
Thank you
bettinacalderazzo
01:08:55
Thank you :) Love the approach
Katie O'Brien
01:08:55
that was great, thank you Maitreyabandhu and Sam :)
Simone
01:08:55
Thank you, really enjoy that there are no stages!
Sophia England
01:08:55
Thank you Maitreybandhu and LBC - wishing all an easeful day.
lu
01:08:56
thank you, thank you 🙏
London Buddhist Centre II
01:08:56
https://londonbuddhistcentre.com/donate-now/
Charles
01:08:57
thank you
Katherine Jackson
01:08:58
thank you so much
JEANNE JUDE
01:08:59
May we be sent these beautiful poems please?
Miriam Arentz
01:09:01
beautiful! thank you
Adeline Aletti
01:09:04
thank you very much!
Silke Blohm
01:09:05
thank you! sound was much better :-)
Bethe
01:09:11
after you read the poem a beautiful stillness descended on my mind... for a moment anyway! wonderful
Elizabeth’s iPad
01:09:13
Thank you very much.
Marta J
01:09:13
Thank you:)
Sarah dG
01:09:14
Thankyou lovely start to the day 💕
deepa kothari
01:09:17
QUESTION: - please explain the poem a little more ?
Patricia Dobson
01:09:17
Thank you
Ruth
01:09:17
thanks for providing the opportunity to meditate together ❤️
Lesley London
01:09:18
Can thank you what was the name of the poem. I was not aware of time this is the first time for me.
Allie
01:09:20
Lovely thanks
Annie Jeffery
01:09:20
Thank you very much! I really enjoyed that :) Have to leave for work I'm afraid.
richardhennebert
01:09:21
Thank you so much, and good day to everyone
Clare Stewart
01:09:22
Maitreyabandhu what can one do with excess anger to the point of feeling homicidal? Do you just return to the breath and the body? Thich Nhat Hanh says to put your anger in a cradle and rock it like a baby - lovely but not easy! Clare
Laura Power
01:09:24
Q will these sessions be on a catch up? Id like to re listen to the teaching….Many thanks indeed
Daniela Miranda
01:09:27
Thank you🙏🏿
Oliver
01:09:28
Thank you so much! :-)
Julia Bawden
01:09:30
Thanks You Everyone. Can you please mention who wrote the poem, as I love broadening my poetry appreciation
London Buddhist Centre II
01:09:31
Do pop questions in here, and put a ‘Q’ in front of them, thank you!
CJ (they/them)
01:09:31
thank you!, have a good day <3
Patricia Williams
01:09:35
Beautiful Peace.Thank you.
Veronique Dupont
01:09:36
Thank you
Natalia
01:09:38
thank you so much
Tea Mulabdic
01:09:38
thanks so much!
Andi Stamp Sheffield
01:09:41
Wonderful thankyou love x
Christine M.
01:09:41
wonderful. thanks 🙏
Anke Hafner
01:09:41
thank you, have a lovely day!
Richard Roaf
01:09:43
Thank you!
Edward Maguire
01:09:44
Thank you!
Neil Sinden
01:09:48
Q I tend to still think of my empty mind when concentrating on breathing is that ok?
Lisa fearon
01:09:49
Thank you 🙏🏼
James @theyogij Cassidy
01:09:50
So many thanks :)))
mali bowers (she they)
01:09:50
Thank you!
Rachel’s iPhone
01:09:50
🙏
Antje Weihen
01:09:50
thank you have a lovely day !
quinn
01:09:51
Q
laura
01:09:53
thank you, the 'spoonful of pudding' reference came in handy! :-)
Jens Vödisch
01:09:55
Thank you the sound was great today :-)
Mel
01:09:56
thanks
Freya Randall
01:09:58
thank you it was lovely -
Andrea
01:09:59
Question: could you say a bit more about how to break the habit of walking out on ourselves?
Emily Amas
01:10:00
I was struggling with twitching all over my body when I meditate, but as I widened my awareness today it became a dance with my breath and the sounds around me, it became beautiful
Flora
01:10:00
Thank you and see you tomorrow! I liked the poem
Ben Beasley
01:10:02
Q. how can we work with craving deep experience? Seems to me it just pushes it further away!
Kevin
01:10:04
thank you so much !
Julian Gosliga
01:10:07
Q how do you relax if you find yourself forcing the breath?
Jennifer
01:10:08
Thank you. Lovely start to the day!
Julia Clarke
01:10:09
name of poet and poem please xx
Ruby
01:10:10
when one gets a “dead leg”, do you just breath through it? or can you rearrange said leg?
Maggie Byrne
01:10:12
thanks 🙏 great poem
Kathy Zimmer
01:10:13
Bless you Maitreyabandhu, I will carry the beautiful poem with me today. .
Ceinwen Sanderson
01:10:16
Thank you very much, the poem was very moving -Thomas Hardy.
joannekushner
01:10:18
Thank you very much 👍
JEANNE JUDE
01:10:19
I see these are recorded. May we have recording of your preamble please?
Dick :London, England
01:10:19
Thank you. Have a good day. Great Poem xxx
Mary
01:10:21
Thank you...perfect start to the day x
Zoe Petersen
01:10:23
Thank you so much for this morning
quinn
01:10:35
When you say thinking of pleasurable things might me you need more pleasure in your experience, how would you relate that to unpleasant thoughts while sitting?
deepa kothari
01:10:35
QUESTION: - please explain the poem a little more ? Talks about the blessings but then we are looking away?
Ian Edwards
01:10:35
Thank you Maitreyabandhu, Sanjay and Sam
Christine
01:10:39
thank you, lovely.
Vicky Newham
01:10:41
Thank you. Such a lovely session.
David Dickinson
01:10:41
thank you for the poem - and the pudding!
Emily Amas
01:10:41
I went to goldsmiths :)
Vellala
01:10:41
Thank-you for opening the day…
Gully
01:10:46
Thank you LBC team
tilly
01:10:50
Ahh I went to goldsmiths :)
bettinacalderazzo
01:10:57
Q: I know it may be off the brief for this week , but is there a video of the drop of dew on blade of grass meditation that you once did and I found amazing. :)
Katy Nicholson
01:11:04
thank you, much appreciated,
Lea Sitkin
01:11:09
Thank you Maitreyabandhu and Sam. I am so so grateful to you and the lbc. Thank you for a wonderful morning meditation <3
Silvia Ms
01:11:11
Thank you for helping me to start the day
Louise Oliver
01:11:16
Q I sometimes over exaggerate my breath on these more open meditations. Any advice for managing this?
Felicity
01:11:26
Thank you
Marek Niewiadomski
01:11:30
Thank you 😊
Sue Bishop
01:11:31
Please can the volume be higher in future? I had my input audio on full and sadly still missed the quieter bits. I know this was a wonderful meditation and I/m really sad that I coiuldn't hear it all.
deepa kothari
01:11:37
Q - if mind wandering to films/ things we have watched ( a lot of tv watching recently! - do we really need to add meaning to this/ or is the mind just going there because that is what we have been doing?
Graham
01:11:41
I have looked up the definition of empathy, but I was wondering if u might be able to say a bit more about how to deletion it.
Vicky Newham
01:11:41
What was the poem, please?
Carmen D
01:11:41
Q: I’ve braces fixed yesterday, since then my mood have changed. I’m negative, feeling the uncomfortable external body in my body. I was very distracted in my meditation. how can I cultivate positive emotions around it?
Maggie Byrne
01:11:46
do you still have the paintings?
Sonia’s iPad
01:11:55
Thank you very much.
Graham
01:11:58
*develop
Jessica Townsend
01:12:08
Thank you wonderful start to my day
JEANNE JUDE
01:12:17
I was working last night. Can we get a recording of Garavavati’s talk please 🙏
Cariosa Walsh
01:12:44
Thank you very much for you and your teams time and effort. Unfortunately, it is still very difficult to hear you - it’s like you move into a whisper the more you move into guiding the meditation and it becomes increasingly difficult to hear you and and ends up distracting from trying to attend to the breath. Sorry, I don’t mean to be critical. I will try earphones tomorrow and see if that helps … We’re in this together!
Anna
01:12:51
Q: I always seem to be aware of everything (the noises the enivrionment) even when focusing on breath. Will this change over time?
Laura C
01:12:53
I meditate sometimes with my headset on and the sound is always much better. If you have a headset its worth a try
Sandra
01:13:20
Thank you so much!
Cariosa Walsh
01:13:23
Thank you Laura C, I will try that tomorrow
Elizabeth’s iPad
01:13:26
Q. one of the irritating things I do is count my breaths. I go on for ages. but I’m also thinking of other stuff. so I’ve got two strands of thoughts.
annette fry
01:13:39
I wear a headset, and there is still a problem with sound. You become very indistinct as you go deeper into the meditation.
Rob Gilmour
01:13:42
Thank you!
George Meixner
01:13:53
I had a door slam in the flat beneath me early on and I'm near my fridge which persistently buzzes and whirs for longer periods. How do I let a frustration go, or cope with a persistent buzz, I long for that sense of calm of it stopping that you opened with!
rebecca
01:14:09
Thank you very much and thank you for buying the new mic : )
Isabel
01:15:10
This is all so helpful. Thank you
Maggie Byrne
01:15:17
lol Boris
Sue Wheat
01:15:17
I got my days mixed up and thought this started yesterday (but started today!). Can I catch up with the other days?
Katie O'Brien
01:15:25
The sound was perfect on my end though I’m just using a laptop - interesting that it’s impacting some people but not others
Anna
01:15:42
The sound was great here x
Matthew Magee
01:15:46
Q: could you say something about the possible pitfalls of trying to cultivate a feeling/state of mind and it feeling false or unnatural? I am thinking of the dangers of a kind of sentimentalism to oneself in faking it till you make it, when meditation often brings a realisation there is a lot more agitation and ill-will towards myself and others than I ever would have liked to admit was really there. How do we encourage metta, empathy without falling into falseness or emotional dishonesty? Thank you so much for the meditation and for your time, all!
Emily Amas
01:16:06
I had to turn the sound up when the meditation started but then it was absolutely fine
Henry Lawry
01:16:25
Any tips on how to reduce fear and uncomfortable emotions in meditation?
amy
01:17:27
Q: recently i'm having the problem of getting excited/distracted when I feel like i'm getting somewhere with the meditation and sort of pulling myself out of it because of that. what would you advise?
Sue Bishop
01:18:14
Thank you for your comments on staying with ourselves. I am glad that I have stayed here until the end, desp[te the external blockages!
Andrea
01:18:16
Thank you very much.
Mhonh (Mhonh/Mhonh)
01:18:32
Thank you for today. See u tomorrow all
Juliette B
01:19:19
Thank you. 😊
Yasmin
01:20:29
thanks. see you all tomorrow.
Sarah
01:21:51
Thank you everyone. And to Danayutta for her video on meditation posture. A helpful refresher for practising at home.
Katharine’s iPhone
01:22:01
thanks youuu.
Jens Vödisch
01:23:17
Can you please send the name of the poem again? Thank you.
Rosie Buckley
01:23:50
Thank you, have a good day everyone
Zoe Petersen
01:24:47
Thanks again, until tomorrow
Ceinwen Sanderson
01:24:50
The Self Unseen by Thomas Hardy
simonwilliams
01:25:08
Thank you so much.
iPhone
01:25:12
thank you brilliant response
Sue Bishop
01:25:18
Meditation can be purifying, releasing for example, pent up sadness. Is that good?
Philippa Atkin
01:25:28
such accessible wisdom! I miss Maitreyabandhu
Heather Johnson
01:25:28
that was so helpful, thank you x
Cariosa Walsh
01:25:30
Could someone remind me of yesterdays poem please?
john pipal
01:25:42
thank you Thank you Maitreyabandhu, Sanjay and Sam. see you tomorrow.
Elizabeth’s iPad
01:25:47
so helpful!
bridgetknapper
01:25:51
Thank you for the meditation and these really interesting reflections.
Maria
01:26:07
great question, same theme here!
Helen F
01:26:16
Thank you, and have a brilliant day all xx
Barbara Conn
01:26:48
thank you.
Ceinwen Sanderson
01:26:52
Derek Mahon - The Dawn Chorus
Cariosa Walsh
01:27:00
Thank you!
Isabel
01:27:34
Thank you Ceinwen
Rachael
01:27:34
Thank you Maitreyabandhu I’m getting so much from these sessions. Love your care to detail
tilly
01:28:06
Yes, I agree with Rachael :)
bettinacalderazzo
01:29:51
Wonderful sessions and chat! As always…. :) THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Silvia Ms
01:30:22
Thank you so much, I'll see u all tomorrow
Nigel (Sheffield)
01:30:36
Thank you. x
Lana
01:30:52
thank you both! metta
Gillian's iPad
01:30:53
see you tomorrow
Tee (she/her) Sheffield
01:30:55
Thank ypu
Julian Gosliga
01:30:59
Thanks so much
Christine
01:30:59
Thank you so much!
Louise Oliver
01:31:01
Thank you really insightful session 🙏🏻see you tomorrow
iPhone
01:31:01
so helpful! thank you
Sam McGovern
01:31:03
Discussion off pleasure and play tomorrow would be valuable
Rose
01:31:05
Thank you
Sue Bishop
01:31:05
Thank you!
Anthony
01:31:05
Thank you very much !
Katie Lusby
01:31:07
Thanks so much :)
Predrag Belgrade
01:31:09
Thank you
Helena Bonett
01:31:09
Thank you very much
Graham
01:31:10
thank u 🙏🏼 ☺️
Stephen Jeffreys
01:31:12
Thank you very much, very helpful
ClaireH
01:31:13
Thank you, a small word for the benefit
Sophie Ca
01:31:17
Thanks so much
Andrea
01:31:19
thank you very much
Tea Mulabdic
01:31:19
Thanks so much Maitrebandhu!!
Maria
01:31:20
thank you so much!
Sandra Phelan
01:31:25
thankyou
Shebnem Ugural
01:31:27
Thank you so much!
Sue Wheat
01:31:27
Thank you!
Cedric
01:31:28
really great session thank you
fred butler
01:31:29
Thankyou so much , see you tomorrow
Geraldine
01:31:30
Thank you very much.
Margaret Grogan
01:31:32
Very helpful and insightful. Thanks
Carmen D
01:31:36
Thank you 🙏
Khadija Pierce
01:31:37
Thank you.
LaurenMason
01:31:39
Thank you!
Liam Williams
01:31:46
thank you
samantha bickley
01:31:58
thank you xx