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Online Spring Retreat - Shared screen with speaker view
Caroline Wilson
27:12
Hi from Hatfield
Bronwen Davies
27:25
Hi from Hounslow
Karen
27:27
Hello, from sunny Suffolk
Sandhya Jade Bundhun
27:29
Hi from sunny Stoke Mandeville!
Marek Niewiadomski
27:43
Hello everyone 😀
Marie Molloy
27:55
Hi from Marie, SE London. 🙏
Anne Culley
27:56
Anne in Dublin
miriamdoran08@gmail.com
28:06
Hi Miriam from Donegal Ireland. I am too enthusiastic, thought it was at 2pm
ClaireH
28:09
Hi from Wanstead!
Abi Johnson
28:16
Hello all :)
Sam C
28:16
Hello from Dublin
Lynn Miles
28:16
Hello from North Yorkshire
Miriam Arentz
28:27
Hello from Berlin
Adeline Aletti
28:29
Hi from London,Clapham South!
Gavin
28:31
Hello everyone from Glasgow
Debbie Rees
28:32
Hello from Cardigan, west Wales
Sandra G
28:37
from southend on sea
Deepak
28:42
Hi from Bristol
Sue Bishop
28:47
Hello from South Norwood
Elizabeth M
28:53
Metta from Guildford Surrey 🙏🏾
Ma Duver
29:12
Tuning in from North Yorkshire!
Matthew Hill
29:16
a very good afternoon from sunny chingford NE London
Gretta Corporaal
29:26
coming in from Windsor
Marie Molloy
29:42
Really enjoying the retreat so far. :)
Paul Bonett
29:47
Hi from Brighton
Ruth
30:08
Hello from South Londor
Ruth
30:13
London
Tana Medvedeva
31:11
very new!
priyankaabathia
43:47
Could we have a link to the script please (if there’s one available)
toby
53:44
can you write the questions onto the chatbox please
Cari
53:52
Could you repeat Qs
Tana Medvedeva
54:10
How do you respond to the image of the burning house
toby
54:14
How do you respond to this image of the burning house?How do you pay attention the existential facts of life?
Peter C
01:22:04
we don’t like the image :)
Jess
01:22:32
I really like it! I found it very linked to the four mind turning reflections
TEAM - Xandra
01:22:40
Thanks everyone! I enjoyed very much the group
Sophia
01:23:10
I cant hear you peter
Ritti
01:23:21
I didn't hear either
Gavin
01:23:44
I agree Peter
Ritti
01:24:36
Q: What's wrong with wanting the most comfortable deckchair on the Titanic? No-one knows which day is our last ? Why not meet our pleasures and cravings?
miriamdoran08@gmail.com
01:24:40
Really liked this break out. Take care all in R. 16. Nina David natalle ann and everyone. 🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚💜💜💜💜💜💜💜❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Gary Thompson
01:24:53
perhaps we're seeing a time / cultural symbol which was more meaningful at the time of the buddha e.g. house fire was maybe more final/terminal
TEAM - Nina
01:25:48
Thank you Miriam it was lovely to meet you :)
Jude
01:26:01
And what is it that makes it the most comfortable?
Anna H
01:26:01
Any tips on allowing everything to be and surrendering as your attachments are crumbling before you?
Paul Bonett
01:26:19
Q: I feel that we need strong images so we realise we need to do something ;) We don’t get a choice of how we feel when things come along so we maybe get the tools to deal with it be reflecting on such an image.
King King Tsang
01:27:36
can you explain a little bit more on spiritual ignorance please! the game that one play? putting yourself down before anyone else does that!!
Nathalie Blue
01:28:15
Q. How do we figure out when to take action and when to be equanimous?
Paul Bonett
01:28:51
Q:Have people read the Niagara River poem?
Anna H
01:29:04
Thank you for your response 😊
Michaela
01:30:20
This parable very much reminds me of Plato`s cave, anyone relates ? :)
Gavin
01:30:36
Q: Can you say something about the door :-) Thanks
Isabel
01:30:53
Paul - the Niagara River is great - thank you
Megan Binnie
01:31:02
Definitely parallels Plato's Cave Michaela :)
emma yese
01:31:07
Q: Maya Angelo said, “its maybe not death we are afraid of but dying” (growing old, sickness, loosing friends etc.) what are your thoughts?
Maria Vitanova
01:31:36
yes, Michaela! I thought of Plato as well :)
Debbie
01:31:41
Love that question Emma👏🏽
Alara Adalı
01:31:44
Reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe’s story The Masque of the Red Death
Peter C
01:31:59
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
emma yese
01:32:44
thank you & love that sharing Peter C !
Tana Medvedeva
01:33:31
Q. In response to the necessity of a strong image, I often see people who survive a major illness doing a positive 180 turn on their life and it sometimes gets me wishing for something bad happening to me so that I could have a sudden change for the better. Does that speak about my weakness of spirit?
Anna H
01:33:49
Reflection: when we throw everything into the fire, we find the timeless
Paul Bonett
01:34:12
Isabel, yes :)
toby
01:35:21
Are there any ideas and tips for putting out the fire and restoring the building? Staying with sick, elderly and dying people. Bodhisattva styleee
Alex M
01:35:35
I suppose the other aspect of the door symbolism might be that the children have to want to escape the fire themselves - the Buddha might warn you, but you have to be the one that takes action
Jude
01:36:41
or there's only one way out ...
Frances Crowley
01:37:14
I like the phrase 'prisoners of our own comfort'
Ann-Marie
01:37:21
Some people don’t have the real opportunity in life to get out of the door, or even the choice.
Gavin
01:37:34
Is it also that no one can bring us to or through the door. We all need to find our own path to and through it...
Cari
01:37:47
Is ‘escaping the burning house’ done through enlightenment or through equanimity? Sorry I got a bit confused around the bit about equanimity - is that what we are aiming for? Do we conclude that there is nothing we can do about the burning house?
Alex M
01:38:33
@Gavin - yes, that's what I was thinking
Maria Vitanova
01:38:47
through equanimity to enlightenment :)
Cari
01:39:05
Thank you Maria! Equanimity is a new concept to me :)
Liz Ashley
01:39:22
Q: Could one look at this part of the story as a metaphor for asking ourselves how we can rescue ourselves from the inanity of our lives? And see the Buddha figure as Buudha `mind?
Gary Thompson
01:39:33
+1 Maria Vitanova
Jude
01:57:07
Survival
Kohinoor
01:57:09
Sorry about that Rose!! Wish I heard the rest of what you were going to say
Michaela
01:57:11
curiosity :)
Peter C
01:57:17
Faith
Ritti
01:57:25
Inner peace and being happy with whichever deckchair I get
Nina Allen
01:57:25
from our group: love, compassion, feeling of meditative peace
emma yese
01:57:27
love
annette fry
01:57:31
amazing possibilities
Maria Vitanova
01:57:34
all the endless metta!
Gavin
01:57:37
liberation
Deepak
01:57:39
Possibilities
Aoife
01:57:50
Coming Home
Lisa C
01:57:52
Crucial question. Would like to discuss this again! What lures you out of anger?
Liz Ashley
01:57:52
Keeping learning about what it’s all about
Gernot Preslmayer
01:57:53
second curiosity!
David Woodyer
01:57:54
Beauty
monikabuning
01:57:54
happiness
Robert Rowe
01:57:58
Not wanting to be burned to death.
Sarah Fox
01:58:01
Because the suffering inside becomes unbareable
Michelle
01:58:02
feeling my feelings
TEAM - Annie Jeffery
01:58:05
freedom from attachment and for my life to have the most positive impact
TEAM Collette
01:58:10
sangha and real connections between people
TEAM - Xandra
01:58:14
discovery, curiosity, other possibilities, connection, full array of human experiences.
Katia
01:58:15
Yes to loving more fully and having a truly open heart
Marie-Louise
01:58:18
Having experienced seeds of love, compassion, kindness - not possible from a car! Why not strive to develop that more?
Marie King
01:58:59
started yoga - which led to meditation - which led to Buddhism etc. Body awareness very helpful.
Suvarnantara Hart
01:59:04
Spaciousness and freedom
Ruth
01:59:05
radical acceptance
Alex M
01:59:11
Am interested that the children weren't satisfied by having survived the fire...they still wanted the carts
Connor Hourigan-Rae
01:59:24
i think iv been whacked with a large stick
Maria Vitanova
01:59:45
same route marie. and first came depression! so I was trying to escape the fire..
BN (they/them)
01:59:46
To seize the day. To go out into the sunshine today before it fades to snow on Monday
annette fry
02:05:38
please put the poem writer in the chat plus name
Karen
02:05:39
thank you
Sarah Fox
02:05:43
Thank you. x
Paul Bonett
02:05:44
Fabulous
TEAM - Annie Jeffery
02:05:45
Thanks so much!
Irene Amore
02:05:46
Thank you!
Zane Estere G.
02:05:46
thank you
Sarah
02:05:49
Thank you
emma yese
02:05:50
thank you
Ruth
02:05:50
thank you!
Connor Hourigan-Rae
02:05:52
thank you that was a lovely poem
Gavin
02:05:52
fantastic poem thanks
TEAM - Xandra
02:05:53
thank you
LBC
02:05:54
KuKai
Sam C
02:05:55
thank you
TEAM Collette
02:05:56
thank you!
Jolanta
02:05:57
thank you
Kadi K
02:05:57
Thanks so much 🙏🏽
Caroline Wilson
02:05:58
Thank you. Lots to think about
Alex M
02:05:58
that was a great poem. could you post it in slack later?
Lu Liu
02:05:58
thank you, really enjoyed the session!!
Nina Allen
02:05:59
thank you so much
Emily Austen
02:05:59
Thank you!
Guillermo Macias Pérez
02:06:00
ythankyou
monikabuning
02:06:00
Thank you
Lisa C
02:06:02
Excellent session. Thank you all.
Badri
02:06:02
Thank you :-)
Dee Byrne
02:06:04
Thank you : )
Marie-Louise
02:06:06
Wonderful session
Holly
02:06:07
Thank you very much!
ClaireH
02:06:07
Thank you!
Deepak
02:06:08
Thanks
Jess
02:06:09
Thank you :)
Suvarnantara Hart
02:06:09
Thank you lovely poem
Tania Murray
02:06:11
Thank you
Tana Medvedeva
02:06:11
thank you
Miriam Arentz
02:06:12
thank you,
Robert Rowe
02:06:14
T hank you