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Beautiful led meditation, really powerful, thank you Subhadramati..:) x
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thank you - going to have to go now, But will join for longer next time. Much appreciated. Deepa and Dan
Q had no idea how to visualise the buddha - what do you/other people see
Q; is the stream entry referring to a stage in practice that you get to, or could you go in and out of it?
thank you I really enjoyed the as if scenario since our imaginations are so powerful and I could definitely feel a light shining down on me and a great sense of hurt and vibration
Reflection: i love the stream notion and feel that I have entered that and love meditating daily
it reminded me of the Green Tara meditation
Q: I often visualise White Tara in my meditation and use the mantra as it helps me to concentrate. How do I know when im in the intermediate stage you described?
Q: in terms of visualising, are there certain types of brains (in relation to learning styles ie visual/audio/kinectic learners) which find it easier to ‘see’ scenes and can it be adapted to imagine more of a feeling or something else if struggling to visualise an image? :))
Reflection: I find visualisation as part of meditation really transformative and have often found that it moves me ‘forward’ each time (if that makes sense!)
Q) Do you ever feel that the sky around you, is you.... I felt for a moment that is not not me -- but I just let go and got on with the practice. Sometimes in meditation I feel the energy outside the physical form -- it feels like metta. Anyhow -- I just let my thoughts pass and got on with it and it was a lovely meditation. Again
Q. I find it easier to visualise the Buddha,,with all due respect, as some quite ordinary person you might meet in daily life, who radiates great kindness and evokes the same in other people, rather than a golden creature like the sun that you would never actually meet in reality. Is that is a legitimate way of imagining the Buddha?
Q: I found that my hands were burning throughout the practice. I guessed it was best to observe it and move on but would focussing on it have sent me further into the meditation?
Q would you normally have experienced stream entry or something like it before ordination?
Q. What is the difference between stream entry and loving meditation so much that you want to meditate all the time pls? or is that the same thing? thank you :o)
Q I really enjoyed the visualisation meditation tonight - do you recommend bringing this type of practice into our regular meditation practices - metta and mindfulness of breathing?
Q: I found this really challenging - I don't feel like I have a proper concept of the Buddha (or enlightenment) yet and suspect I probably need to spend a fair bit more time on our 'usual' meditations, and learning more about Buddhism, before I can connect to this kind of practice. That being said, is there a more basic, beginner version of this I could practice (that might be a bit less dependent on feeling a connection to the Buddha)?
q: I wanted to ask about sound and mantra. This morning with Janavaca I had a 'rush' of positive vedana when the bell/ bowl was struck. This evening I ended up thinking of the buddha's mantra to help 'stay in' a physical felt sense of the buddha. Am I cheating?
Q: I think I may feel afraid I drown if I enter the stream, leaving the self behind..don't know how deep it may be and if it is empty..this horror vacui which is probably fear of death (lack of self ..perhaps associated with death of self..). how do I overcome this fear?
Q Can I sign up for the stream entry challenge! ...Hope it starts soon? . ... I'm nearly 60 ;-)
Q: I always wonder about how far away and impossible we make enlightenment seem. Can you look at it that at the moment you perceive the truth (some part) of the dharma (for many people this is life-changing), that is enlightenment, and as time goes on we become more fully suffused with light, more fully transformed, more fully enlightened?
Q: is there anything we can learn from the metaphor of a loving God? I am thinking of the idea of a relationship, which allows for thanking, gratitude, notions of being blessed, a sense of intimacy, reverence, prayer, humility, communication/communion, etc.
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Thank you for a wonderful class. Goodnight.
Thank you x
thank you very much
Thank you very much, goodnight everyone :)
thanks so very much. blessings xxx
thank you so much
thank you from Ann