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janine
17:02
isn't this amazing technology :-)
Wendy Hammond
17:12
Hope we won’t all end up in a poem !!!
Stevan Cirkovic
17:14
Morning all :) Stevan from Bow here
Lucy Jamieson
17:17
Good morning from Walthamstow
susanjohnson
17:19
Hullo From Viryadana in Kempsey, Australia
Sonia’s iPad
18:21
Good morning everyone from Devon
PeterH Queensland
18:28
Good morning from Queensland, Guilhem and Maitreyabandhu
Inez
23:35
Tuesday evening… ha ha
juliekuorence
23:45
We are ahead 9hrs in Sydney lol
Maria Nazdravan
43:24
that was a beautiful way of articulating it, thank you
Eva Kolanowska
01:25:25
Apologies for a basic question but why is pleasure important? i find that concept quite difficult to take on.
Heidi Moore
01:25:31
Struggled hearing you again sadly
Heidi Moore
01:25:47
Thank you have to go to work!
Isabel
01:26:01
Ive never focussed on the energy before! A different experience, thank you
Maria Nazdravan
01:26:13
I noticed that when I switched to observing myself as energy I felt fear of dissolving into everything. But then I focused on the feeling of the blanket over my shoulders containing me, which made it easier to feel the energy. Could you talk a bit about containing the energy and the fear of dissolution, please?
Amy Nye
01:26:19
How do we let go of gripping in the body when we don’t know what the gripping is connected to? It feels like the gripping is connected to my very existence, and if I let go, I’ll let go of my existence, this feels huge and a bit scary.
Howard G
01:27:00
Comment : It was like looking in a rock pool trying not to stir it up with a stick, watching what happens, the waves coming and going.
Jai Landau
01:27:25
When I think I stop feeling. My mood shifts fast from sad to happier. I see how I block my pleasure by gripping the body. Getting distracted.
Rachael Hart
01:27:47
Thanks so much for the guide I’m very grateful for the tip on breathing through the part of the body that’s in discomfort.. it felt very mettaful :) unfortunately I have to head off go well everyone see you tomorrow x
Matt Q
01:28:24
Thankyou. That was a very relaxed, gentle, non-striving way in. I really like the instruction to just "sit back" into the experience of pleasure.
Jenny Onyx
01:28:29
When I achieve pleasure in meditation that usually experienced as a light turned on, a glowing light which expands not sure if whole body, but body is in the light
Victoria Barron
01:28:56
Keep on falling asleep! A perennial problem for me when meditating. So I find pleasure, drift off, realise I've drifted off and fall asleep, catch myself, get annoyed, calm myself from getting annoyed and try not to yank back, come back to pleasure, try to stay in it, drift off...repeat!
Jasper Llewellyn
01:29:30
Thank you! I experienced a strong swell of intensity that brought me to tears in a way that definitely pleasurable on some level, although not in the way that I would've imagined it xx
User 1
01:29:41
Thanks for an enlightening meditation, your wisdom and guidance, amazing. Lindsey
PeterH Queensland
01:29:45
Brilliant session - very much into the pleasure of meditating - more, please
Andrew Ravenscroft
01:30:57
thankyou Maitreybandhu, Guilhem, everyone. Metta
Irene Amore
01:31:33
Thank you so much, today's teaching felt really important and strong, and helped my practice almost magically. It is such a shame I have to leave. Thank you again.
Pam
01:32:07
A really interesting experience: focusing on energy. I lost all sense of my pain. I felt pleasure in a very different way: non grasping. Thank you. Really enjoying these early morning sessions. Good balance of teaching and meditation.
Kerry Jolley
01:33:04
I lost the definition of my body for part of that. I wasn't numb because I could feel energy. Does this mean anything?
Pauline Reid
01:35:04
Thank you so much, a very beautiful meditation. It was so releasing to focusing on letting go and breathing through the whole body.
Jody
01:35:32
I feel a most comfortable pleasurable emptiness. Sort of floating. . . beyond. Thank u all for this still place
Alex Houghton
01:36:05
Thank you so much. Beautiful meditation.
Jody
01:36:22
yes dissolution of contraction
Inez
01:37:43
Can you please say a little more about how Dhyana nurtures insight. Once we feel the pleasure and are stable in the energy body, (which feels to me like I’ve expanded beyond the physical body) what is the next step. Because I often feel the pleasure but I’m not sure what to look out for next.
Paul Bonett
01:38:10
Thanks for the practice. Very illuminating. X
bettinacalderazzo
01:40:05
Even though I tell myself im being empathetic with the breath into tension, If I truly look subtly I can see that im actually trying to push it / blow it away with the breath, which then I realise is creating more tension… any tips?
Jai Landau
01:40:24
What if you notice the energy but your heart is sad ? Find it hard to focus on energy in body and aspect of mindfulness of breathing as you said
rebecca
01:42:35
Thank you for the wonderful teaching. I had a sense of enrichment and expansion. It came and went but was definitely there along with sensations. I think you just answered my question as to whether the coming and going is ok or whether I should aim for more consistency. Thank you
Helen L
01:44:04
Thank you as always, I learn something every time you lead the sit, even after over a year.
PeterH Queensland
01:44:31
Thank you, Maitreyabandhu, Guilhem, everyone.
Metta
Wendy Hammond
01:44:36
Thank you !
Suede Stanton-Drudy
01:44:39
Thank you Maitreyabandhu.
Vanessa Fagan
01:44:41
A very opening and pleasurable experience with strong energy this morning, really loving having this extra time for teaching and a longer meditation and gaining so much from it, thank you so much Maitreyabandu, hope everyone has a great day, much metta to you all!
Richard
01:44:43
Thank you!
Giulia B.
01:44:43
Powerful meditation. Thanks, Maitreyabandhu. Brilliant as always :) x
Maria Nazdravan
01:44:43
Thank you so much!
Amy Nye
01:44:46
Thank you so much!!!
Denise
01:44:47
Thank you so much :)
thierry
01:44:50
thank you vm
Howard G
01:44:50
Thank you 🙏🏽
bettinacalderazzo
01:44:51
Thank you so much as always x
Helena Bonett
01:44:56
thank you!
Jasenka Horvat
01:44:59
Thank you!
Adeline Aletti
01:45:02
thank you very much!
Patrick Gravett-Curl
01:45:07
Thanks so much x
Loren @yogaantics
01:45:08
Thank you. 🙂
juliekuorence
01:45:09
Thanks again, another brilliant session! See you tomorrow x
john pipal
01:45:09
thanks …. good stuff!
Robert Lennon
01:45:12
Thank you! Very much appreciated, see you tomorrow
Caro
01:45:17
Thank you Maitreyabandhu, Guillem, and David xx
Eva MK
01:45:18
Thank you
Lizzie K
01:45:26
thanks so much
Ruth Robinson
01:45:30
Great thx, will look for pleasure and try to tap into energy
annnevans
01:45:32
Thank you so much ! It was a wonderful meditation…
Helen Gaynor
01:45:33
Thank you - great session indeed