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Online Spring Retreat - Shared screen with speaker view
Gretta Corporaal
16:38
hello everyone from Windsor!
Kirstie Mckevitt
34:55
Be yourself ,everyone else is taken-Oscar Wilde!
London Buddhist Centre
41:40
How do you relate to the metaphor of the raincloud?
London Buddhist Centre
42:12
How comfortable are you with the idea of us being different to each other? What sort of plant are you?
Caroline Day
01:04:33
In our group we had sweet peas, orchids and money plants
Gernot Preslmayer
01:05:10
Q / how do plants know how much water they need to bloom and flourish?
alison neville
01:05:18
moon flower and tumbleweed….
Chloe Brennan-Card
01:05:19
I am a cactus!
Jowonder
01:05:29
I think I
Gary Thompson
01:05:37
we had withered lily, a daisy, an olive tree, a big weathered oak, ivy
Jowonder
01:05:45
I think I'm a tree
Gavin
01:05:52
, Agave ocahui = the century plant because people used to think it flowered only once every 100 years. A more accurate estimate is that it blooms once after 25 to 30 years of growth.
Alex M
01:05:58
Q its not really about the parable but, if you have time, it would be great to hear you talk a bit more about how you're not always so aware of how you're feeling. I am similar, which means I find the metta bhavana really hard and was wondering how you approach that?
TEAM - Annie Jeffery
01:06:00
Q How can we work out what kind of plant we are?
Paul Bonett
01:06:04
Q: If you already have a path you are on which has meaning and purpose, can the Buddhist path act as a framework to support this or is that the wrong way around?
cari
01:06:16
I feel like an algae
Suvarnantara Hart
01:06:21
White Lotus
Darragh
01:06:25
In our group we had geraniums, shrubs, dandelions, spindly unstable tall silver birches - a mushroom, because he was a fungi to be around apparently.
Jowonder
01:06:58
deep roots and occasional blossom
Tana Medvedeva
01:07:00
probably ivy (not the poison kind I hope)
Maria Vitanova
01:07:19
Q can you talk a bit about honoring individuality in others while using the experience you have gathered by getting to know Yourself?
Jowonder
01:07:48
Q
Nathalie Blue
01:08:07
Q. Would you be able to say a bit more about why some of us are really uncomfortable with difference and some of us insist how different we are?
Ann-Marie
01:08:35
I was thinking about how people see me, rather than how i saw myself.
TEAM - Xandra
01:09:17
what kind of plant people think you are?
Michaela
01:13:23
Q: How can one tell the difference between a “dhamma overload” and a kind of an indiscipline in practice?
TEAM - Annie Jeffery
01:16:18
that's super helpful, thanks
Paul Bonett
01:18:21
The second half of your answer is what I’m after doing, following the path of the Buddha
Paul Bonett
01:19:19
Thanks :)
Maria Vitanova
01:25:13
Paul, I´ve always wondered the same.. I mean, the Buddha wasn´t FOLLOWING Buddhism/a teaching, was he :)
annette fry
01:25:50
I think there is more to it, there may be specific reasons that you don’t enjoy or agree with ‘the group’, and I can think of many instances of this, some incredibly dangerous.
annette fry
01:26:12
I mean the group itself can be dangerous
Anna H
01:28:03
This is exactly what I’m finding! People feel threatened when I’m being truthful as they think I’m challenging them but actually I’m just being helpful! 😊
emma yese
01:29:42
I love how you answer, thank you!
Alex M
01:29:55
I suppose one the risks of the spiritual hierarchy concept is that it can start to seem like a competition, where you're trying to 'grow' more quickly in order to overtake those in front of you...
Kenya Silva
01:29:58
How can one 'measure' the level of spiritual development?
Tana Medvedeva
01:33:08
solitary retreat sounds like an excellent idea
Anna H
01:33:23
Alex M - yes that’s true re spiritual hierarchy. I also find that because I see everyone more equally I don’t restrict myself based on mental notions of peoples positions.
Peter C
01:33:27
Naps are apparently a good idea
Eisha Karol
01:33:41
Solitary retreat is not a good idea if you have lots of unprocessed trauma. It’s good for some people but not everyone.
Sophie
01:35:40
Do you ever do silent retreats at the LBC?
Paul Bonett
01:36:19
How long would you suggest as a starter solitary retreat?
Isabel
01:42:11
Say it again please
Maria Vitanova
01:42:38
uncovering = growth <3
Michaela
01:42:47
they go hand in hand
Peter C
01:42:49
makes me feel a little bit silly
Maria Vitanova
01:42:54
hahahahhaha
Connor Hourigan-Rae
01:43:03
it’s assuring to know that we all have innate beauty
Annie Raff
01:43:05
feels more easeful than growth
Gavin
01:43:06
optimistic!
Peter C
01:43:11
like I should have known
Anna H
01:43:13
Growth comes with uncovering I find.
Aoife
01:43:26
uncovering is reassuring
TEAM - Annie Jeffery
01:43:26
I feel the same in a way Peter C
Sarah Fox
01:43:48
Much prefer the idea of uncovering rather than growth- The idea of finding our potential within ourselves appeals to me much more than the idea of the a higher being pouring down their wisdom on me
Sam C
01:43:53
you find it rather than being shown it
Emily Austen
01:43:54
I like the idea of it having been there all the time , it’s comforting
Isabel
01:43:57
Curiosity in undercovering
Jessica Sun
01:43:58
There is less forceful intent and curiosity in discovery
Badri
01:44:00
All the potential is there, love the idea of uncovering it
Peter C
01:44:01
a bit of grief then
Anna H
01:44:01
Discovering happens naturally as we open as does growth.
Gary Thompson
01:44:06
uncovering doesn't indicate state of being or extent of growth. Being unaware doesn't mean you're not spiritually wise. Perhaps we've just not pieced stuff together.
emma yese
01:44:30
uncovery is choosing to be on earth not in your own world
Darragh Peter - Cambridge
01:45:05
Growth comes from giving ourselves space, from being with ourselves and acceptance.
Ann-Marie
01:45:19
Unpeeling our layers to see what jewel lies within
Peter C
01:45:33
relief!
Alex M
01:45:33
i think uncovering sounds harder because it sounds more like something you have to do internally yourself; whereas i associate growth with something external that others can guide you with
Anna H
01:45:34
Growth can be mentally driven whereas uncovering can happen when our thoughts fall away.
Debbie Rees
01:48:26
Thank you again :-)
Suvarnantara Hart
01:48:30
The rain of the Dharma is calming the fire of the burning house
TEAM - Annie Jeffery
01:48:36
Thank you so much!
Nina Allen
01:48:39
thanks so very much
emma yese
01:48:43
thank youuu
Peter C
01:48:43
thanks you!
Kenya Silva
01:48:45
thank you very much! :-)
Ruth
01:48:48
Thank you x
Aoife
01:48:48
Thank You
Holly
01:48:50
Thank you!
Giulia B.
01:48:51
Thank you!
TEAM - Xandra
01:48:52
thank you very much!
TEAM Oscar Porter Brentford
01:48:53
Thank you Paramabandhu!
Gavin
01:48:54
Thanks Paramabandhu for an interesting afternoon. To all the lovely people in my group and everyone on the retreat. Much love. See you tonight!
Anna H
01:48:54
Thank you all. Really great session.
Nathalie Blue
01:48:55
Thank you
Paul Bonett
01:48:57
Thank you v much x
Dee Byrne
01:48:57
thank you - I love these sessions!
Bronwen Davies
01:48:58
thank you very interesting
Pam
01:49:00
Thank you so much x
Sophie
01:49:00
A HUGE THANK YOU!
miriamdoran08@gmail.com
01:49:00
Thanks so much xxxx
Sarah Fox
01:49:01
thank you. x
Jess
01:49:03
That was really good, thank you :)
Pippa Masters
01:49:03
Thank you!
Geraldine
01:49:04
Thank you very much.
Irene Amore
01:49:05
Great afternoon together and great teaching. See you tomorrow!
Emily Austen
01:49:12
That was great!
Rainbow Wilcox
01:49:14
thank you for the rich teachings!
Ann-Marie
01:49:14
Thank you 😊