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I was kicked, sorry my group! nice to meet you 😁👍
Didn’t get to say goodbye to my group so thank you
And you Laurence!
sorry I am late
yes, Rebecca, thanks to our group, very good to meet you, and a good experience that wasn’t long enough:)
hi and thanks so much. I have to go now, but see you tomorrow :)
Thanks to Joseph in my group for sharing the pebble metaphor
Thank you so much. I need to go and spend some family time now, but very much enjoyed being with you all
Q: Could you explain a bit more about Dhyanas, please? Thank you
Q. Please remind us of the 5 blockages of meditation as described earlier in the diagram.
Q. Any advice for those with chronic illnesses, especially around extreme fatigue and how to meditate in those states of exhaustion?
Q : how do you work towards relaxing tensions in your body without trying to hard to meditate
Q. If you have had a difficult emotional day and you meditate and you then feel nothing, is that normal?
q when I interrupt a thought I fight with myself not to return to it, is that craving?
Q. Are ideas (eg, creative or artistic ideas, how to communicate something) and reflection on the world, considered to be the ‘positive I want’ realm that was on the bottom right of the path?
Q: how do you deal with when intense emotions comes up during meditation?
Q Do you have advice for working with two seemingly opposing hindrances that occur at the same time, particularly anxiety/restlessness and sloth/torpor?
Q are you saying that all the hindrances are covering up the suffering and joy that lies beneath them? Because we cannot face this ?
there was a book called' living with chronic illness and pain this morning by breathworks and written by videlamala
Q. What path would it be when we just enjoy thinking for thinking during meditation? Is the aim to be with the thinking as if lucid dreaming where both thoughts and awareness of the thoughts co-occur throughout the experience?
Q. Is it possible to take the whole journey you explained with the path diagram within a single mediation practice or is this something where you progressively walk the path over time. Or both?
Q. when you reach a state of emptiness in meditation is it best to sit with it or just continue watching the breath etc?
how do you observe your feelings without framing them in language? I find it very hard not to think in language and then move towards analysis of feelings.
Q: I think it’s really fascinating that pretty much universally such things as these hindrances exist in the mind — I wonder why they exist or what purposes they serve, be that evolutionary or, if you like, theological purposes. I am think along the lines of the need for obstruction or resistance in order for us to have something to transcend/overcome. Any thoughts? Or rather anything thoughts on what the spiritual path would be if they didn’t exist.
Or human life at all — without difficulty, suffering, something to overcome/transcend/work with
iIt is possible to experiment Dana states of mind in on
QHow do you navigate the subtle line between drifting and sinking? I often find myself sinking and once I realise the settlement I tend to overcorrect and drift. I find it particularly difficult during days of hardship when I loose subtlety and pull the strings of my thoughts in aggressive rather than mindful manner.
one go but enlightenment is a process following this experience
Do you have to be ordained to d learn and experience these other meditations?
Thank you very much!
thank you to everyone
thank you so much!
thank you so much (hello Britta!)
Thank you. That was really helpful.
Thank you so much!!
thank you v much all
thanks so much. so interesting xx
Thank you everyone! ☺️
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only day 3 but such a brilliant and inspiring programme, mixing practice and disxussion
Yes so rich
Thank you - really benefiting from the challenge
Thank you for a lovely evening
Thank you very much!
thank you xx
Thank You! Xxx
Thank you good night x
Thank you all!
Thanks for all your amazing work:-)
thank you, niiight xx
Thank you for such a clear explanation