100 day supported online Meditation Challenge

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100 day supported online Meditation Challenge

Postby cooran » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:31 am

Hello all,

For those without a lay sangha or meditation teacher, this challenge by Wildmind might be a reasonable alternative. Started January 1st, but you can start anytime.:

Hit the ground sitting! Day 1 of our 100 Day Meditation Challenge
http://www.wildmind.org/blogs/on-practi ... -challenge

with metta
Chris
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Re: 100 day supported online Meditation Challenge

Postby James the Giant » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:54 pm

I like these challenges, they really help me keep motivated.
Thanks for telling us.
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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: 100 day supported online Meditation Challenge

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:08 pm

I'm game.
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Re: 100 day supported online Meditation Challenge

Postby James the Giant » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:18 am

I'm following the posts at wildmind, and doing the challenge, but I'm slightly discouraged to see the facilitator Bodhipaksa Dharmacari drinks alcohol, and says that the sensation of some parts of the body expanding in size during meditation is an early sign of the Formless Jhanas. hmmm...

I continue to find the challenge useful and interesting, but I sure wouldn't follow the guy as a teacher.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11


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