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metta meditation

Postby altar » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:31 pm

Hi,
this is an idea i've had for a while. if anyone likes we could do a forum internet sangha metta meditation. at an appointed time we can meditate from around the world.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:32 am

Greetings,

From memory, Fig Tree organised a similar thing at E-Sangha. It would be worth harnessing his thoughts and experiences.

As for the suggestion, I'm all for members taking the initiative to do things like this.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:11 am

I'm game Zach. Let's do it!
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Re: metta meditation

Postby altar » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:22 pm

i got it from a site called The Happiest Day of your life on facebook.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby rowyourboat » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:57 pm

Great! post a link :) :thumbsup:
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Re: metta meditation

Postby altar » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:09 pm

you can search the happiest day of your life on facebook.

but for this, for now, why doesn't anyone who is interested say so, and if some people are, we can make an announcement of the date and time, sometime this month?

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Re: metta meditation

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:44 pm

Hello altar,

What about the different time-zones? In Brisbane it is now 9.45 a.m. ... but in London it is 12.45 a.m. and in New York it's 7.43 p.m.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:47 am

altar wrote:you can search the happiest day of your life on facebook.


I agree Altar. But the trick with these things is to make it immediately accessible to everyone- and attractive. :smile:
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Re: metta meditation

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:54 am

cooran wrote:Hello altar,

What about the different time-zones? In Brisbane it is now 9.45 a.m. ... but in London it is 12.45 a.m. and in New York it's 7.43 p.m.

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Chris


Hi Chris,

This problem IMO is unavoidable- short of having meditation sessions to suit every time zone. Maybe to begin with Altar should choose a time zone suitable and convenient for himself- a weekend might attract more people- and proceed with it. As for numbers, I think if it becomes a regular occurrence- say once a month- it will snowball and numbers will gradually go up. I think it is a great idea- who knows perhaps one daywhen we have enough people on board there will be always someone radiating metta, right around the clock!

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Re: metta meditation

Postby altar » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:38 pm

I am in NJ and I think anytime outside of 12-6 am EST is okay.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:42 am

Hi Altar,

What's your GMT?

http://www.worldtimezone.com/

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Re: metta meditation

Postby altar » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:49 pm

Hi Mateesha,
My timezone is UTC -5.
So..... that means England time - 5.

Where are you others from?
I am in the NJ suburbs not too far from New York City. When I "develop my camera" maybe I will post a picture or two.
And Mike Khalil-Bodhi is in NY!
Btw, here is that site. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54655394764 and they have a site called lovingsilence.org as well.
Right now as I am editing this post, the time is just before 7 after noon. And I think it will show the time it is edited on the side. Metta is loving-kindness. Please all are welcomed, maybe this week or the following one we can schedule a meditation.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby altar » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:57 pm

how does mid-august sound? please post a thumbs up or something if you're interested.

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Re: metta meditation

Postby altar » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:20 pm

anyone?


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