Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

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Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

Postby rachmiel » Thu May 30, 2013 1:32 am

Hi. :-)

I'm working at establishing a daily meditation practice.

I've meditated regularly a few times before (anapanasati and vipassana, several months each), but I always seem to "fall off the wagon." ;-)

When I did the online it really helped me stay regular with my practice.

Is there a Dharma Wheel member meditation group? If not, would anyone like to help start one? All we'd need, I think, is a handful of people who would check in from time to time, share experiences, etc. I'm thinking: "interdenominational." All styles/disciplines/schools welcome. The goal is not to teach/be taught, rather to help each other maintain a healthy meditation practice.

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Re: Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

Postby rachmiel » Thu May 30, 2013 1:21 pm

I'll give this one more try ... then let it go. :-)
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Re: Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Thu May 30, 2013 10:27 pm

I'm game for talking about anything non-restricted, there is plenty I wouldn't share but I have found talking about and asking about meditation one here to be productive sometimes.

I think many Vajrayana people won't really be able to do this, or only sutra practices, even then..
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Postby Ayu » Thu May 30, 2013 10:46 pm

I didn't understand the practical process yet.
A meditation group where people come together in reality in a room and practice meditation together is an extremely helpful thing for beginners.
Seems like the spiritual power of the experienced members is able to carry the beginners part of the way. So a beginner may feel, where his practice can bring him. How it feels and why am i doing it.

But to meet and meditate together seems to be quite impossible in this regard.

So we could just write about our meditation experiences here?
I would not join that, because talking to much about it destroys the peace of mind just recently created by the meditation. It is like pouring water in a cup with a whole. The whole is the talking.
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Re: Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

Postby rachmiel » Fri May 31, 2013 4:33 am

I don't much like to meditate with people. I was in a sangha for a while and grew weary of the social nature of it.

What I would like is to have a trusted online circle of comrades, fellow meditators, who would function as a support system for each other: encourage each other to stay regular with meditation, deepen their practices, etc.

dharmagoat, your group sounds great! What kinds of things do you talk about on your daily meetings?
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Re: Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

Postby Ayu » Fri May 31, 2013 6:36 am

Congratulations.
I did not know about such a possibility of online meditation group. But if it gives good inspiration, anything is good. :twothumbsup:
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Re: Dharma Wheel member meditation group?

Postby dimeo » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:19 pm

The idea of this keeps returning to me and I'd like to participate in something like this as well.
We could collaborate on this, and who knows it may grow in numbers with time.

Could we build this through video conferencing? Connecting together in real time could be a wonderful thing to make happen. I'd like it to be open and inviting to anyone interested, beginning or experienced. You could sit and meditate together, have tea and share a talk afterwards. (Like a virtual Shambhala center.

This could happen using Google+ hangouts or https://talky.io/ allows 6 people to quickly and easily create a free video chat. Talky.io is an exciting new technology called WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication). Anyone can video conference using a current version of Chrome 23, Firefox 22, Opera 12, or Android.

I recall a rinpoche I was listening to in a podcast talking about how the dharma and sangha transcends time and space. How true!


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