Author Topic: Do you want meditate together?  (Read 7006 times)

ivana

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Do you want meditate together?
« on: December 05, 2010, 06:27:21 PM »
Hi
I would like to offer to meditate together with me and it does not matter where are you. Despite we are at different places and we do different type of meditation we can meditate together.I think it is always better to have mates.
I will do meditate on Wendesday 8.12.2010 from 7am till 8am. I am in the UK so if you are at other times zone please change time acording it and of course it does not  mean that you have to meditate 1 hour maybe you want only 10 minutes.
I know it seems maybe litlle silly but do you join me?
Take care
Ivana

soma

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 07:13:04 PM »
I think it is a great idea to do this.
Is that in the morning or in the evening - it is impossible for me to learn am and pm. If it is in the evening I will join in.
At the moment the cushion works as a repellant and having an appointment to sit actually works for me.  :)

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 07:55:05 PM »
Hi Soma
It is nice to read your reply.
am means morning.
But Soma if I will do next time I will offer time which could be evening. Please write me private message what time suit to you.
It could be fine if you send me by private message so other people will not confuse about right day and time.
Take care
Ivana

Morning Dew

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 08:34:12 PM »
No need for PMs please keep it public so others know what is decided :)
I am in But can we please make it rather a whole day meditation day no matter when we decide to sit. For exhample we say whole day meditation Dec.8th 2010. Feel free to join whenever and meditate from 20 minutes to as long as you can.
Sounds good?
You see we all have different responsabilities, my dog eats 7.30 and it can take him up to 2 hours to take a dump, and i am kind of housebreaking him ;)

I vote for a whole day but minimum 20 minutes no matter what time.

So?

Friendly

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 08:51:46 PM »
Hi Che
I thank you for your ideas.Despite it is not what I thought as first time.  My idea is that when I sit somebody other is sitting as well. As I wrote next time it could be other time. Of course if you want  to write what time is suitable to you publicly.
I am sending a website for checking what time is at different places of world.
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
I will try my mindulness meditation Wednesday 7-8 morning (location London). I checked if you are in Stockholm it is time from 8 till 9 morning and you are welcome.
Say hello to your dog.
Take care
Ivana
« Last Edit: December 05, 2010, 09:09:44 PM by Ivana »

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 06:10:26 PM »
Hi
I will meditate tomorrow morning alone. How about next Wednesday15th December from 8 till 9 evening. It could be maybe suitable for more people. Let me know.
Ivana

Quardamon

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 06:18:48 PM »
Hello Ivana,
Tomorrow I cannot at that time.
For the 15th I wrote it in my diary, and I hope not to forget.
Greetings
Quardamon

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 06:23:42 PM »
Hello Ivana,
Tomorrow I cannot at that time.
For the 15th I wrote it in my diary, and I hope not to forget.
Greetings
Quardamon
I look forward to it.

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 08:30:38 PM »
Dear friends
to push my self to meditate without going to meditation class is hard for me.
Please remember on Wednesday that we can meditate together
 London time 20.00 - 21.00
Take care
Ivana

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 05:58:15 PM »
I am sending my last invitation
Remember tomorrow from 8 evening of London time.
I hope Soma and Quardamon will meditate together with me.
Ivana

Matthew

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 06:24:05 PM »
I'll be there ... in fact .. depending on where you are in London we may be sitting very near to each other :)
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ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 07:36:34 PM »
Actually Surrey therefore I suppose south of you.
I thank you for your support to sit togehter.


soma

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 08:55:33 PM »
I will be there for sure - looking forward to it  :)

Matthew

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 10:16:33 PM »
Thank you for your support Ivana.
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Alexanderjohn

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 12:44:48 AM »
Will be sure to try and join you as well. It'll be mid day here in s.e asia, perfect.

ivana

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 09:15:13 PM »
How was your meditation? I hope your meditation was better than my one.
I am not good but I try. I will not be here for a while. I am going to 10 days Vipassana course and I hope it helps me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011.
Ivana

soma

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 09:44:04 PM »
Hey, Ivana, thanks for setting this up it was great sitting with you all and it really proves how silly the mind is  :D It has been a pain to sit for a while now but tonight sitting one hour was a breeze just because I knew you were sitting at the same time in another country and alexanderjohn in asia and so on. That is really worth investigating.

Good luck with your retreat - I am going to 'celebrate' new year at a goenka centre as well so no champagne and fireworks this year. But if we are lucky some water with lemon.

Hope we can do some more of these long distance group sittings.

Matthew

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 12:08:10 AM »
Very good. Thanks Ivana for getting me to do an extra hour. Maybe next time if anyone wants to we can conference call on skype afterwards and discuss meditation?

M
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Quardamon

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2010, 10:47:48 AM »
Hello Ivana, Matthew, Soma, AlexanderJohn, (and others?),

I was there, but an hour later than appointed. (At the appointed time, we had a family quarrel about doing homework. My son had a lot of homework from school, and had not done other homework in advance. So he decided he would not go to school the next day. (That is today.) (After all indeed he stayed home.)
The sitting was different from when I sit alone. I am not sure that I want to discuss what I felt. I might rather keep it for myself.

I like the idea of doing this, say one in three weeks.

Regards,

Quardamon

maybeiam

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2010, 01:56:20 AM »
Very good. Thanks Ivana for getting me to do an extra hour. Maybe next time if anyone wants to we can conference call on skype afterwards and discuss meditation?

M

YEs , very inspiring
i would feel good ,
very good
on doing such
Bless you

soma

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2010, 09:42:33 PM »
Yes this was good and i hope we can do this some more, maybe starting in january.
We only tried this once so it is hard do say anything really but I got the feeling that there is a difference in sitting alone at home, sitting with others in the same room and sitting together 'long distance' and that is worth exploring.
There really should not be any difference if all is in your mind and it is surprisingly surprising to find a sense of difference here.
Skype is also an interesting option - got to get that going somehow. is some special equipment needed for that ?

Matthew

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2010, 10:22:51 PM »
...Skype is also an interesting option - got to get that going somehow. is some special equipment needed for that ?

Nope. Just a computer, microphone + speakers or headset and skype installed. Can conference with up to 15 people.
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Alexanderjohn

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2010, 01:04:41 AM »
Turns out when I sat I realised I mis-calculated the time difference, I was 8 hours behind when I should've been ahead :D Ah well next time I'll be sure to sit at the right time. Skype idea is great, would make this sangha feel much more connected. I'll definitely join if the time fits in, tricky time difference.

zaveri pravin

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 03:37:46 PM »
hi
it is a great idea.
i am doing meditation daily from 8a.m. to 9a.m.,
in the evening from 6p.m.to 7p.m. regularly
two time in a day it will give more benifits to us.
i will sent you daily loving mitta to you.
pravin zaveri
ickenham-london u.k.

Matthew

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Re: Do you want meditate together?
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 06:01:19 PM »
Welcome to the forums zaveri,

Matthew
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