Author Topic: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.  (Read 9720 times)

gannuman

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #125 on: May 24, 2020, 10:55:18 PM »
True :) thank Middleway!
Lord of gods, there are two kinds of happiness ... Two kinds of sadness ... Two kinds of equinimity: That which you should cultivate and that which you should not cultivate.

Nicolas

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #126 on: May 28, 2020, 09:11:21 AM »
Bonjour everyone!

I'm Nicolas from Switzerland. I have been practising vipassana/anapana in the style of Goenka since last year and have been (most of the time  :-\ ) kept a daily practise since, which I found challenging yet rewarding. Like I believe many others, I was a "lurker reader" on the forum for some time. One of the thing I've really enjoyed here is that it has helped me put the school I come from in perspective, I mean not taking Goenka's teachings as final words or beyond criticism.

Have a nice day all!

Middleway

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #127 on: May 28, 2020, 11:51:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum Nicolas.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Emoint

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #128 on: June 08, 2020, 09:18:24 AM »
Hi all,
My name is Lance and I have not lurked on the forum, i think more accurately I have lurked for a way to really contact myself a lot of my life. I'll be honest, I have asked to join this forum because despite a dysfunctional family upbringing and counselling, it was not until my aunty died that the true extant of my deafness to me and shut down of the inner workings came to the surface. Nothing was working really, then I read that emotions run the mind not the mind runs the emotions and things began to click. My instinct lead me to mindfulness, then to emotional intelligence, and the EQ forum said to talk to people each day about how your meditation went. Thats why i'm here to be amongst people who meditate and can relate experiences. I'm meditating 20 mins a day on the beginners stage of EQ website started by the segals in america. It seems that some of you have meditated for many years and are very practised at it, I have been meditating 20 mins a day for four days and happily feel like a child in comparison. I dont know the different forms or types of meditation, it is enough that i have discovered EQ's website. Is it ok that the one thing in common and prevalent theme is that we all meditate. I guess I just need to be, or need to know that like minded people are close to hand for comfort and peace of mind I guess. hence my desire to register with you. Thanks

Matthew

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2020, 09:45:06 AM »
Hi Lance,

Welcome to the forums. Such dynamics can truly hold us back in life. It's all learned behaviours though, and can be unlearned too. Meditation was the beginning of true healing for me, also coming from a very dysfunctional family/background. The calm helped me know "I'm safe, I can handle it" and the insight gained started to untie the knots that bound me. I don't think it would be hyperbolic to say it may have saved my life.

I look forward to getting to know you through this space. I'm sure you will find the practice beneficial, the fruits of meditation undo these patterns of suffering with patience, self-compassion, and a little time.

You might find the "calm-abiding" practice linked from the home page beneficial. Development of calm and acceptance in body and mind unlock many doors.

Warmly,

Matthew
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

Thanisaro85

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #130 on: June 11, 2020, 12:17:07 AM »
Hi all,
My name is Lance

Hi Lance,

Just a quick note, the mental state of every person varies. So sometimes even new meditators can progress very fast too. It is just like someone who have great physical health by default, even he has not run for 10 to 20 years, he can progress in marathon pretty quick. And next, hope you can find some good sharings here that benefits you

Regards
A Mind Unshaken, when touches by worldy matter, sorrowless, secure and dustless, this is the ultimate great blessing~ Mangala Sutta

Emoint

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #131 on: June 12, 2020, 10:53:19 AM »
Thankyou Matthew and Thanisaro 85 for your welcomes,  Thanisoro85 I like the analogy, it is true especially in this lock down you see people running or exercising, and you look at their shape or age and think, whats getting you to do this? Its a case i think of having an in built athlete in you and no matter how much you try to fight it or pass it off, it just comes to the surface anyway. I'm not gonna try and become a monk. I just want to feel all my space within having seemingly run away from that space or unaware of its significance most of my life. I'm only doing beginners emotional intelligence 16 mins meditation and i'm starting to feel the lungs rub,roll, press against the stomach and organs retracting then re settling themselves. So thankyou both, I feel by your responses that I have stepped past the door now into the lobby. i'll check out c-abiding as you suggest Matthew, cheers all

Lucas_T

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #132 on: June 20, 2020, 11:18:30 PM »
Hello Vipassanaforum.net Sangha!

My name is Lucas, I live in Toronto, Canada. I have been meditating and attempting to learn Dharma seriously for the past year.
I sit for two hours each day, and hope to spend some time practicing intensively at a monastery when health regulations deem it safe to do so.

The practice has greatly improved my life, from helping me develop my attention, gain control of anxiety, and generally aid my understanding of what it going to make my life enjoyable and meaningful.
The groups that I am a part of are full of mostly people 50+, I am in my mid 20's, so sometimes because of the age difference I lack that sense of being able to connect and discuss practice. These conversations are ones I definitely crave, so I'm very happy to see that they go on here.

Hoping everyone is safe in this time and practice is going well!

-L
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How little I knew
Even till yesterday

Middleway

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #133 on: June 21, 2020, 01:42:03 PM »
Welcome to the forum Lucas.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt.

 

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