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    Tonglen Practice Circle meeting #2

    Dear All

    With all remaining equal, I hope to host the second meeting of the Tonglen Practice Circle on Sunday 27 August @ 8pm BST (British Summer Time)/UST+1.

    I hope to see you all there.

    As we practice tonglen – taking and sending – gradually it dawns on us how totally interconnected we all are. Now people know that what we do to the rivers in South America affects the whole world. Everything is interrelated – including ourselvecs, so this is very important, this making friends with ourselves. It’s the key to a more sane, compassionate planet.

    What you do for yourself – any gesture of kindness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself – will affect how you experience your world. In fact, it will transform how you experience the world. What you do for yourself, you’re doing for others, and what you do for others, you’re doing for yourself. When you exchange yourself for others in the practice of tonglen, it becomes increasingly uncertain what is out there and what is in here
    .”

    -- Pema Chödrön ‘Start From Where You Are’


    Gassho
    Kokuu
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Thank you Kokuu. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    SatToday/LAH

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    Thank you Kokuu, I hope to join you all
    Gassho
    Frankie

    satwithyoualltoday/lah

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    Wonderful, Frankie. I hope to see you there!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Thank you everyone. I lost transmission during the sitting and when I came back,it seems I didn't mute my mic ( although I was sure I had) so I do apologise for any ambient noise.
    Grateful to have shared this practice with you.
    Gassho
    Frankie
    satwithyoualltoday/lah

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    Thank you all! Yes I had mic glitches too today! I was glad to practice for the folks in Texas--my mind has been on them pretty continually anyway. It's difficult to sit here and know what's going on there and not be able to do anything else!
    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakuden View Post
    Thank you all! Yes I had mic glitches too today! I was glad to practice for the folks in Texas--my mind has been on them pretty continually anyway. It's difficult to sit here and know what's going on there and not be able to do anything else!
    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    Yes I sat for them too Jakuden, reading earlier about Jundo's change of plans because of the storms, they had been on my mind a lot today. Great opportunity to have this evening to sit Tonglen for them and all sentient beings caught up in natural disasters.
    Gassho
    Frankie

    satwithyoualltoday/lah

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    I did hear a cat miaow at some point so don't know if that was coming from your mic, Frankie?!

    Thank you for sitting with me

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    I did hear a cat miaow at some point so don't know if that was coming from your mic, Frankie?!

    Thank you for sitting with me

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    Errrk, yes, that was Peppe, my youngest and naughtiest cat, he wanted to come into the room because I was there. I do apologise!

    Gassho
    Frankie
    satwithyoutoday/lah

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    Oh, it is absolutely no problem at all, Frankie. Cats always seem to want to be where the action is!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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