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Thread: TONGLEN MEDITATION CIRCLE Sunday 26 August 2018

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    TONGLEN MEDITATION CIRCLE Sunday 26 August 2018

    Dear all

    Please do join us for the beautiful Tibetan inspired practice of taking and sending (tonglen), tomorrow on Sunday 26 August. This practice is based on loving kindness (metta) and includes both taking in the suffering of others and sending joy, peace and metta.

    All are very welcome to join whether they have previous experience of the practice or not.

    The Tonglen Practice Circle will be happening tomorrow in the scheduled sitting room at the following times:

    UK (BST) - 8pm
    Western Europe - 9pm
    EDT - 3pm
    CDT - 2pm
    MDT - 1pm
    PDT - 12pm
    AKDT - 11am
    Tokyo - 5am (Monday)

    For those unfamiliar with the practice, there is a short description here: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...e-Instructions

    I hope to see you there!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
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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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    Hi Kokuu, will do my best to be with you this evening.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Hello Kokuu,

    I too will be there, thank you. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH

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    That was lovely! Thank you for coming.

    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 and Meitou.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Thank you Kokuu and Sekishi, powerful and lovely experience as always. May we be at peace, embracing all conditions of life.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    satwithyouthisevening/ lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Thank you Kokuu ... sorry I got pulled away by life ... but you were all in my heart. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH

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    Kokuu,

    Did we ever discuss recording these so people can join later, much as with our weekly Zazenkai?

    Is there a reason that we are not? I would love to make this more widely available to people who can't attend at that time.

    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLAH
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi Jundo

    We talked about it at the begining and decided not to record. I cannot remember exactly why.

    Am happy to learn how to do so though.

    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
    Hi Jundo

    We talked about it at the begining and decided not to record. I cannot remember exactly why.

    Am happy to learn how to do so though.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    Yes, please. Next time do record so that folks can join in any time. Just like the Zazenkai.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Yes, please. Next time do record so that folks can join in any time. Just like the Zazenkai.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Hello,

    Will this take place again at some point? I have practiced this before (having learned from a Tibetan Lama), but it is something I struggle with also. Would love to work with a recording if there is one.

    gassho
    kim
    st lh
    迷安 - Mei An - Wandering At Rest

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    Hi Kim

    Wonderful you have practiced tonglen before!

    Yes, it takes place on the last Sunday of each month.

    There are plans to record the next session but I am not yet up to speed with the tech!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Hi Kim

    Wonderful you have practiced tonglen before!

    Yes, it takes place on the last Sunday of each month.

    There are plans to record the next session but I am not yet up to speed with the tech!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    Hi Kokuu,

    Yes, I have practiced tonglen a few times.

    If I can assist at all with the tech, please let me know. I'm happy to try. Even if I am not feeling well that day, if it is something that maybe I can just set up on my laptop to record and/or monitor, I can probably do that.

    gassho
    kim
    st
    迷安 - Mei An - Wandering At Rest

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    If I can assist at all with the tech, please let me know. I'm happy to try. Even if I am not feeling well that day, if it is something that maybe I can just set up on my laptop to record and/or monitor, I can probably do that.
    Thank you, Kim. I may well take you up on that!

    Jundo says it is very easy but my brain doesn't do tech well.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Thank you, Kim. I may well take you up on that!

    Jundo says it is very easy but my brain doesn't do tech well.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    Someone will show you how to make a Youtube Hangout, Kokuu. It is as easy as a skype call (almost). And any priest of a primarily online Sangha must know such skills, as much as lighting the candles or ringing a bell.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    This is very true.

    I found the following step-by-step instructions and am following them in a trial run.

    Follow these steps to set up Hangouts On Air with YouTube Live:

    Go to Live Streaming Events in Creator Studio.
    Click New live event.
    Select Quick (using Google Hangouts On Air).
    Give your live stream a title.
    Click Go live now or enter in details to schedule your event for later.
    Use Hangouts to broadcast live.
    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    ------------------------------------
    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
    This is very true.

    I found the following step-by-step instructions and am following them in a trial run.



    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    How is this coming along Kokuu? If you want to do a trial run with someone participating, I'm available.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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