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Monday 22nd Feb: Moments of Insight — 6 Comments

  1. I will be there from 4pm in case anyone wants to go early and hang out a bit. Anyone new to meditation can also come and chat a bit beforehand informally to get some one-on-one pointers depending on your prior experience.

  2. Hi,

    Wonderful! A regular weekly English-language meditation group is just what this city has been in need of for ages!

    For the past few years the Littlebang group has been based around irregular visiting speakers, the odd film show, and other special events – all of which have been, and are, totally wonderful and thank you so much – but a weekly group sit will do so much in terms of creating a real sense of Sangha. Thank you.

    (And it will certainly boost my own practice in those long weeks between Zen Club meetings!)

    And yes, I think chanting is agreat idea! We could start and finish with some each week. That’d be great!

    As for refuge, were you thinking of going beyond just reciting the refuges each week, which I personally think is essential, and having a a special formal refuge ceremony some time? That’d be a great idea too.

    I remember when I took formal refuge, in Anyang, Korea, along with our study group called Saturday Sangha led by Chong Go Sunim – having a special day and a special ceremony, with Dharma names and everything, make it a truly significant and meaningful event. A real life marker.

    Fabulous stuff! See you on Monday!

    Palms together,

    Marcus / Seok Jeong

  3. oh, yes, great ideas. . . I agree with Marcus. A regular weekly meditation session in a group is very supportive to individual practice. Occasionally offering some techniques, such as Phra Wimoak’s suggestions, would be helpful as well.
    Taking refuge could be affirming. . . can we have string?