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Hello virtual sangha!

Postby dimeo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:55 am

I've been into meditation for a few years, but am just starting to get into mediating several hours each week.
I notice many positive things happening as a result of the practice. For example, I get far better sleep than ever and fall asleep faster without as much tossing and turning.

I was first introduced to meditation in the mid 90s when I'd gotten into these 'mind machine' gadgets. Later in university a friend invited me to a weekly Tibetan Buddhist meditation session. I continued to meditate occasionally over the years. Lately I've been dedicated to regular practice and study.

I only know one other person in my daily life that meditates. So this is a really nice thing to be able to interact with other like minded people. I'm really pleased to find all these great forums for sharing and discussion of dharma practice.
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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby flavio81 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:30 am

dimeo wrote:I've been into meditation for a few years, but am just starting to get into mediating several hours each week.
I notice many positive things happening as a result of the practice. For example, I get far better sleep than ever and fall asleep faster without as much tossing and turning.

I was first introduced to meditation in the mid 90s when I'd gotten into these 'mind machine' gadgets. Later in university a friend invited me to a weekly Tibetan Buddhist meditation session. I continued to meditate occasionally over the years. Lately I've been dedicated to regular practice and study.

I only know one other person in my daily life that meditates. So this is a really nice thing to be able to interact with other like minded people. I'm really pleased to find all these great forums for sharing and discussion of dharma practice.


Hi and welcome!

Which "mind machine" gadget was it? I, as an engineer, i'm very curious to them. It's compassionate action to create a device that would help a common person to relax a little bit, i'd say.
If this is a virtual sangha, do we achieve virtualization instead of realization?
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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:59 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby lobster » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:04 pm

:hi:

virtual Buddhist meditator :bow:
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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby flavio81 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:15 pm

lobster wrote:virtual Buddhist meditator :bow:


If one does lots of virtual meditation instead of real meditation, does one eventually achieve virtualization instead of realization?

:mrgreen:
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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby Monsoon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:38 am

One would imagine so...
:rolleye:
Let peace reign!

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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby lobster » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:48 pm

flavio81 wrote:
If one does lots of virtual meditation instead of real meditation, does one eventually achieve virtualization instead of realization?

:mrgreen:


:jumping: :shrug:

I am virtually un-enlightened by such dilemmas . . . let us hope our new friend posts us in the right direction . . .

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Re: Hello virtual sangha!

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:27 am

Welcome "dimeo"! I hope you find the (virtual) support you are looking for! :smile:
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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