PDS - Monthly Video Chats - December 2017
02 Dec 2017 18:18 #108118
We are switching to Zoom for our next chat, which should solve all A/V & connection issues from last time. Details of when the chat is & how to join are below (if you join via computer you will be prompted to download the Zoom app). We're intending to record this chat using the built-in Zoom tool once we get the OK from everyone who has joined. This is so that folks who can't make it still get to join the fun after the fact.
A little bit of background:
-Who's Welcome? Everyone who is interested in deep practice of any form & open to talking about their experiences in meditation.
-Why Join? For fun. To deepen your practice. To share ideas & experiences. To make friends. For support. To geek out on unusual, common interests.
1) Short intros & share how your practice has been
2) Recent hot topics or points of interest in your practice
3) Other topics: Dharma talks/books of interest, experiences with different techniques or maps, how does formal practice intersect with daily life, etc.
-Other Points: Speak from your own direct experience. Don't hog the floor & stay off the soap box. Play nice. Have fun
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,3670180780# or +14086380968,,3670180780#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)：
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 367 018 0780
International numbers available: zoom.us/zoomconference?m=XGiQTcwymz-MyBg7vOOBO0ksgoz11mNU
Beyond that, a quick summary of topics discussed:
-Qigong & energy work
-Monasteries to retreat at & learn concentration
-Teacher training & mindfulness facilitation
-Shinzen vs Culadasa systems
-Different maps of attainment
The participants included members from the Seattle,
Berlin, Denver & Australia sanghas (sorry if I left anyone out!):
We will host another chat in mid-January & I will follow up with details for that.