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Hi from Phil
« on: May 21, 2016, 07:19:48 am »
Hi. My name is Phil, but like to go by the username, stillpointdancer. I'm from England and am a long time meditator who spent many years experimenting with different types of meditation as a way of seeing the world in a different way. Vipassana  meditation eventually led to episodes of insight, which I'm still trying to come to terms with. Interested in the experiences of anyone on a similar quest. I'm a Buddhist, but not with any particular group now, although I spent many years meditating with the Triratna Buddhist group in Birmingham, England. I'm also a retired science teacher, and am interested in the science behind meditation experiences. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Re: Hi from Phil
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 11:08:14 am »
Hi. My name is Phil, but like to go by the username, stillpointdancer. I'm from England and am a long time meditator who spent many years experimenting with different types of meditation as a way of seeing the world in a different way. Vipassana  meditation eventually led to episodes of insight, which I'm still trying to come to terms with. Interested in the experiences of anyone on a similar quest. I'm a Buddhist, but not with any particular group now, although I spent many years meditating with the Triratna Buddhist group in Birmingham, England. I'm also a retired science teacher, and am interested in the science behind meditation experiences. Look forward to hearing from you.

Hi Phil, I'm in Suffolk and of a certain age.  What kind of meditation are you currently doing?

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Re: Hi from Phil
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 12:29:18 pm »
I usually mix insight meditation with a visualized white light meditation. This second one involves breathing out white light, usually in the form of metta- wishing people well. What about you?
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Re: Hi from Phil
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 12:36:16 pm »
BTW, love the 'Spiny Norman' name- reference to the Monty Python sketch?
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Re: Hi from Phil
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 05:33:06 am »
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Hi, Phil.

Noticed your explanation of your icon handle.  Care to explain?  I am not familiar with the term, but am curious.

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