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Offline Optimus Prime

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Meditation timer
« on: December 29, 2010, 02:01:49 am »
Here's a nice little tool for you guys to meditate in front of the computer.  Beginners can try starting out with 1 minute to try it out:

http://www.berkeleymonastery.org/meditate.asp

Here's some different versions:
http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/meditation-timers/

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 01:14:30 pm »
I got an ENSO Timer last fall. 

I use it every day and I love it!

http://www.salubrion.com/products/ensoclock/

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 09:45:53 am »
New link for the Berkeley meditation timer --
http://www.berkeleymonastery.org/meditation-timer.html

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 02:25:13 am »
I just mentioned this in another forum - nothing to do with it, honest, just love it.

If you have a smartphone check out Insight Timer - lovely sampled bells and many different options.  Also a newly added 'insight connect' feature where you can see others who are meditating.

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 05:36:40 am »
After reading Dr Jonno's post I bought the Insight Timer app and I have to say that it is great!  I really like the fact that it tells you how many other people are meditation using it at the same time as you, it gives me the feeling community meditation, even when I am in my own room.  And it has interval bells!  ( I am soooo easily pleased!) :D
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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 09:34:24 am »
Glad you find it useful _/|\_
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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 12:02:48 am »
Does anybody here have experience or reviews of the meditation timer found on insightmeditation.org?  I have tried to use computer samples before, but they didn't sound as good as these. 
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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 12:38:05 am »
Do you fear that you might waste to much time with meditation *smile* I see, we should not invest to much time in hobbies, we need to take care on "real" life as well. How could we be able to gain a PC and a timer as well if we would not care about the life-sustaining necessaries.



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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 12:41:10 am »
hanzze,
I am not worried about it.  I guess I was just looking for some other input about it.  For me, it has just been a little weird for me to have my laptop on during meditation.  I was afraid it may be a distraction again or something.  So, it I knew that others were doing it, I might be able to easier identify with it.  Maybe I will just give it a shot and see what it's like before I really start to consider something else.

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 01:03:23 am »
Even it kicks the topic a little off *smile*

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In the Shape of a Circle

In practicing, don't think that you have to sit in order for it to be meditation, that you have to walk back and forth in order for it to be meditation. Don't think like that. Meditation is simply a matter of practice. Whether you're giving a sermon, sitting here listening, or going away from here, keep up the practice in your heart. Be alert to what's proper and what's not.

Don't decide that it's okay to observe the ascetic practices during the Rains retreat and then drop them when the retreat is over. It's not okay. Things don't balance out in that way. It's like clearing a field. We keep cutting away, cutting away, and then stop to rest when we're tired. We put away our hoe and then come back a month or two later. The weeds are now all taller than the stumps. If we try to clear away the area we cleared away before, it's too much for us.

Ajaan Mun once said that we have to make our practice the shape of a circle. A circle never comes to an end. Keep it going continually. Keep the practice going continually without stop. I listened to him and I thought, "When I've finished listening to this talk, what should I do?"

The answer is to make your alertness akaliko: timeless. Make sure that the mind knows and sees what's proper and what's not, at all times.


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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 03:19:08 pm »
hanzze,

thanks for that link and simile.  kicked off topic maybe, but it helps.

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 08:39:33 am »
I have been using the timer found here:

http://www.onlinemeditationtimer.com

I like it a lot.  If your Internet is fast enough and quiet enough (there are some small clicks when I use other timers), you might like this one.

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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012, 02:34:26 am »
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For me, it has just been a little weird for me to have my laptop on during meditation.  I was afraid it may be a distraction again or something.  So, it I knew that others were doing it, I might be able to easier identify with it.


It is no weirder than meditating in front of a corpse or in a graveyard as some tantrika, monks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans are likely to do . . .

The laptop or smartphone is a manifestation of a vajra tool when it helps in practice.
You will start to such innovations more in temples. It is time for the smartphone prayer wheel and the cyber shrine. Have not been for a while but I used to go into secondlife.com
and sit with cyber meditators.
Second Life: Ask A Monk


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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2012, 02:42:25 am »
That is a good point, lobster.  i have to say that it feels weird to not use my computer for timing my meditation now.  I think that before I had this impression that my computer was for x, y, and z.  One of those things was not meditation.  Now, I rarely move my laptop from the room where I meditate.  I wish I could easier get over these divisions and seemingly arbitrary distinctions I make up along the way.
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Re: Meditation timer
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 02:27:00 am »
Can we meditate together? I mean freshsangha participants...
For example 11pm-12pm Warsaw Time Zone
Maybe you prefer a different time?

 


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