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Hi all,

Just a short message to let you know our little Utrecht group of peers is offering sitting together every morning to support and provide company in Corona times. We're very much inspired by this board/pragmatic Dharma.

We sit together from 8 AM to 8.30 CET on weekdays: 10 minutes conversation about practice and then 20 minutes of sitting, to keep things accessible. Those if you in Europe, hop on the zoom call/join the FB group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/659741128122058/?ref=br_rs

Or follow us on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/DharmagarageU

Of course, SF Dharma Collective is also organizing daily sits at the moment for those in the US:

https://twitter.com/SFDC_Folsom

Cheers and good luck to you and yours!

Joost

RE: Sitting together online in Corona times
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3/19/20 5:25 AM as a reply to Joost.
Today there is also a facebook live sitting at Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's offical facebook page, at 1 pm New York time, which is a very accessible time for us in Europe as well. 

RE: Sitting together online in Corona times
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3/19/20 8:37 AM as a reply to Joost.
Also Tuesdays at 11 a.m. New York / 4 p.m. London https://meditationchapel.org/calendar/

RE: Sitting together online in Corona times
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3/19/20 1:06 PM as a reply to Joost.
If people are staying inside because of Covid-19, on-line sittings can be a big help.

If people are especially frightened or stressed out worrying about disease, getting food, or financial / economic issues because of covid-19 (or for any reason), physical relaxation exercises can be a big help in addition to meditation.

Tai Chi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnGD4rI2J0&list=PL340679DF3B007160

Qi Gong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO8rYCasa-M

Relaxation recordings from Western Sydney University:
https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/counselling_services/stress_and_your_wellbeing/relaxation_recordings


If you are enlightened but your aggregates are upset, these exercises can help calm them down.

RE: Sitting together online in Corona times
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3/20/20 4:53 AM as a reply to Jim Smith.
Thanks all for adding to the thread! Just a quick message to say we have shifted our weekday sits to 8 AM CET since that's a little easier for some people. We're also sitting in the weekend but at different times, follow us on Twitter or FB if you'd like to find out.

I find morning practice together to be a fantastic, social way to start the day in lockdown-land.

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3/20/20 6:14 AM as a reply to Joost.
Many thanks for sharing this Joost.

I will try to connect tomorrow!

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3/26/20 2:39 AM as a reply to atrahhdis.
Fantastic, Vladimir! Looking forward to seeing you in there. We update the zoom on a weekly basis so keep an eye on the twitter or FB accounts!

Mike! Thanks for joining this morning! I closed the zoom before you had a chance to give me your phone number, sorry about that! Can we DM here? Or send it to me on j.m.vervoort@uu.nl !