Isolated practitioner: posting progress and significant events

John Peterson, modified 2 Months ago at 4/10/22 1:55 AM
Created 2 Months ago at 4/9/22 7:26 PM

Isolated practitioner: posting progress and significant events

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Greetings, I'm a two plus year practitioner of insight meditation. This is my first post. I'm excited to learn as much as I'm able about awakening.

I started to meditate 20 plus years ago in college after a few experiences that made me suspect my vision of reality was limited. I quickly quit after not understanding practice very well and being turned off by Buddhism as religion. Sorry, that is the best I can say that for now. I mean no offense.

The secular Buddhist movement caught and kept my interest two years ago.

I've had some amazing experiences:

- Sudden comprehension of complicated concepts that were previously beyond me that have remained.

- An event that had me choosing between life and death and feeling equanimous about the choice.

- Visions of childhood trauma from a non-judgemental "me" that saw cause and effect reaching back beyond my life in a chain-like visual representation. 

​​​​​​​I look forward to learning from this community.
George S, modified 2 Months ago at 4/9/22 9:01 PM
Created 2 Months ago at 4/9/22 9:01 PM

RE: Isolated practitioner: posting progress and significant events

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'turned off by Buddhism as religion'

sounds promising! welcome emoticon
Adi Vader, modified 2 Months ago at 4/9/22 11:02 PM
Created 2 Months ago at 4/9/22 11:02 PM

RE: Isolated practitioner: posting progress and significant events

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Hi John

Awakening practice is very human thing. It has nothing whatsoever to do with any religion.

​​​​​​​Welcome.

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