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What are you thinking about right now? (mental health related)

Parayana

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Not yet matie, guzzling relentless to stay awake until later. Going to play some ESO in a bit, if I'm still awake later might go the Buddhist centre for meditation drop in.
 
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Not yet matie, guzzling relentless to stay awake until later. Going to play some ESO in a bit, if I'm still awake later might go the Buddhist centre for meditation drop in.
How often do you go to the Buddhist centre?

Do you have to wear anything in particular or just anything?

What's ESO stand for?
 
Parayana

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I don't go that often really, you don't have to wear anything but I better find some clean socks as you take your shoes off. I've done about an hours meditation in 20 to 30 minute sessions last night. ESO is Elder Scrolls Online. I'm seriously thinking about going to stay at a monastery for a bit though.
 
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I don't go that often really, you don't have to wear anything but I better find some clean socks as you take your shoes off. I've done about an hours meditation in 20 to 30 minute sessions last night. ESO is Elder Scrolls Online. I'm seriously thinking about going to stay at a monastery for a bit though.
Yea that's like that in a mosque too

Hate it when I get to the mosque and realize I've got a hole in my socks lol

Yea heard of the game but never played it

Staying in a monastery that sounds cool, what sort of stuff would you do there?

Do you have to pay to stay there?
 
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@soulsearcher, you don't have to pay but they appreciate a donation as Buddhist monks don't have money - they live off what they are given by the lay community (or at least that's the way it works in Theravada - the rules are slightly different for the other schools). When there you read, meditate and discuss the teachings.
 
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You woke up any yet, matie. How are you feeling today.
 
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@soulsearcher, you don't have to pay but they appreciate a donation as Buddhist monks don't have money - they live off what they are given by the lay community (or at least that's the way it works in Theravada - the rules are slightly different for the other schools). When there you read, meditate and discuss the teachings.
That sounds really cool

How long do you normally stay for?

Giving donations puts less pressure on the individual too
 
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It depends, I'm thinking just 3 or 4 days to begin with as it means getting up at 3.30 in the morning for chanting and meditation.
 
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It depends, I'm thinking just 3 or 4 days to begin with as it means getting up at 3.30 in the morning for chanting and meditation.
What sort chanting? Like om?

Is there a spiritual reason for meditating at early morning?
 
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I'd have to get up at 2.30 to take my orphenadrine as its stops the shaking in my hands that the flupenthixol gives me. Psych said he's change my meds if I gave up boozing.
 
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Glad you're okay and you slept well, Soul.

Can't believe they didn't phone you back.....but you were fast asleep anyway, so it all worked out for the best :D

:hug: xxx
I had my phone with me so if they rang I would've picked up

I did fail in a deep sleep for once in a long time
 
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