<In this Study of All Members>
The Teacher, Susan Duan, used the method of singing bowl healing to purify and adjust the energy for us at first, so everyone's tired or chaotic body and mind were relieved from pressure and received energy supplement. After the purification and supplement of energy from singing bowl healing, everyone seemed to be empowered with ten years of foundation of meditation, so that everyone was able to meditate in a relaxed but aware state. On this basis, when the Teacher led us to enter the state of meditation, everyone felt like they met and returned to their original self, in a state of relaxation, freedom and warmth.
After the meditation, everyone shared their reflection in singing bowl healing and meditation, and then the Teacher taught us further accordingly. We are so grateful to the Teacher for knowing that we rarely have time to be alone with "truly original self" in our busy lives, so that she specially designed this study for us, enabling us to feel the joy of not focusing outward, being along with ourselves and loving ourselves. Furthermore, the Teacher also taught us how to bring the experience of meditation back to life to deal with everything in our daily lives. Everyone vowed to practice meditation diligently, hoping that we are in the daily lives can also be as aware and calm as we were in the meditation.
<Students’ Sharing and the Teacher’s Guidance Toward Individual’s Situation>
Student C: After the singing bowl healing, in the meditation, I felt both vast and warm.
Teacher: Great! You experienced both vast and warm. The “vast” refers to the vastness of heart. When our hearts are as vast as the universe, one can naturally accommodate everything, so that one can feel warm. Therefore, it is a strange and fresh feeling that being vast but warm for you because in the past you thought that being vast is deserted and lonely, how can it be warm? However, today you achieved a certain level of meditation, so you naturally had such an experience.
Student H: I just experienced today that practice of relaxation itself is meditation and is to back to the present moment.
Student Y: The singing bowl healing brought relaxation, so that I felt myself becoming so pure in meditation.
Student W: No more worry, the burdens were all released, and I felt that my whole body and mind were both very light.
Student RJ: Originally my waist was tight, but just after 10 seconds of singing bowl healing, my waist was relaxed. When in the following meditation, I felt that it was the true self during the process.
Student MH: When meditating after the singing bowl healing, I had a feeling of "I finally belong to myself".
Student WL: It seemed to meet the original self in a vast place with golden sunshine. I realized that finding the "original self" could be so easy.
Student R: It is the first time that I really experienced how to relax. My body was relaxed and my mind was happy.
Teacher: Our mind is not used to do nothing because of the following reason--- as I said "Let go of the various burdens on your shoulders doesn’t mean that you are not important anymore. It even makes you back to yourself, because you are the most important to yourself.” during the guidance of relaxation in meditation.
Who is the most important in one’s mind? It is surely oneself. Oneself is the most important thing in one's own mind. It is the same to everyone. It's very fair. Only when you back to yourself and value yourself first will you have energy to give to others. If you drain yourself, don’t value yourself and keep giving blindly, the giving often generates or is accompanied by anger.
*Student Y: During the meditation today, I felt being reunion with myself, free and not alone. Before coming to the study today, my heart and left shoulder were both very tight, the energy there was empty, but they have been full of energy after the singing bowl healing and meditation.
Student J: After the singing bowl healing, I felt that my state of mind was vast, and then the meditation brought great comfort and joy.
Student L: My eyes and head are usually the tightest parts of my body, and it is difficult for me to make them relaxed through meditation. However, during the singing bowl healing, I felt my tight head was slightly pulled apart inside, there seemed to be energy helping me to relax it. Afterward, I felt that my body was very happy, and my eyes and head were also very joyful, then I continued to finish the meditation. After the meditation, I joined the study in such a relaxed and joyful state of mind and body. When I heard the magical sharing from my classmates, I neither felt envious and jealous nor further felt that I was not good enough that I had in the past. I could listen calmly and had fun together. I felt that everyone was great, and I was great, too. Ha ha…
During the meditation, sometimes my feet were numb. But when the Teacher guided us to back to the moment, I felt that my feet were no longer numb.
Teacher: This is true. In fact, when you back to the moment, all the original feelings will magically disappear naturally.
Student M: As the Teacher asked us the final questions in the study, my answer was that on one hand, I like today’s meditation because I didn’t have to do anything in the present (no chasing, grasping, and proving myself) during meditation, and I was very comfortable and fulfilling, but on the other hand, I don't like meditation because my feet would be numb when meditating, and I was also afraid of facing my mental problem. But then another voice came out from the bottom of my mind: “Only when the problems are found can they be solved.” Then I was happy again.
Student H: This is the first time in my life that I have truly experienced what meditation is, because for so many years of meditation, most of time I were in a faint or asleep state. However, due to the Teacher especially did singing bowl healing for us before meditation to relax, purify and adjust our energy, I could clearly experience the unity of body and mind in the state of meditation.
<Happy Birthday to Our Dear Teacher!>
After the study, we students gave a surprise with love to the Teacher whose birthday is in October. We are grateful that our Teacher was born in this world, she has given us infinite love and hand-in-hand teaching over these years. We wish our dear Teacher good health and accomplishment of the activities of benefiting beings~~