Dear Bodhi&Bass Family,
I have lot’s of cool things to share with you! So this post is more of a newsletter than one of my usual tirades 🙂
Firstly, we’ve been mentioned on the Best Meditation Podcasts list on women.com (click). It just so happens (synchronicity🤯) that someone asked me about the potential for enlightenment in a female body, so my answer is: of course! Probably even much easier than male enlightenment – just my gut feeling.
Also, we’re at the top of the recommended podcasts list by the Invested Voices Network, a very cool network of podcasts about mental health and human optimization. Check them out, I feel they can be a huge resource for many.
In case you’ve missed the release of the new Buddhist Bits series, have a look: Bodhi&Bass Presents: Buddhist Bits
Now, a project near and dear to my heart: The Meditation & Mindfulness Server on Discord. Discord is basically a chat program, but it’s really so much more. I really found it to be the optimal way of getting together online, as it offers a giant range of tools for running a virtual community. The M&M Server specifically, is a community run by amazing and sweet people. I’ve yet to encounter a place on the internet so dedicated to maintaining a peaceful and mutually supportive atmosphere. Not an obvious task, as the community has quickly grown to over 1.5K members.
I myself am a member of the “buddies” team, described as someone who: ” … gives support and guidance where needed and help keep the community healthy and friendly. Tag them if you need an accountability partner or a shoulder to lean on”. I am also one of 3 teachers on the server, and lead a bi-weekly guided meditation with a discussion at the end of it, and a weekly Study Group, where we dive deeply into important texts of various meditative traditions. You can easily join the community by clicking the following link: https://discord.gg/FKWFeYq
To make your integration there easier, have a look at this video:
The Server has a ton of different offers, and the new website featuring a 4 week course on achieving stable meditative concentration, is really great. Keep an eye out for my own contributions to the blog and podcast over there on themindfulcourse.com. A useful piece answering the perplexing question, ‘What Is Mindfulness?’ will be out very soon.
If you’re looking for a community to support your practice, whether a beginner or highly advanced, come and take part, by clicking on https://discord.gg/FKWFeYq. It’s a truly magical place. Once you’re in, make sure to message me by tagging me @ShenJing.
See you there!
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