Stephen proposed a slightly different format this week — that we spend our time after meditation in an extended group discussion about practice. Since it usually seems our discussion could outlast our ending time, it might be useful to have a bit more time and to open up the discussion to any topic that folks might want to share or explore.
Although sharing is always optional, please be aware that sharing our personal experiences is often a great gift to others. We all face challenges, have had successes and setbacks, and have gained some hard won wisdom along the way. The Buddha recognized this and explicitly encouraged his followers to spend extended time with fellow practitioners in discussions concerning the Dhamma.