What is the Online Meditation Hall?
The ‘Online Meditation Hall’ is a virtual meditation space which is available for students of the teaching at all times of day – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including during retreats. Students can enter this space to sit in meditation while being connected to the pure silence of the hall, and to other students.
We run an ongoing schedule of formal sittings in the hall, of 4 sittings per day. During some of the daily sittings, recordings of Anadi’s are played. During other sittings, there is either music or silence. All the sittings begin and end formally, with the sound of three bells. Students are welcome to sit in the hall also in the times between formal sittings.
In terms of the recorded talks, we try to replay full retreats of Anadi’s from beginning to end, over the course of a few weeks. The space is open for all students who are registered with Anadi Teaching. The names of the students sitting in the hall at any given time is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
The Purpose of the Online Meditation Hall
The purpose of this platform is to provide an ongoing support for students between retreats, through offering a shared, sacred space for our practice.
This virtual space is designed to serve as a timeless and placeless teaching hall, to mirror the retreat hall when we are away from it.
Students are recommended to sit in the hall whenever they wish, and conduct their daily sittings there. Obviously this is not compulsory. However, there are clear benefits to having the support of this common space, which will carry the supportive energy of a meditation hall.