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Where are you from? What is your intention for the week?


  1. Katherine Hussey May 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Kath from Denver, Colorado. Looking forward very much to this week.

    • susanna whitaker May 13, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Susie from West Sussex, England – looking forward to this week too : )

  2. Violette Duoux May 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Violette from France, curious

  3. Tracy May 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Tracy from Maryland – Looking forward to this life changing and life enhancing journey.

  4. Mary May 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Getting ready to move cross country. This meditation week came at a perfect time! Thanks so much!

  5. Teri Johnson May 12, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Teri from California. Lots of challenges in my life right now, including a small stroke 3 weeks ago, so I’m looking forward to rebuilding a calm center.

  6. Viki May 12, 2018 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Viki from Brisbane, Australia. Looking forward to connecting with wisdom, cultivating compassion, gratitude and awareness. Researching wellbeing at the moment and would like to awaken further insights about how to integrate all this with wellbeing .

  7. Jane May 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Jane from Massachusetts-Looking forward to sharing in this wisdom and learning how to grow mindfulness-practice

  8. greg gaunt May 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Greg from Victoria B.C. says hello to all. My purpose is to continue on my healing journey, and I wish you all success with yours.

  9. Marie-Josee May 13, 2018 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Marie-Josee from Montreal. Curious and always grateful to meet a new mindful community .

  10. Emily May 13, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Emily from Australia- thank you am looking forward to the next week!

  11. Loretta May 13, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Loretta from Colorado. Hoping to find some calm and inner peace. Let the journey begin!

  12. Tania May 13, 2018 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Tania from Sydney, Australia – looking forward to an opportunity to refresh my practice in a great company and with fantastic teachers!

  13. Angel May 13, 2018 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Angel from California. Want to deepen my Zen practice.

  14. Lisa May 13, 2018 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Lisa from Taranaki, New Zealand – I am super excited about spending some time being mindful, I especially enjoy practicing compassion and being present so that my mind is clear and I can focus on the rest of my day with clarity – bring it on 🙂

  15. Linda Hobson May 13, 2018 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Linda from Redwood Meadows, Alberta, Canada. Hello to all. I’m excited to learn more about mindfulness and use it more often to calm my restless mind.

  16. Lynda May 13, 2018 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Lynda from Evergreen Colorado; Interested in hearing more from the wonderful list of teachers.

  17. Cecilia May 13, 2018 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Cecilia from Arizona. Appreciative for this opportunity.

  18. Andrea W. May 13, 2018 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Thank you for offering this series. My intention is to learn and take in what is presented and use this learned awareness to be of service.

  19. Patricia Toussaint May 13, 2018 at 3:17 am - Reply

    I am from Mexico City. I’ve practised Bhuddist meditation. I want to go deeper and try to reach higher states of consciousness. It is always inspiring for me to be able to participate in this mindful community and be able to receive teachings from great teachers.

  20. Alan May 13, 2018 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Alan from Phoenix Arizona. Looking forward to a week of learning

  21. Jessica May 13, 2018 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Jessica from California. In the process of making major life changes – humbly setting the intention of living a more authentic life.

  22. john May 13, 2018 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Hey! I am John from Nairobi Kenya. I expect to learn more about mindfulness meditation and its application in different aspects of my life.

  23. Esther Brown May 13, 2018 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Esther from British Columbia. I have taken the Foundations of Well-Being course, but still have trouble being present to my life as consistently as I would like. The extra teaching and practice are welcome.

  24. CRolyn H. May 13, 2018 at 4:14 am - Reply

    I’m Carolyn and live in Massachusetts (though I’m from Colorado in a deep sense). I need a jump start to get back to mindfulness in all aspects of living, to bring me back to the present moment free from craving (I wish I still lived in Colorado) and aversion (I really really d not want to clean up the kitchen) — e.g. things that keep me from being happy and taking in the good that is all around me and within me. I enter this week with a greater intention to be mindful of my body, to listen to what my body really needs and wants, without craving. Peace in my body and Peace in my mind are so interdependent, and when I ignore this, or relate to these in a delusional way, I lose the connection to my,heart — especially loving kindness toward myself. I’m a bit anxious about making this commitment, because there are appointments, commitments, an older dog to walk, husehld chores I dislike, etc., and I think I need a silent retreat center to do this week of mindfulness with the greatest benefit. But this program is t asking us to shut off the phone and ignore the doorbell and stay away from daily commitments. That makes it a big challenge. Does anyone else feel this way?

    • Maria May 13, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Hi Carolyn,
      I can relate to the majority of what you shared so well here – thank you. I moved from California to Georgia earlier this year and I’m a Californian Girl and if I’m abusing my body with food it definitely affects my capacity for kindness and the person I become. I have been wanting to start some sort of meditation practice since moving here. Let’s allow this to be the guidance and support we need! Good luck! You got this!

  25. Robyn May 13, 2018 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Hi I am Robyn from Queensland Australia . I purchased the wellbeing
    course ages ago but have done very little . Maybe this will kick start me !

  26. Gitte May 13, 2018 at 5:44 am - Reply

    I am from Denmark. Looking forward to this fantastic opportunity!

  27. Jo May 13, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Jo from Washington State. Looking forward to developing my own mindfulness practice further in the company of those who are likewise interested. My goal is to learn to be more present for others as well as for myself, in every moment of every interaction.

  28. Anton and Hebel May 13, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Anton and Hebel from Holland.
    Anton: my intention this week is to learn to keep my focus.
    Hebel: my intention is to evermore grow in being mindfully aware and return again and again to my inner purpose of being.

  29. Elsabe May 13, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Hallo, Elsabe from Dublin Ireland. I hope to enhance my practice and learn more about mindful living.

  30. Jane Proctor May 13, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hi. I’m Jane from Australia. Very grateful for this opportunity. Thank you.

  31. Paula May 13, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    So looking forward to the next week. I have just become aware of ‘mindfulness’ and, so far, feel it is precisely what my life has been missing.

    • Paula May 13, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Forgot to mention, I am a Dubliner living in London for past 38 years.

  32. Rachel May 13, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Looking forward to being here with you all and a part of this community. My ongoing intention is my mindfully working towards work life balance.

  33. Mona May 13, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Thanks for putting it together. My intention is : Depth

  34. Carmen May 13, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Carmen from Australia. My intention is to become more mindful in my everyday living so that I can wisely respond rather emotionally react to situations and people. I would also like to practise more self-compassion.

  35. Ángeles May 13, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Ángeles, from Spain.
    FOCUS is my intencion
    Greetings and Best Wishes, from heart to heart

  36. Melinda May 13, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I look forward to learning from the teachers and group. Thanks for putting this interactive forum. I have an intention to learn more patience and loving kindness towards myself during a time with a very sick husband and managing balance and well being during this challenging time.

  37. christine medlin May 13, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Chris from Virginia, Greetings and peace to all. I look to experience more joy!

  38. Cheryl Shachaf May 13, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I’m from Minneapolis. So glad to be hear! My intention is PAUSE.

  39. Twan May 13, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I am from the Netherlands, my intention is to develop more flexibility in my mental attitude.

  40. Mafe May 13, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I am from Colombia, South America! My intention is to be present during all the conferences and practise whatever I learn here in my daily life.

  41. Paul Davis May 13, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Toronto Paul, compassionate compliance!

  42. Maria May 13, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I am Maria recently moves from Northern California to Georgia. My intention is Peace.

  43. Maria May 13, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I am Maria recently moved from Northern California to Georgia. My intention is Peace.

  44. Annemarie Kleinheerenbrink May 13, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Hi, i am Annemarie from the netherlands. My intentions are dedication and self- compassion. Wish you all a fulfilling week.

  45. Patti May 13, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Patti from Central NY living in VA. My intention is clarity.

  46. Kati May 13, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Kati from Budapest, Mexico, California and now Dallas. My intention is to be present to what is!

  47. Julie May 13, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Julie from Georgia. My intention is to have courage …and be kind.

  48. Bea May 13, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

    A warm hello from Bea, another citizen on planet earth currently living in Paris. My fuel cells are built out of compassion, love, joy and gratitude – so I am looking forward to further charge my batteries and be enlightened this coming week.Thank you all.

  49. Sue May 13, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Hello! I’m Sue from Australia and I am looking forward to immersing myself into this week of mindfulness practice. My focus is to put aside some special time for myself, to look after myself so that I can engage more fully in my life.

  50. RENE May 13, 2018 at 11:39 am - Reply

    am from Montreal i want to bring more active to bring generosity around me

  51. Donna May 13, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hi, My name is Donna. I look forward to becoming more mindful.

  52. Kim May 13, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Hi, I am Kim from New York City (and originally South Africa). I hope to find a deeper sense of calm and improved intuition through this practice. At this time, I am exploring ways to transition out of my role as a head teacher at the elementary school level while staying in the field of education. This is at once exciting and scary.

  53. Nae May 13, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Nae from Idaho- Intention is growth and clarity.

  54. Kees Peters May 13, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Kees Peters from The Netherlands and I am curious ánd glad for these teachings wich I hope to share with my “Academie voor Open Bewustzijn”, guiding mindful coaches.

  55. Deborah May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Dublin Deborah with the intention of being less self-critical.

  56. Stephen Schramm May 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Stephen from up at Shambhala Mtn Center, here for 4 weeks volunteering, setting up tents 4 the summer. Sometimes hard to make it to the funky old staff computer, but I intend to be with y’all as much as I can. Enthused.

  57. Vicki May 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m vicki from Australia.
    I want to immerse myself into mindfulness practice to become as mindful as I can in each moment of each day. My intention for this practice to build on my curiosity and my persistence.

  58. Riki May 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    .Hi there! I am Riki from Ontario, Canada. I am so grateful for this summit! I am looking forward to learning new ways to be mindful and to take my practice up a level. Thanks so much for putting this together for us all to share.

  59. Margaret Hansen May 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply


    MY name is Maggie. I want more love in my life.


  60. Keith May 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Participating from Michigan. My intention for the week is to bring optimism and joy in my interactions with others.

  61. Nicole May 13, 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m Nicole from Quebec, . I expect to be a better listener to miself and others. Thank !

  62. Tricia May 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Tricia from Frankfurt.
    My intention is to learn to pay attention.

  63. Lise May 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Lise from Oregon. My intention is to learn as much as I can to and deepen my meditation practice.and apply mindfulness more to my life.

  64. meg May 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    from the Bay Area in California – traveling north this week and looking forward to bringing these teachings with me. My intention is to bring love and appreciation to the present moments and people I meet in northern california.

  65. Ashley May 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Ashley from Texas – My intention for this week is non-reactive, compassionate awareness of my emotions and thoughts.

  66. Gill May 13, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Gill from Massachusetts. My intention is to begin the journey towards greater inner peace and contentment.

  67. Sarah May 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Sarah from Carbondale, IL. My intention is focused on trust in love.

  68. Carol May 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Carol from British Columbia. My intention is to develop and deepen a sense of calm.

  69. Elisabeth Gruskin May 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Elisabeth from Sacramento California. So exciting to connect with people from all over the world !!!!
    This is perfect timing. I am doing an at home retreat over the next few days as part of an Intensive Practice Program at UCLA and will incorporate this program.

  70. Nicki May 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Hi, my intention for the week is to focus on bringiging mindfulness and some routine to day to day house work….https://tinybuddha.com/blog/mindfulness-in-everyday-tasks-5-ways-chores-can-make-you-happier/

  71. Julie Twichell May 13, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Hi. I’m Julie from Berkeley CA. Tomorrow I’ll be on the St Lawrence river in upstate NY. My intention is calm, clarity, increased presence and a deep appreciation of the beauty around me.

  72. Emma May 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m Emma, from UK, living in Costa Rica. I am setting the intention to bring my presence to my life.

    Thank you!

  73. Christie May 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Christie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada — I’m curious about whether or not this will feel like an add on burden, another “must do” or if it will be a good lift offering new perspectives. My intention would be to make the most of it whatever it might be!

  74. Angela May 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Angela from San Francisco CA. My intention is to be more mindfulness and understand people.

  75. Joan May 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Joan from Maryland; loving acceptance

  76. Janet May 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Loving kindness

  77. Elisabeth May 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Hello, If there are others from the CA Bay Area who want to get together, let me know and I’ll try and arrange something after the summit is over. It would be great to process it with like minded people.

  78. svelte May 13, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Svelte from Portland. My intension this week is to Have Faith

  79. Anne May 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Anne from Canada. I’ve heard many descriptions on hoe to meditate or the intension of meditation. This is one of the best I’ve heard. Thank you 🙂
    Blessings and love to all.

  80. Ruth May 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Ruth from California. Joy and connection.

  81. Anne May 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    My intention is to help end suffering, or at least our understanding about it. Also to bring love and acceptance to many.

  82. Paloma May 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Accepting without judment.

  83. Peter Steele May 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Peter from Ohio – I’m looking forward to developing more positive effects of my speech and activities on others.

  84. Ann from Hermanus South Africa May 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this opportunity to learn about Mindfulness and to practice it. I have felt the benefits – when I’ve been practicing mindfulness I don’t get cross so quickly, I’m more aware of when I interrupt someone, more aware of not paying non judgemental attention to who I’m with. I want to improve my relationships and I know that practicing meditation and mindfulness will be valuable.

  85. Rivka May 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I’m Rivka from Jerusalem – would like to practice how to put mindfulness into my daily life.

  86. Susan May 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    My intention this week is loving courage. Cheers to all of you!

  87. Cindy DeMone May 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Stand in My Power

  88. Gabriela May 13, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Gabriela from Buenos Aires. My intention is to irradiate love through presence in the heart. Thank you

  89. Crina May 13, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Crina from Bucharest. Courage.

  90. Adela May 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Adela from Tucson, AZ. Greetings! My intention this week is open-heartedness.

  91. Nancy May 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    My intention is to find freedom from fear and a to have a successful health journey.

  92. Lisa May 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Lisa in Fort Worth, Texas. My intent is to embrace change without judgment.

  93. Sharon Ledderhof May 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Hi, Sharon from Nanaimo, BC. My intention is to be true to myself and explore what that means.

  94. Michele May 13, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Michele from San Francisco Bay Area. My intention is to create more sustainable energy in my life.

  95. Muriel Russell May 13, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Muriel from Leicester UK. I want total cous on the moment.

    • Muriel Russell May 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Muriel from Leicester UK I want to focus on every moment

  96. Avis May 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Avis from Menlo Park, Ca. Looking forward to where this week may bring me in continuing my practice of being a calm, caring, quiet witness to my life.

  97. Rebecca May 13, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    From Tucson, Arizona. My intention is commitment to practice.

  98. Cheryl May 13, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Cheryl in Lilburn Georgia. My intention is to deepen my practice.

  99. Victoria G May 13, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Victoria from Nevada – my intention:
    Practicing self compassion

  100. Jamie Seabrecht May 13, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Jamie from Marblehead, Ohio. My intention is to cultivate compassion within and without.

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