Dr. Sith Chaisurote invited me to guide an online meditation session with Zoom Video Communications, Inc, the most well-known video conferencing app used during the COVID-19 pandemic. The session happened around 13:00 Thai local time, and it was meant mainly for the employees who live in Asia like India, Japan, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand.
The session was organized by Dhammakaya Foundation and World Peace Initiative Foundation, thanks Nesreen, for being the host and the MC of the event. I had only one hour to do everything. So, I gave the first 15 minutes to introduce the meditation to those who had never meditated before. The meditation itself lasted for 30 minutes, and we had between 10-15 minutes for the Q&A part.
They could feel the space in between the session. Some participants said that they felt calm during the guide. Some said the heart was beating fast (and I explained that this is an experience that can commonly happen to beginners.) A participant states that the focus on breathing was excellent. It helped him clear his mind. Many appreciated the inner peace time.
I expressed my gratitude to Zoom, the tool I have used almost every day during the pandemic to share inner peace and meditation with many across the planet. Nesreen also shared that some of the sessions had over 300 participants who came to meditate with her. So, it’s nice to return this gratefulness to the creator of the tool we cannot live without. Thanks, Sea, Emily, and Susan May from Zoom, who helped facilitate the session. Let’s look forward to the next one.