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Join us for Wildmind’s 100 Day Meditation Challenge

100 day mediation challengeWe all need encouragement with our practice, and many of us need help in meditating regularly. So to provide some support that will hopefully continue long after other new year’s resolutions have worn off, we’re running a 100 Day Meditation Challenge, starting January 1, 2013.

The aim is to support people to meditate daily for 100 straight days. There aren’t any “rules” as such, but we suggest that a “sit” should consist of a minimum of five minutes of practice, which could be sitting or walking practice. Ideally, though, you’d do at least 20 minutes of meditation a day. A “day” counts as the period between waking and sleeping, so if you sit after midnight before going to bed late, that still counts.

If you have the Insight Timer app for Android or iPhone, you can use that to log your meditations.

You can let us know how you’re getting on by posting on Wildmind’s Facebook page or our official Google+ page.

I’ll try to create a 100 Day post each day of the 100 Days, so that you can post there what sitting you’ve done. There will also be opportunities to post on Wildmind’s blog, where I’ll create special 100 Day posts.

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Comment from Svetlana
Time: December 31, 2012, 10:29 am

I’m in. I will log via my blog: http://journeyviamediation.wordpress.com/

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: December 31, 2012, 10:47 am

Excellent. Feel free to post links to your blog posts in the comments.

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Comment from Svetlana
Time: December 31, 2012, 11:04 am

I shall, but anything but my log posts. That would be borning, right?

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: December 31, 2012, 11:40 am

I’m not sure what you mean! You can post whatever you want. If it’s just a link to your latest blog post on meditating daily, then that’s fine. If you want to write more, that’s fine as well.

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Comment from Lisa
Time: December 31, 2012, 12:19 pm

I’m in. How are you going to track this with Insight Timer?

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: December 31, 2012, 12:24 pm

Well, it’s not that we’re going to track this centrally with Insight Timer, but that you can track your progress using the timer, which logs your meditations. We did attempt to set up a group using Insight Connect, but there’s a bug in the app and people who joined the group found that their membership kept being revoked — even the person who set it up!

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Comment from shel
Time: December 31, 2012, 12:25 pm

I’m in! great way to start the new year! Thanks, Bodhipaksa!

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: December 31, 2012, 12:52 pm

I just noticed that the bottom of the post was missing due to some buggy code. It’s sorted now.

And I will be meditating at 11:40 tonight for 40 minutes!

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Comment from Jill
Time: December 31, 2012, 1:11 pm

Great idea. I’m in.

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Comment from KunmingMama
Time: December 31, 2012, 1:12 pm

What a great idea. Count me in!

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Comment from Svetlana
Time: December 31, 2012, 1:32 pm

I’ll try to create a 100 Day post each day of the 100 Days, so that you can post there what sitting you’ve done. There will also be opportunities to post on Wildmind’s blog, where I’ll create special 100 Day posts.

How will this work?

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: December 31, 2012, 1:41 pm

There will be posts like the one above, but labelled “Day One” (etc.) and people can use the comments fields to let us know how they’re getting on. Or they can post in Facebook or Google+.

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Comment from Svetlana
Time: December 31, 2012, 1:43 pm

I see. Thank you.

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Comment from Susan
Time: December 31, 2012, 1:58 pm

I downloaded the insight timer and am going to use it to track my meditation sessions for the 100-day challenge.

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Comment from Sharon
Time: December 31, 2012, 3:03 pm

Thank you for inspiring us to committ to this challenge. I am going to make this one of my intentions for 2013, daily meditation.

Metta, Sharon

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Comment from Ann Scott
Time: December 31, 2012, 3:38 pm

I have been looking for a positive way to start this new year. I can’t think of a better way than this. Thanks for the support.

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Comment from Anthony
Time: December 31, 2012, 3:59 pm

Happy new year everyone! I’ll be attending a day meditation retreat tomorrow to start 2013 positively. The 100 day challenge a great idea Bhodipaksa, blessings…

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Comment from Sean
Time: December 31, 2012, 10:48 pm

I’m in!

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Comment from Angela
Time: January 1, 2013, 12:58 am

I’m in! I don’t have a smart phone so I’ll be using Facebook to log in, I think, if you have it set up to do so there too.

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Comment from Mindy
Time: January 1, 2013, 11:50 am

1/100: January 1, 2013 — I completed a 15-minute seated meditation this morning. I don’t have a smart phone but I have a timer on the phone I have. It works perfectly for keeping time and vibrates when done instead of buzzing.

May all have a peaceful, healthy and productive New Year.

Metta, Mindy

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Comment from meghann
Time: January 1, 2013, 11:56 am

This is just what I need. Thank you! xo

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Comment from Marion
Time: January 1, 2013, 12:11 pm

That’s a great idea for keeping on track. Thanks Bodhipaksa! Just the nudge I needed to kick start my New Year resolutions!

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Comment from Jean
Time: January 1, 2013, 12:15 pm

Great idea! I’ve made the new year resolution so many times to do daily meditation and never made it to the end of January. No smart phone so will need to check out facebook, but will definately give it a go. Thanks Bodhipaksa.

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Comment from John
Time: January 1, 2013, 12:29 pm

I’m in. Thanks for doing this Wildmind :-)

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Comment from cat
Time: January 1, 2013, 12:48 pm

fantastic idea – i’m in too :-D

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Comment from judith weymark
Time: January 1, 2013, 5:42 pm

Count me in. I’m excited. I’ll log my meditation on facebook.

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Comment from Sean Flannery
Time: January 1, 2013, 10:36 pm

That sounds doable and pretty cool.

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Comment from katie
Time: February 20, 2013, 4:37 am

I know its a bit late but would like to start today..
Thanks

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