By Anonymous - 22/02/2013 07:57 - Canada - Vancouver
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You couldn't have excused yourself? I know it would have been rude, but I would think it would have been less rude than this.
Being Buddhist myself a big role in it is compassion/forgiveness etc. hopefully everyone there followed that. Otherwise FYL happens to everyone at some point el though OP don't worry(:
We always have something stupid happen during the silent meditations at our center. It's part of life. My favorite was when the roach started running around on the floor as if daring someone to kill it in front of the monk. And then we had the I e cream truck pull up in front of the open window with the music going for most of the meditation. While compassion and forgiveness are big, I also have learned not to swear the small stuff and just go with the flow from Buddhism. If op did that at my group, people would just go on as if nothing happened. Nobody is out to make someone feel bad there and it is truly the most accepting group of people ever.