... and enjoy the retreat too !
Once during a retreat, I was asked to act as “guardian of time” which meant that the teacher counted on me to hit a Tibetan bowl every hour: to start a sitting, to signal the end of a sitting, to get everyone to come back to the meditation hall after the walking meditation or after the meal, etc. In the end, I spent most of the retreat looking at my watch and fretting about the time.
So when I discovered the Gong Timer, I immediately bought one and now I take it to all the retreats I go to and lend it to the poor fellow who has been designated as “guardian of time”. I have also offered one of these lovely little Gong Timer pyramids to several practice places I go to and everyone likes them – especially the monks and nuns!
Now the new Audio Gong Timer is best-performing. The times you set can be longer, precise to the minute and I also use it to play teachings I record during the retreats. Great!
Meditation is meant to help us relax and stop worrying, not to stress us more. LOL