I know this sound. I've been meditating for years and the bell is used when there is a large group of us, or on various recordings. It's a lovely sound and I suspect i've come to associate it with the opportunity to go deeply within...and I go. The voice of the guide is tricky--sometimes mildly annoying and yet always do-able. I have no strong feeling either way....but once the bell sounds, there is no need for further "instructions".
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