2009.09.20 19:00 - A bit of TM, a bit of this and that

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    The Guardian for this meeting was stevenaia Michinaga. The comments are by stevenaia Michinaga.

     

    stevenaia Michinaga: helllo again Cosmic

    --BELL--

    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome to our meeting :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Pila

    Pila Mulligan: hi Steve and Cosmic

    stevenaia Michinaga: have you met Cosmic before?

    Pila Mulligan: I'm not sure we have been introduced, but Cosmic has been here before

    Pila Mulligan: nice to see you again Cosmic

    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, does not say much

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Doug

    Pila Mulligan: hi Doug

    Pila Mulligan: have you noticed the tower over by Paradise's plot that is on what is called 'kaiacs land'?

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, the interior is not visible

    doug Sosa: :)

    Pila Mulligan: does the anme kaiac mean anyhting to you?

    stevenaia Michinaga: wondering what that was

    Pila Mulligan: me to

    Pila Mulligan: unfamiliar name

    stevenaia Michinaga: no profile with that name

    Pila Mulligan: it was there very early on -- I wonder if Storm had to negotiate with a prior enant on the sim

    Pila Mulligan: tenant

    stevenaia Michinaga: or an alt of storm

    Pila Mulligan: ah, yes, alts :)

    doug Sosa: how much discussion has there been about the goal of the new community?

    Pila Mulligan: bot too much that I've seen

    stevenaia Michinaga: I ahven;t been keeping up on the logs

    Pila Mulligan: not*

    doug Sosa: so we are about equally ignorant..:)

    Pila Mulligan: yep

    stevenaia Michinaga: I jsut simply assume that when a community is formed, for meditation or social reasons, a natural evolution will take place if the synergy builds

    Pila Mulligan: yep

    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps a SL retreat would be more probable now

    stevenaia Michinaga: gues we need a camp director

    doug Sosa: (just being thoughtful)

    Pila Mulligan: I'm iterested to see what is done with the courtyard idea

    stevenaia Michinaga: nods

    doug Sosa: was that a Storm invention so to speak?

    stevenaia Michinaga: until I figure our who my neighbors are.

    Pila Mulligan: I believe so Doug

    stevenaia Michinaga: what, the courtyard?

    doug Sosa: yes.

    stevenaia Michinaga: I belive all the community planning beigns with storm, well at least the plot layouts

    Pila Mulligan: hi Paradise

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Paradise

    doug Sosa: :)

    Pila Mulligan: did you recover your missing objects?

    stevenaia Michinaga: the rest is up to us tenants

    Paradise Tennant: hiya pila steve doug cosmic

    doug Sosa: yes. more or less. moving on.

    Paradise Tennant: yes thank storm returned them ..and explained how to set my preferences so i could find them in the future

    Pila Mulligan: ah, how is it done?

    Paradise Tennant: 14:34] Storm Nordwind: (Saved Sun Sep 20 12:41:41 2009) I returned them to you. You can do it yourself in future. You will need to enable your Advanced menu (ctrl-alt-D) and then enable Advanced > Disable Camera Constraints (which will let you see under the ground). You can find missing things by using sweep edit mode: ctrl-3 to get an edit popup, then drag and drop a rectangle with your mouse looking down at the ground (and ensure the Tools > Select Only* entries are what you want) and you'll see a lot revealed!

    doug Sosa: wow.

    Pila Mulligan: yes, wow :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, wow, how d you figure this stuff out?

    Pila Mulligan: PhD maybe

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: PhD in SL

    doug Sosa: PhD's are one of the slowest ways to learn.

    Paradise Tennant: lol i believe storm does have a phd in sl ;))

    Pila Mulligan: there is a ton of stuff to learn about virtual worlds

    --BELL--

    Paradise Tennant: :) and the real wold . what was our topic tonight ?

    Pila Mulligan: noe, so far

    Pila Mulligan: none*

    stevenaia Michinaga: thoughts on the future of our new community

    cosmic Ghost: ive eatem tpp ,uch pasta

    cosmic Ghost: eatne too much*

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: sounds like my weekend

    Paradise Tennant: been really enjoying setting up my little plot .. would never have believed it could be so engaging :)

    doug Sosa: should we visit?

    Paradise Tennant: been homeless my entire sl till now :) always quite happy to pouf on and off in a cloud

    stevenaia Michinaga: you seemsed to have the most developed one

    Paradise Tennant: surely but perhaps after .. otherwise the log will go awire :)

    cosmic Ghost: what kind of plot paradise?

    stevenaia Michinaga: I can stick around, wonders if the log can me made portable

    cosmic Ghost: plot*

    Paradise Tennant: have lots of very talented builder friends

    cosmic Ghost: does it have a theme?

    doug Sosa: i'd let the log take care of itself..:)

    Paradise Tennant: hm if you are member of play as being there are some small plots available

    Paradise Tennant: basically meditative garden I would say :)

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    cosmic Ghost: nice

    cosmic Ghost and Paradise continues the topic of meditation


    cosmic Ghost: do you meditate?

    Paradise Tennant: yes pretty much daily

    Paradise Tennant: find it has a lot of benefits

    cosmic Ghost: which technique?

    Paradise Tennant: sleep better .. think better .. body is more relaxed

    Paradise Tennant: hmm

    Paradise Tennant: breath focus . .

    cosmic Ghost: anapana?

    Paradise Tennant: single pointed focus on a candle flame

    Paradise Tennant: and sometimes just coming into the now .. focusing my senses

    cosmic Ghost: ah, very well :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: do you meditate Cosmic?

    cosmic Ghost: not at the moment . no

    cosmic Ghost: but have done, yes

    Paradise Tennant: find it really helps takes a bit of time .. but yield a better day :)

    Paradise Tennant: *yields

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    cosmic Ghost: :)

    Pila Mulligan: at the earlier session today Doug introduced the idea of ethics, and how our meditations can relate to the world at laer, the material world

    Pila Mulligan: world at large*

    Paradise Tennant: manifesting our conscious thoughts

    Paradise Tennant: believe often what you think comes to be

    doug Sosa: i will need to go at the bell. (saved by, actually, apologies)

    Pila Mulligan: it is an important matter

    cosmic Ghost: TM?

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Paradise Tennant: be well doug

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    doug Sosa: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: bye DOug

    Paradise Tennant: do you believe in TM cosmic?

    stevenaia Michinaga: what is ethics cept a meditation on an action?

    Pila Mulligan: TM has certainly taken on real world activities, Cosmic

    Paradise Tennant: great thought steve

    --BELL--

    cosmic Ghost: i understand a major part of TM is to cultivate love outwars into the worlds

    stevenaia Michinaga: I don;t know much about TM and how it is different than any other type, can you explain cosmic?

    cosmic Ghost: I too know little

    cosmic Ghost: and i think all meditations are not similar by nature of defnitiion

    stevenaia Michinaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_Meditation

    Paradise Tennant: loving kindness meditation

    cosmic Ghost: they are all unique i've found, subtle changes perhaps

    cosmic Ghost: yes

    cosmic Ghost: its akin to metta bhavana

    cosmic Ghost: metta - cultivate, bhavana - loving kindness

    Pila Mulligan: TM was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he passed away last year in the Netherlands -- their organization has done a lot of work in medicine and architecture, to name a couple of their active areas

    Pila Mulligan: they also have a spin-oo political arm -- the Natural Law Party

    Pila Mulligan: spin-off

    stevenaia Michinaga: reading wiki

    Pila Mulligan: their work in studying the physiology of meditation has been pretty extensive

    Paradise Tennant: wow

    Paradise Tennant: interesting

    Pila Mulligan: I visited their Univeristy about 25 years ago and it was already deeply into the study back then

    cosmic Ghost: i hear david lynch the film director is very much active in spreading the technique

    Pila Mulligan: yes, quite a few well known people have been into TM

    cosmic Ghost: and has taken our various tests to prove the effectiveness of it

    cosmic Ghost: out*

    Paradise Tennant: loved the comment on it is like explaining the innards of colour tv set to a tribe of pymies ..when all they need to know is how to turn it on :)

    Paradise Tennant: hmm

    Paradise Tennant: would bet it works very well

    Pila Mulligan: they use a personal mantra method

    Paradise Tennant: yes

    Pila Mulligan: Steev, you may particularly like this -- http://archive.tm.org/explore/vedic_architecture/

    Pila Mulligan: "Four main principles are considered for every building—orientation of the building, placement of rooms, the proportions, and natural building materials."

    Pila Mulligan: "The mathematical proportions of the house and each room are calculated according to ancient Vedic formulas."

    Pila Mulligan: they really have interesting symmetry in their designs

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, I have looked into Vedic Architecture

    stevenaia Michinaga: very old principles

    Paradise Tennant: there was a greek school of architecture that believed in the same kind of mathematical precision

    stevenaia Michinaga: many civilizations had them

    --BELL--

    Pila Mulligan: this one is interesting too -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

    stevenaia Michinaga: many proportions have a nature based aesthetic

    stevenaia Michinaga: the golden rato is one of them as math and nature are in alignemnt

    stevenaia Michinaga: and asthetics

    stevenaia Michinaga: there are many books on these principles

    Pila Mulligan: that could be a fun project for a village courtyard

    stevenaia Michinaga: related to art, architecture, math , and nature

    stevenaia Michinaga: project?

    Pila Mulligan: building exercise

    Paradise Tennant: yes and so so so much easier to do in sl than rl :) given all the a handy scales

    Pila Mulligan: making something in SL according to those principles

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    Paradise Tennant: cool idea pila

    stevenaia Michinaga: there are measuring scales in SL?

    stevenaia Michinaga: wondering about that

    Paradise Tennant: yes when you rezx stretch ..or build

    Paradise Tennant: very useful

    Pila Mulligan: he depth of virtual world tehcnology is mind-boggling, Steve :)

    cosmic Ghost: think so

    Pila Mulligan: it is not just pixels

    Pila Mulligan: there are SL building tutoirals on You Tube

    Pila Mulligan: I watched one for the first time and learned a otn of stuff ion ten minutes

    Pila Mulligan: ton*

    Paradise Tennant: loves you tube

    stevenaia Michinaga: been avoiding building... but give me a video and anything's possible

    Paradise Tennant: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-0jNC_w1tSw&watch_response

    Paradise Tennant: love me too ..always been just music llstener ..seldom even rezzed anything

    cosmic Ghost: what kindof music paradise?

    Paradise Tennant: hm there is a wide variety of really good talent to choose from

    cosmic Ghost: yea, there is//

    Paradise Tennant: some of my favourites .. are . frogg and jaycatt.. montian gilruth .. max kleene... mimi carpenter .. pmbookmite .... so manyh

    Paradise Tennant: to choose from ..jaynine scarborough ..

    Paradise Tennant: komuso

    Paradise Tennant: so many

    cosmic Ghost: these are dj names?

    Paradise Tennant: no live performers

    cosmic Ghost: ok

    Paradise Tennant: do a search under events .. for live music

    Paradise Tennant: a wide array of concerts .. list

    cosmic Ghost: there is a great pianist that plays in the opera house on a sunday

    cosmic Ghost: i foget her name now

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    cosmic Ghost: lady with nice vocals

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    cosmic Ghost: wher ein the world is everyone form?>

    Paradise Tennant: toronto

    stevenaia Michinaga: Eastern US

    cosmic Ghost: here, i mean

    stevenaia Michinaga: lol, I'm from over there

    Pila Mulligan: -- was watching the dog video :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: lol

    Pila Mulligan: I'm from Hawai`i

    Pila Mulligan: if that was the question

    stevenaia Michinaga: not sure where anywhere is in SL

    Paradise Tennant: is eating a cobb's bakery lemon tart ..thinking it could take her to the pure source of mind :)

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    cosmic Ghost: yum

    cosmic Ghost: :)

    cosmic Ghost: i like the pastries with jam in them

    cosmic Ghost: like apricots and strawberrys

    Paradise Tennant: make a great shortbread cookie with a jam filling :) every xmas :)

    --BELL--

    cosmic Ghost: sounds lovely

    cosmic Ghost: not heard of shortbread with and innings

    Paradise Tennant: called melting moments recipe is from lucy waverman .. bet it is on the web

    stevenaia Michinaga: I must be off, thank you for joining us tonight cosmic

    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Paradise and Pila

    Pila Mulligan is going also -- bye for now everyone

    cosmic Ghost: bye:)

    Paradise Tennant: http://lucywaverman.com/lucy-s-recipes/185.html

    Paradise Tennant: nite nite pila

    Paradise Tennant: nite nite steve

    Paradise Tennant: do you have the info cards on playasbeing cosmic

    cosmic Ghost: no

    Paradise Tennant: one sec

    cosmic Ghost: but i know the deal:) ty

    Paradise Tennant: okies

    cosmic Ghost: its ok, i know the web ite

    Paradise Tennant: interesting group

    Paradise Tennant: good conversation

    cosmic Ghost: yes

    cosmic Ghost: i been coming for a while

    Paradise Tennant: sometimes very relaxed and others more structured

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    cosmic Ghost: just to listen mainly

    cosmic Ghost: or watch :)

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Paradise Tennant: well after 11 pm here .. think it is time to scoot too :)

    cosmic Ghost: ok:)

    Paradise Tennant: nice to meet you cosmic ..hope to see you again :)

    cosmic Ghost: bye:)

    cosmic Ghost: hehe

    cosmic Ghost: :)

    Paradise Tennant: byeeeeeeeee ;)

    cosmic Ghost: bye:)

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