2010.04.14 19:00 - TSK Excercises

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

     

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve how are you
    stevenaia Michinaga: I feel underdressed tonight
    stevenaia Michinaga: (forgot my pearls
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: I have been reading tsk :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I'm good, how are you?
    stevenaia Michinaga: how is it, I suspect I will need to put it on my reading list
    Paradise Tennant: very well thanks
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: it is interesting
    Paradise Tennant: always read at night before falling asleep but
    Paradise Tennant: it is a challenging book to read when you are a bit sleepy :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: my spouse does that, reads books by author, if she likes them it's usually everything they wrote
    Paradise Tennant: I find some of the sentences tend to echo in my day .. when I am looking out the window ..walking down a street .. very kind of eerie
    stevenaia Michinaga: when I do that , read before I sleep, I jsut end of reading the same thing every night until I remember I read it
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes to that too find someone I like and then devour all their work
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: I save that moment for vacations where I read all week
    stevenaia Michinaga: so the passages ring familiar... nice
    Paradise Tennant: I do that some weekends ..refuse to plan anything and then just sit around and read and drink tea ..kind of a mini break
    stevenaia Michinaga: hmmm, there is a tsk assocoation
    Paradise Tennant: he wrote three other texts too
    --BELL--
    Paradise Tennant: Love of Knowledge, Knowledge of Time and Space, Visions of Knowledge
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://tska.info/
    Paradise Tennant: jwow thank you
    Paradise Tennant: I did not find this then when I was surfing on it
    stevenaia Michinaga: )
    Paradise Tennant: When a single feather and a thousands worlds
    Paradise Tennant: are equally this space
    Paradise Tennant: who can say which contains which
    Paradise Tennant: who can find limits
    Paradise Tennant: to life's richness
    Paradise Tennant: there are some very compelling bits!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    Paradise Tennant: it gives quite a series of exercises
    Paradise Tennant: to try to shift your perspective
    Paradise Tennant: shall we find one to try ?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I'm sure that makes understanding more interesting
    stevenaia Michinaga: sure
    Paradise Tennant: exercise 24
    Paradise Tennant: sit quietly :)
    Paradise Tennant: and attend to the presence of sounds
    Paradise Tennant: you can use speech, music or any sounds that happen to appear
    stevenaia Michinaga: listens to surrounding inaubable yet present sounds
    Paradise Tennant: concentrate on the quality of the sounds themselves ..not the labels or significance
    Paradise Tennant: while doing this let your breathing and awareness be the same
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: say 4 minutes of listening breathing awarening :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: til the bell
    Paradise Tennant: okies
    --BELL--
    Paradise Tennant: sounds are very different
    stevenaia Michinaga: reminded me of my Tai Chi class, where we did the same thing 2x, once for form, once for jsut breathing, the difference was amazing
    Paradise Tennant: if you do not label them
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: really a completely different experience
    stevenaia Michinaga: my sounds became part of my breathing sounds
    stevenaia Michinaga: linked
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: the mind focuses diffrently when listening to sounds and listening to breathing
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: an inward and outward "view" of things
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: found it interesting to try to take in the sounds without identifying them
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: that wasn;t a problem for me as all the sounds around me were abstract muffles, except my computer fan
    Paradise Tennant: want to try another one .. then I will scoot at the bell :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: a short one
    Paradise Tennant: exercise 28
    Paradise Tennant: select 10 things form a list and then contemplate each one till you see them concretely
    Paradise Tennant: can by objects qualities or common experiences
    Paradise Tennant: *be
    Paradise Tennant: lol maybe we should try 3 :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    stevenaia Michinaga: or one
    --BELL--
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think mine may take a wile... until next week, then
    Paradise Tennant: kk
    stevenaia Michinaga: time for me to go too
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite
    stevenaia Michinaga: thinking about peae and compassion... concretely...gulp
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: night
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