2018.05.05 19:00 - Introductions

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

    Koko Naminosaki and her friend Maxpower Anzac join me. It was their first time here so much of it was an explanation of who we are a and what we do.  Enjoy

    Koko Naminosaki: 's current display-name is "Koko Goodin".
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome, nice of you to look us up
    Koko Naminosaki: Thank you
    stevenaia Michinaga: I don't know if you had a chance to explore our wiki page, but we record our conversations here
    stevenaia Michinaga: is that ok to include you?
    Koko Naminosaki: Alright, I guess that's ok.
    stevenaia Michinaga: we have been doing this for 10 years as part of our exploration of the nature of reality
    Koko Naminosaki: That's a long time
    stevenaia Michinaga: the transcripts are posted on our wiki
    Koko Naminosaki: All 10 years of them?
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, we just had a lovely 10-year party
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes


    Koko Naminosaki: Wow
    stevenaia Michinaga: much to explore, lots to search on and revisit
    Koko Naminosaki: Yeah that's true
    stevenaia Michinaga: we used to meet 4x a day, now only a few times per week
    Koko Naminosaki: Yeah, people get busy
    stevenaia Michinaga: while here at scheduled sessions we pause 90 seconds every 1/4 hour for of a moment of reflection, that was the bell
    stevenaia Michinaga: like a mini-meditation, to pause, drop and a time to listen and observe reality from a different perspectie
    stevenaia Michinaga: perspective, one of observing, not participating in
    stevenaia Michinaga: to see what emerges between the thoughts
    stevenaia Michinaga: how did you come across us?
    Koko Naminosaki: In the events tab in the search
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, things are slow on Saturday nights sometimes 2 or 3 ppl are here, there are daytime and special sessions, dream sessions, book sessions
    Koko Naminosaki: Dream sessions?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I just find the evenings a quite time to host our session
    Koko Naminosaki: That's understandable
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, a group discusses dreams, I believe on Mondays
    Koko Naminosaki: Oh O'tayyy! ツ
    stevenaia Michinaga: let me see if I can find the time for you, it's not on the Schedule
    Koko Naminosaki: Ok.
    stevenaia Michinaga: looks like it is in the Garden at 12:00 SLT on Mondays, we have a HUD you can install at the schedule board that has all the location listed at the bottom of the stairs, it's location #3 once you install (wear) it
    stevenaia Michinaga: or you can ask someone you see here to tp you
    stevenaia Michinaga: I see you have been in SL for 8 years
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello IR
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome
    Koko Naminosaki: Yes I have
    Maxpower Anzac: Hello
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you been here before?
    Koko Naminosaki: No. I have not
    stevenaia Michinaga: we record our scheduled sessions so would mind if we include your comments?
    stevenaia Michinaga: we post these chats on the groups wiki page
    Maxpower Anzac: I don't mind
    stevenaia Michinaga: as part of our exploration of the nature of reality
    stevenaia Michinaga: thank you
    stevenaia Michinaga: the past 10 year logs are here https://wiki.playasbeing.org
    stevenaia Michinaga: if you wish to read about the group
    stevenaia Michinaga: the bell will ring in a moment and we break for 90 seconds
    Maxpower Anzac: okay, thank you
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks, it rings every 15 minutes as a bit of an escape from reality so you can take a moment to observe
    Koko Naminosaki: Oh ok, thanks
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes to amazing things come of it in time, other times it's a good time to get a glass of water
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Maxpower Anzac: and check my food in the oven lol
    Koko Naminosaki: teehee
    stevenaia Michinaga: What brought you here, did you see this on the SL calendar
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, especially food
    Maxpower Anzac: Koko found it and brought me
    Koko Naminosaki: I thought it would be good to join in on discussions
    Koko Naminosaki: Share ideas and stuff like that
    stevenaia Michinaga: aww thank you Koko then, if you have a chance or the interest pls check out the wiki, it's been developed over the past 10 years to give an overview of our little group, a place to keep our logs and our real-life meet-ups
    stevenaia Michinaga: you can be exposed to much in 10 years times
    Koko Naminosaki: Oh you do real-life meet ups too?
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, all over ... Europe, North America, there was a10-yearr meeting in Amsterdam last month, I did not go
    stevenaia Michinaga: so there are reports, https://wiki.playasbeing.org/Retreats
    Koko Naminosaki: Wow that's amazing
    stevenaia Michinaga: I was to the first few in Princeton NJ, where the originator of the group was from, they were very interesting
    Koko Naminosaki: Oh, you had fun?
    stevenaia Michinaga: 2008, so we talked out the explorations in RL and even RL and SL at the same time
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, quite fun
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes, knowing where ppl are from allow us to cross paths in RL too
    stevenaia Michinaga: I visited ppl in California when I was out there, you never know what to expect meeting an avatar in RL
    Koko Naminosaki: I suppose so


    stevenaia Michinaga: We are unlike most groups in that we learn from each other's observations without judgement of each other or ourselves, that's probably why the Dream Session has been so popular, we have even had dream researcher's participate in our discussion
    Maxpower Anzac: oh thats cool
    Koko Naminosaki: hehe, we have crazy dreams
    Maxpower Anzac: oh yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: but I am no expert in that, I'm just happy to log a dream now and then
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, dreams can be crazy and tough to remember without writing them down quickly
    stevenaia Michinaga: but so can reality :)
    Koko Naminosaki: Yeah thats true
    stevenaia Michinaga: what you think about what it is
    stevenaia Michinaga: *when
    Maxpower Anzac: my dreams make absolutely no sense
    stevenaia Michinaga: so if you search our wiki, you will find that, after 10 years, we probably are no closer to understanding the nature of reality, but closer than we may have been 10 years ago
    stevenaia Michinaga: and everything we do here contributes that ... whatever that is
    Maxpower Anzac: its quite a thing to try and understand
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, but ever tougher if you don't try
    Maxpower Anzac: yep
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    stevenaia Michinaga: so there is a schedule of hosted sessions on the schedule board at the bottom of the steps, feel free to stop by anytime, someone is usually to manage the recorder for the session at those times
    Koko Naminosaki: Oh ok, thank you
    Koko Naminosaki: Well, stevenaia, it was a pleasure to meet you and we just might check out the wiki pages and try to visit during the dream sessions
    Koko Naminosaki: Those sound interesting
    stevenaia Michinaga: we typically set aside an hour for these but we have had maraton sessions in the past of several hours of discussion
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's tough getting through just the preliminaries in an hour
    stevenaia Michinaga: but I'm here Saturdays and Wednesdays of you are around, we can get more structured next time
    Koko Naminosaki: Oh alright then
    stevenaia Michinaga: or read wiki
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Koko Naminosaki: Sure, will check that out
    Koko Naminosaki: It was nice meeting you
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks for stopping by
    Koko Naminosaki: Take care
    Maxpower Anzac: Take care!
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, you too

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    >>stevenaia Michinaga: so if you search our wiki, you will find that, after 10 years, we probably are no closer to understanding the nature of reality, but closer than we may have been 10 years ago
    stevenaia Michinaga: and everything we do here contributes that ... whatever that is<<

    It is still one of my favorite things: hearing us describe the group. :)
    Posted 11:51, 6 May 2018
    I agree with Eliza: it's so interesting listening to someone introducing Play as Being! Stevenaia, you were a great host to these two friendly newcomers! And yes, maybe we are a bit closer to the nature of reality than 10 years ago :)
    Posted 01:51, 7 May 2018
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