2008.05.09 13:00 - Surveying poles

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    Solobill was the guardian for today’s afternoon session. He provided me with the following chat log, and with his own comments interspersed. So in the rest of his entry, Solobill is the `I’ voice.

    I arrived at 12:55 and Dakini was already inside the tea house.

    Dakini Rhode: hi Bill :-)
    Solobill Laville: Hi Dakini!
    Dakini Rhode: r u in charge of logging?
    Solobill Laville: Do you mean tracking the chat?
    Solobill Laville: “Logging”?
    Dakini Rhode: yes tracking
    Solobill Laville: lol
    Solobill Laville: Yes
    Dakini Rhode: lol
    Dakini Rhode: cool
    Dakini Rhode: i should mention
    Dakini Rhode: i’ll be taking a meeting in RL
    Dakini Rhode: in a few minutes
    Solobill Laville: OK
    Dakini Rhode: as soon as it’s over
    Solobill Laville: No worries
    Dakini Rhode: i’ll be present in the room
    Solobill Laville: I meant to turn my typing back on….
    Dakini Rhode: until then
    Solobill Laville: OK
    Dakini Rhode: pretend I’m “meditating” or something :-)
    Dakini Rhode: sleeping
    Dakini Rhode: zoning out
    Solobill Laville: he he
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Solobill Laville: deep in the VOID!
    Dakini Rhode: camping
    Solobill Laville: multi-tasking…
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Dakini Rhode: ever go to a place where there are lots of avatars camping?
    Dakini Rhode: and nobody’s home?
    Solobill Laville: no, only a few
    Dakini Rhode: surreal
    Solobill Laville: that’s strange…no?
    Dakini Rhode: odd
    Dakini Rhode: especially when you consider
    Dakini Rhode: the energy to keep the computer on…
    Dakini Rhode: probably costs more than they’re earning
    Solobill Laville: A laptop is about 20 Watts / hr if I remember…
    Solobill Laville: sigh
    Dakini Rhode: time for me to “zone out”… sorry
    Solobill Laville: bye for now

    Storm arrived.

    Solobill Laville: Good to see you!
    Storm Nordwind: Hi both :)
    Solobill Laville: Dakini is *concentrating*
    Dakini Rhode: i’m not here yet :)
    Solobill Laville: Oh, she’s back!
    Dakini Rhode: no gone haha
    Storm Nordwind: On a virtuous object I hope :)
    Solobill Laville: lol
    Storm Nordwind: I have been surveying
    Solobill Laville: I’ve missed a lot over the last few days!
    Storm Nordwind: If you leave Pema alone for a few minutes he will have bought more land
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Solobill Laville: lol - I noticed!
    Solobill Laville: Do you see even more?
    Storm Nordwind: In the future? I have no doubt
    Storm Nordwind: If you see twisted red and white poles in our land, those are my surveying poles
    Solobill Laville: Ahh…

    Storm described his SLandscape architecture efforts.

    Storm Nordwind: I need to see how far I can terraform the land
    Storm Nordwind: So I have been “reverting” little square all over the place to find the natural level.
    Storm Nordwind: Then I know I can sculpt the land +/- 4m from that level
    Storm Nordwind: and of course that level varies a lot over the whole of SL in general and our lands in particular
    Solobill Laville: Where are you doing that?
    Storm Nordwind: Every 50m or so across the big plots to the north of here so far
    Storm Nordwind: Those are the ones to be forested first
    Storm Nordwind: They form the biggest contiguous plot
    Storm Nordwind: So I have to get it right first time
    Storm Nordwind: before I plant trees
    Solobill Laville: Is there only a +/- 4 meter limit?
    Storm Nordwind: On most regions that are not private islands yes
    Solobill Laville: OK. On islands I’ve seen big chasms.
    Storm Nordwind: And it’s not a delta on what we find when we buy it
    Storm Nordwind: It’s a delta of LL’s original
    Storm Nordwind: Some places we have are already at their max or min
    Solobill Laville: Is this near the void I read about?
    Storm Nordwind: No
    Storm Nordwind: That is an ocean region. Pure ocean
    Solobill Laville: Wow.
    Storm Nordwind: We have part of the sim next to it
    Storm Nordwind: called North Coastal - the name of the plot so far
    Storm Nordwind: There are balloon rides around those three plots
    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Solobill Laville: I read! I want to take one!!!
    Solobill Laville: Maybe later.
    Storm Nordwind: After this session perhaps?
    Solobill Laville: How long are they?
    Storm Nordwind: The round trip of the three coastal plots takes maybe 10 minutes
    Solobill Laville: I think I need to take a rain check until later…
    Storm Nordwind: Sure
    Storm Nordwind: You can fly them yourself
    Storm Nordwind: But better shared with champagne
    Solobill Laville: Of course!
    Solobill Laville: lol

    I tried to pick Storm’s brain and get caught up on PaB and the additional sessions.

    Solobill Laville: How are things going here?
    Storm Nordwind: The turnout varies here
    Storm Nordwind: I filled in two graveyard shifts in the last 24 hours and there was just me
    Storm Nordwind: The practice itself continues to be interesting
    Storm Nordwind: as you can see from the blogs
    Solobill Laville: Yes.
    Storm Nordwind: Very odd to find myself writing a blog at all
    Storm Nordwind: Always hated the format to read
    Storm Nordwind: Now I write one copiously!
    Solobill Laville: Excellent! I think there is a real interesting aspect of this kind of “minimal consistency” with PaB
    Storm Nordwind: How do you mean?
    Solobill Laville: 9 seconds - minimal, every 15 minutes - consistency
    Storm Nordwind: I see
    Solobill Laville: It bleeds over into the next 9 seconds
    Storm Nordwind: Yes, if you are disciplined enough! :)
    Solobill Laville: Yes, the snake in the grass…

    A large white and green beetle was noticed wandering around the tea house.

    Storm Nordwind: We have a bug with us
    Solobill Laville: Is there a way to communicate what we’re doing yet?
    Storm Nordwind: To whom?
    Solobill Laville: Passers-by…interested parties
    Solobill Laville: Searchers
    Storm Nordwind: I think that will evolve soon
    Storm Nordwind: One thing you’ll see when Pema posts the blog from 12 hours ago is that I believe we need a logo
    Storm Nordwind: I’ve set out the limits and goals of that in the blog
    Solobill Laville: Ha! funny, and true…
    Solobill Laville: I’ll check it out…I may be able to help.
    Storm Nordwind: And I’ve tasked my fiancee with doing it since she is a long term professional artist
    Solobill Laville: Oh, even better!
    Storm Nordwind: three decades of experience and very talented
    Storm Nordwind: brb

    I finally notice the beetle and Dakini “returns”.

    Solobill Laville: Oh, there’s your bug!
    Dakini Rhode: hello
    Solobill Laville: Welcome back!
    Dakini Rhode: my meeting lasted a bit longer
    Dakini Rhode: than i expected
    Dakini Rhode: hi Storm!
    Solobill Laville: he is *concentrating*
    Solobill Laville: lol
    Dakini Rhode: Storm now? haha
    Solobill Laville: Yep
    Dakini Rhode: funny session with us zoning in and out
    Dakini Rhode: every day
    Dakini Rhode: at the time for this session
    Dakini Rhode: i have a meeting in RL
    Solobill Laville: We were talking about a logo, and a message to newcomers…
    Dakini Rhode: oh good!
    Dakini Rhode: its interesting to see
    Dakini Rhode: how when i’m asked to explain what we’re doing
    Dakini Rhode: i find myself grasping
    Dakini Rhode: at something that slips thru my fingers
    Solobill Laville: I think it’s simple - it is a SL sangha
    Solobill Laville: no?
    Dakini Rhode: does it seem PaB is buddhist?
    Solobill Laville: no
    Dakini Rhode: Zen Retreat is buddhist
    Dakini Rhode: i think a sangha is building there
    Dakini Rhode: definitely
    Dakini Rhode: very nice
    Dakini Rhode: good feeling of how we support each other
    Dakini Rhode: same thing for PaB too,
    Dakini Rhode: now that I think of it
    Dakini Rhode: yes, I know what you mean, Bill
    Dakini Rhode: i convinced myself
    Storm Nordwind: back
    Storm Nordwind: catching up
    Solobill Laville: I think you’re perspective is a bit different perhaps, and perhaps Storm’s too
    Solobill Laville: For someone like me
    Dakini Rhode: yes we all have a different perspective
    Storm Nordwind: Which is good
    Storm Nordwind: And yet I love the support that goes on just in the circle of blogs that are evolving
    Dakini Rhode: please tell us how you see it, then
    Solobill Laville: Yes; but I mean in terms of what is “this place”…
    Solobill Laville: Just speculating
    Dakini Rhode: ah
    Dakini Rhode: this place SL, or the teahouse, the zen retreat, or playasbeing here?
    Dakini Rhode: ha ha lots of places
    Solobill Laville: I don’t see any of that as different, is what I mean
    Storm Nordwind: or “reality”
    Dakini Rhode: that’s cool
    Solobill Laville: Just different things “here”
    Storm Nordwind: that is not so far removed from my view
    Solobill Laville: Yes, Storm, that is the real cool thing!
    Dakini Rhode: what is “here” - is it the shifting group
    Dakini Rhode: which changes every time?
    Dakini Rhode: is it our internal sense
    Storm Nordwind: or the perception of RL and SL as being the same?
    Solobill Laville: The latter is what I was referring to.

    Dakini and Storm discussed land matters and life matters.

    Dakini Rhode: Storm you’re more on the outer fringes of
    Dakini Rhode: our virtual space
    Storm Nordwind: you mean the terraces?
    Dakini Rhode: i still don’t see
    Dakini Rhode: a purpose for tentacles
    Dakini Rhode: going to the sea
    Storm Nordwind: Oh I understand your meaning
    Storm Nordwind: You want the reason?
    Dakini Rhode: yes you’re near the Void
    Dakini Rhode: i don’t know if i need the reason
    Dakini Rhode: i’m happy to let the reason evolve
    Storm Nordwind: This whole project is being driven. Though not by any single one of us, and that includes Pema
    Dakini Rhode: i feel it’s guided…
    Storm Nordwind: yes
    Storm Nordwind: I think more than guided
    Storm Nordwind: more propelled!
    Dakini Rhode: like i said another time…
    Dakini Rhode: i feel like i’m hanging onto the back
    Dakini Rhode: of the caboose
    Storm Nordwind remembers
    Storm Nordwind: yes i understand that
    Storm Nordwind: But that has been my own real life for the last 1-3 years anyway
    Storm Nordwind: This is merely symptomatic!
    Dakini Rhode: haha mine too
    Dakini Rhode: for at least that long
    Storm Nordwind: Yes well actually the last 15 years
    Dakini Rhode: i need to drop
    Dakini Rhode: anything not needed
    Dakini Rhode: to not feel rushed
    Storm Nordwind: But over the last shorter time, I recognize the signs
    Storm Nordwind: In my case, 2 years or so ago, Kuan Yin came into my life
    Storm Nordwind: She pressed the GO button
    Storm Nordwind: Lit the blue touchpaper
    Storm Nordwind: and she has very gently but absolutely insistently pushed me into a more wonderful place than i could ever imagine
    Dakini Rhode: haha when i started having sittings here
    Dakini Rhode: is when it all really started
    Dakini Rhode: that little willingness
    Dakini Rhode: to serve

    We broached to the subject of compassion as a new guest, Trevor, arrived.


    Solobill Laville: I think what you two have built here is an expression of your compassion, and creativity
    Storm Nordwind: More than that Solo
    Solobill Laville: A light for us moths!!!
    Dakini Rhode: it is an expression
    Storm Nordwind: We are acting as conduits
    Dakini Rhode: for me, of what maybe inspires me
    Dakini Rhode: but making a space
    Dakini Rhode: maybe where anyone can be inspired
    Solobill Laville: Inspiration is the great elixir.
    Solobill Laville: So, thanks, humbly…
    Storm Nordwind: Greetings Trevor
    Trevor Berensohn: Hello everyone
    Solobill Laville: Hello Trevor.
    Dakini Rhode: hi Trevor!
    Trevor Berensohn: thank you for inviting me Dakini =)
    Dakini Rhode: yw Trevor
    Dakini Rhode: we were sitting here discussing a sort of exercise we’re jointly doing
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah
    Dakini Rhode: sort of a postmeditation practice i call it
    Trevor Berensohn: I’ll join in if I can
    Dakini Rhode: 9 seconds every 15 minutes
    Solobill Laville: That’s pretty good Dakini.
    Dakini Rhode: :-)
    Dakini Rhode: watch our minds
    Dakini Rhode: change our view
    Dakini Rhode: I need to use my own words
    Storm Nordwind: You may wish to look at a description http://playasbeing.wordpress.com
    Trevor Berensohn: Oh cool
    Trevor Berensohn: I tried that the other day
    Trevor Berensohn: or something like it I think
    Dakini Rhode: did you?
    Solobill Laville: Go on, Trevor.
    Trevor Berensohn: Yes I had been down after the death of a friend’s kitten for a couple days
    Dakini Rhode: aw i have a little cat sharing my lap right now
    Trevor Berensohn: So I decided to replace my bummed out thoughts just for that day with this: Everyone who sees me will reach enlightenment
    Storm Nordwind: A great thought
    Dakini Rhode: that’s powerful
    Trevor Berensohn: Felt like walking through paradise with the most amazing beings for a day
    Solobill Laville: Excellent!
    Trevor Berensohn: Much more fun then being all sad
    Storm Nordwind bows to that wisdom thought
    Trevor Berensohn: So perhaps just knowing you has inspired me
    Solobill Laville: We were just discussing compassion.
    Solobill Laville: That seems quite on topic.

    Another guest, Prosper, joined in. Prosper struggled a bit maneuvering in the tea house.

    Prosper Telling: mind if I join you?
    Solobill Laville: Please do!
    Dakini Rhode: Hello Prosper
    Dakini Rhode: please!
    Trevor Berensohn: Welcome Prosper
    Solobill Laville: Hi, Prosper.
    Dakini Rhode: (i just made the doors phantom)
    Dakini Rhode: first the roof, now the doors
    Dakini Rhode: to make it easier to get in here
    Trevor Berensohn: Thank you I arrive in the roof
    Dakini Rhode: haha Trevor
    Solobill Laville: SL - easy to fly, hard to walk and sit!
    Dakini Rhode: some of us arrived in the roof
    Dakini Rhode: and got stuck up there!
    Trevor Berensohn: Hahaha sorry I missed that D
    Solobill Laville: lol

    Trevor jumped right in.

    Trevor Berensohn: Can I ask what definition of compassion?
    Trevor Berensohn: So I know what ballpark we’re playing in =)
    Solobill Laville: Storm? want to answer that one?
    Prosper Telling: Sorry,,, have a lag.
    Dakini Rhode: lol LOTs of mention of that in the blog
    Storm Nordwind: I will speak on for myself, but I see it as the wish to remove suffering from all sentient beings
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah wonderful
    Trevor Berensohn: I like this
    Solobill Laville: I think that is what Trevor was talking about too.
    Trevor Berensohn: Only motivation that seems worthy of us
    Dakini Rhode: a wish, and also is it a feeling?
    Solobill Laville: I think so, loving-kindness.
    Dakini Rhode: a heart connection with all beings?

    Storm described his view of compassion.

    Storm Nordwind: I saw a picture of an American Buddhist temple recently. It had a special garden
    Storm Nordwind: I blogged about it
    Storm Nordwind: It was called the garden of the arhats
    Trevor Berensohn: Oh my
    Dakini Rhode: a saw that photo
    Storm Nordwind: i,e, beings that have gone beyond to liberation
    Storm Nordwind: but it had a profound effect on me
    Dakini Rhode: i dreamt about a place like that
    Storm Nordwind: and not what you might expect
    Dakini Rhode: a long time ago
    Dakini Rhode: it was not what i expected in the dream either
    Storm Nordwind: I knew I did not want to follow that path
    Dakini Rhode: it led to rebirth
    Trevor Berensohn: the dream?
    Storm Nordwind: These beings were no longer giving back
    Dakini Rhode: the dream i had
    Storm Nordwind: they were hollow shells
    Dakini Rhode: two conversations at once
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah
    Solobill Laville: Arhats were hollow shells?
    Dakini Rhode: your garden reminded me of my long-ago dream
    Trevor Berensohn: I’m curious Storm. What path… no follow?
    Dakini Rhode: but i’m not sure
    Dakini Rhode: real arhats are like that
    Solobill Laville: Not Boddhisattvas you mean?
    Storm Nordwind: Yes that’s what I mean
    Storm Nordwind: beings wanting to be free for themselves and not for others
    Storm Nordwind: A good intention
    Storm Nordwind: but not one that can motivate me
    Dakini Rhode: very blissful for awhile
    Storm Nordwind: The way of compassion is the only one that moves me
    Trevor Berensohn: I am confused; a bit new to this
    Dakini Rhode: but i think
    Dakini Rhode: we all make it together
    Dakini Rhode: because we’re not truly separate
    Trevor Berensohn: oh the difference between Bodhisattva and Arhat?
    Trevor Berensohn: It seems good that some go on & some stay
    Solobill Laville: What temple?
    Storm Nordwind: the garden was at the Hsi Lai Temple
    Prosper Telling: The basic difference between Theravada and Mahayana then?
    Storm Nordwind: The picture is here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hat_Garden.jpg
    Solobill Laville: thanks.
    Dakini Rhode: yes maybe Prosper
    Trevor Berensohn: Oh thank you
    Solobill Laville: Yes, Prosper, I think you are pretty much correct.
    Storm Nordwind: Between Hinayana and Mahayana/Vajyrayana
    Storm Nordwind sees his spelling is not quite correct!
    Solobill Laville: lol
    Trevor Berensohn: But there is compassion in Hinayana, surely
    Solobill Laville: Of course!
    Dakini Rhode: maybe its the difference
    Trevor Berensohn: But it’s not different
    Trevor Berensohn: ?
    Dakini Rhode: between different levels of understanding
    Prosper Telling: If I may pose a question, in the Diamond Sutra it says a Bodhisattva does not dwell in concepts of self, other, individuated existence or life span…
    Dakini Rhode: wow that is SO appropriate
    Dakini Rhode: i just realized that
    Dakini Rhode: again
    Storm Nordwind nods and smiles
    Prosper Telling: So isn’t there a point where liberation of other is liberation of self and vice versa.
    Dakini Rhode: that’s what i think Prosper
    Dakini Rhode: if you get to the point you’re liberated
    Dakini Rhode: you see you’re not separate
    Trevor Berensohn: Yes sometimes I get the feel that as I am liberated so is the whole universe
    Dakini Rhode: so there can be no instance of liberating only yourself
    Solobill Laville: There are those who argue, of course, everyone and everything is already there
    Storm Nordwind: We are a bunch of people here who are at that point? :)
    Dakini Rhode: yes
    Solobill Laville: Just don’t know it
    Dakini Rhode: yes Bill
    Trevor Berensohn: Haha then we are truly silly
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Trevor Berensohn: So what is this, then
    Dakini Rhode: we are fooling ourselves?
    Trevor Berensohn: this here & now that seems to be
    Dakini Rhode: play?
    Dakini Rhode: playing?
    Solobill Laville: Great questions
    Prosper Telling: Just flowers in the sky as as I can tell
    Dakini Rhode: beautiful way to see it
    Storm Nordwind: We are sitting in the comfort of our RL homes discussing this. I look out and see suffering everywhere through ignorance of what we are discussing. I feel an urge to help there
    Trevor Berensohn: Brb bank fax… my apologies
    Dakini Rhode: you express your compassion
    Dakini Rhode: and your insight
    Dakini Rhode: and people are automatically helped by that
    Dakini Rhode: i think
    Solobill Laville: It takes a certain level of letting go to be at that point
    Solobill Laville: Many people can’t move very far beyond themselves I think
    Prosper Telling: And for others, SL is a way to connect with folks who are a bit far from Dharma friends
    Solobill Laville: Yes, Prosper

    Suddenly a white glowing orb falls (Eru’s avatar) through the phantom roof…

    Dakini Rhode: wow Eru
    Dakini Rhode: I want that avatar!
    Dakini Rhode: I need that avatar
    Solobill Laville: Follow the light….
    Storm Nordwind: You are that avatar
    Trevor Berensohn: Hmmm all faxed and back now
    Dakini Rhode: haha but i want to look like it
    Dakini Rhode: wb Trevor
    Trevor Berensohn: ty
    Solobill Laville: Hello, Eru.
    Trevor Berensohn: I’m sorry I’m new again. what’s an avatar exactly?
    Dakini Rhode: like tinkerbelle
    Dakini Rhode: it’s the shape
    Dakini Rhode: the form you have in SL
    Trevor Berensohn: Oh ok sorry
    Dakini Rhode: well that’s what i meant
    Dakini Rhode: that’s actually the shape i think
    Dakini Rhode: i want eru’s shape
    Solobill Laville: he he
    Solobill Laville: We know what to get you for your SL birthday!
    Dakini Rhode: ball of light
    Dakini Rhode: haha
    Storm Nordwind: And not he cuddly bug to your right? Poor thing!
    Dakini Rhode: hmm
    Solobill Laville: Maybe the bug will go to the light!
    Storm Nordwind: The bug is after more basic things!
    Dakini Rhode: i do not feel i want to look like the bug
    Trevor Berensohn: maybe the bug is the light
    Dakini Rhode: but that is an attachment
    Dakini Rhode: or an aversion
    Storm Nordwind: both are the same
    Solobill Laville: Yes, Storm’s right on that I think
    Storm Nordwind: brb
    Trevor Berensohn: Is a preference an attachment?
    Solobill Laville: If you’re attached to the preference, a Zen master might say
    Trevor Berensohn: But same and different seems to miss it somehow
    Dakini Rhode: wanting only the good stuff and not wanting the bad stuff
    Dakini Rhode: quotes around good and bad
    Solobill Laville: Yes.
    Dakini Rhode: relatively speaking
    Trevor Berensohn: But wait. but it’s not good or bad, just a label I thot
    Dakini Rhode: yes
    Trevor Berensohn: Haha good and bad is the game
    Solobill Laville: There really is no such thing as good and bad, we just call it so
    Trevor Berensohn: So why did we originally do this?
    Dakini Rhode: because we had the thought
    Dakini Rhode: we are separate?
    Dakini Rhode: and then we had the thought
    Trevor Berensohn: Start seeing things all separate & stuff
    Dakini Rhode: we had to preserve our separate selves?
    Dakini Rhode: and everything went downhill from there?
    Trevor Berensohn: Phenomenonenon
    Solobill Laville: We are a bit hard-wired that way, I’m afraid.

    Eru changed his appearance into a more human-like form.

    Solobill Laville: Well Eru has made quite a transformation!
    Trevor Berensohn: Yay for Eru
    Eru Males: I am Eru.
    Dakini Rhode: still transforming?
    Dakini Rhode: hi Eru
    Solobill Laville: Hello, Eru.
    Solobill Laville: Have a seat.
    Eru Males: It is alright.
    Eru Males: You may call me Eru now.
    Trevor Berensohn: This is so weird
    Solobill Laville: What?
    Trevor Berensohn: We’re talking about the stuff that I’m hesitant to talk about first life
    Trevor Berensohn: WB Prosper
    Trevor Berensohn: and Storm
    Solobill Laville: This is a great community to share these ideas.
    Dakini Rhode: we love talking about this stuff
    Dakini Rhode: eat it up
    Trevor Berensohn: My helper is trying to get online
    Trevor Berensohn: She told me yesterday that she decided she wants to reach enlightenment as quickly as possible to help everyone

    Eru has summoned a red fox and is hopping it around the tea house, through all of us, and into the fire.

    Solobill Laville: Storm, don’t look now but there a fox in the fire!
    Trevor Berensohn: I hope she can join us soon
    Eru Males: Do not be concerned.
    Trevor Berensohn: Erm…
    Dakini Rhode: a firefox!
    Solobill Laville: lol
    Trevor Berensohn: Ha
    Storm Nordwind groans
    Prosper Telling: lol
    Trevor Berensohn: Cuuuute fox
    Kitsune: I am a spirit.
    Dakini Rhode: we need some wildlife here
    Solobill Laville: I think I like Eru!
    Dakini Rhode: now we have the bug and the fox playing in here
    Eru Males: Eru is an attendant to Inari.
    Trevor Berensohn: good I missed them
    Solobill Laville: Hmm
    Dakini Rhode: I bet Pema knows Inari
    Solobill Laville: Dakini, is there a sitting tonight?
    Dakini Rhode: yes!
    Dakini Rhode: a sitting tonight, 6PM SLT
    Solobill Laville: Great.
    Solobill Laville: I’ve been out of town, and am glad to be back.
    Dakini Rhode: i’m glad you’re back
    Solobill Laville: thx :)
    Trevor Berensohn: Get this fox off me lol
    Eru Males: He likes you.
    Solobill Laville: Prosper, is this your first time here?
    Prosper Telling: Yup.. just ported nearby and overhead a kewl conversation
    Solobill Laville: Excellent, welcome!
    Dakini Rhode: i’m lagging quite a bit
    Trevor Berensohn: Glad ur here Prosper
    Trevor Berensohn: Good things happen round here
    Storm Nordwind: There are many cool places to explore within a short walk too
    Solobill Laville: Yes, this whole are is wonderful. Storm’s gardens are awesome.
    Solobill Laville: Storm, did you share the PaB url with Prosper?
    Storm Nordwind: I can. It’s http://playasbeing.wordpress.com
    Dakini Rhode: is Inari the Japanese fox god?
    Dakini Rhode: Shinto?
    Eru Males: No.
    Storm Nordwind: There is a small shinto area close by to the north east
    Eru Males: Yes, we know.
    Eru Males: It is the shrine of Susan-no-okami-sama
    Trevor Berensohn: Hmmm something for everyone
    Dakini Rhode: lots of religions represented in this little area
    Storm Nordwind: There is even a Christian church
    Dakini Rhode: wonderful shrines, gardens
    Storm Nordwind: and the shell of a synagogue
    Storm Nordwind: A Daoist temple
    Trevor Berensohn: Oh that’s good. I grew up Christian
    Storm Nordwind: A Confucian place
    Trevor Berensohn: What about a Greek temple?
    Storm Nordwind: I built one
    Storm Nordwind: for a friend
    Storm Nordwind: But it is not used for the Greek gods
    Storm Nordwind: It is called the Angel Temple
    Storm Nordwind: It is also close by
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah ok
    Trevor Berensohn: I like the greek architecture
    Storm Nordwind: You will like his simple gazebo then
    Storm Nordwind: *this
    Trevor Berensohn: I think I’ve seen it then?
    Storm Nordwind: Possibly. To the south of here and slightly east
    Trevor Berensohn: Dakini you get to do this several times a day? wow
    Dakini Rhode: not me personally, Trevor
    Dakini Rhode: but some of this group meets here 4x a day
    Dakini Rhode: different people at different times
    Dakini Rhode: every 6 hours
    Trevor Berensohn: Wow that will remind me to do my six times bk
    Trevor Berensohn: or it will remind me of this talk
    Dakini Rhode: 1, 7, 1, and 7 - if you stopby, you’ll find someone here
    Trevor Berensohn: what time is it there now?
    Dakini Rhode: that’s all SLT
    Dakini Rhode: same as PST
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah ok
    Solobill Laville: That is the time on the top right of your SL window.
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah I see it now. thank you
    Solobill Laville: And PST, yes.
    Dakini Rhode: or PDT now
    Solobill Laville: Oh, didn’t know that, but it makes sense. May…
    Solobill Laville: Does anyone mind
    Solobill Laville: if I conclude the 1:00 session?
    Dakini Rhode: lol not at all Bill
    Trevor Berensohn: Not my place to say lol
    Storm Nordwind shrugs
    Dakini Rhode: sure it is, you’re the guardian!
    Solobill Laville: I need to run.
    Dakini Rhode: r u ok with saving the chat?
    Trevor Berensohn: kk good to meet you Solo
    Solobill Laville: Yes - I will compile it.
    Solobill Laville: You too, Trevor!
    Dakini Rhode: we log the chat and post it on the blog
    Storm Nordwind: A very long one this time!
    Solobill Laville: Yes, until we meet again, peace!
    Trevor Berensohn: Ah fun
    Dakini Rhode: is this OK with you Trevor?
    Storm Nordwind: Are the newcomers ok with that?
    Trevor Berensohn: Of course it is
    Dakini Rhode: if you want anything omitted, just let Pema know
    Storm Nordwind: No avatars are injured in the process ;)
    Trevor Berensohn: Ha
    Solobill Laville: Not permanently anyway!
    Dakini Rhode: :-)
    Solobill Laville: bye for now.
    Storm Nordwind: Pema likes you to break up the sections like he does too
    Trevor Berensohn: “no actual injury occurred.”
    Dakini Rhode: bye
    Storm Nordwind: bfn

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