2009.03.30 01:00 - Faito Pema!

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Gaya Ethaniel. The comments are by Gaya Ethaniel.

    Pema Pera: Hi Muck!
    Muck Miami: hi Kira
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Pema and Muck
    Pema Pera: Hi Gaya
    Muck Miami: Hi Gaya
    Pema Pera: good to see you again!
    Pema Pera: Muck, have you been here before?
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.
    Muck Miami: No firt time here
    Pema Pera: Welcome!
    Pema Pera: we get together a few times a day to chat about the nature of reality, and everything else, and we have a wiki http://playasbeing.wik.is/ -- We record our conversations there. Do you mind being included in our blogs?
    Muck Miami: oh, im sorry i dont have time for that , i was just looking around.
    Pema Pera: oh, you don't have to do anything :-)
    Muck Miami: so i let u guys do your thing , i wil
    Muck Miami: will go
    Pema Pera: whatever you like, Muck :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Have a good day then Muck.
    Muck Miami: oooh well.. i will stay for a wile oke..
    Pema Pera: yes, please do
    Gaya Ethaniel: ok :)
    Pema Pera: we just chat about whatever we like
    Pema Pera: and the nature of reality is just one of the topics we like to chat about



    Pema Pera: How have you been, Gaya?
    Muck Miami: oke
    Gaya Ethaniel: Very well Pema thank you, yourself?
    Pema Pera: oh, fine just a bit sleepy . . .
    Pema Pera: but that's okay
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.
    Pema Pera: did you see Storm's latest script here, the new clock?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yes, just noticed the beautiful mists over the fountain :)
    Pema Pera: probably didn't rezz completely yet when you walked in
    Pema Pera: yes, indeed
    Pema Pera: Muck, we try to spend a few hours each day, in Real Life, in the following way: we like to take 9 seconds every 15 minutes, roughly, to stop what we are doing
    Pema Pera: and then here in Second Life we talk about how that changes our way of looking at things, all those little breaks
    Pema Pera: but recently we started to also stop in Second Life, but a bit longer: 90 seconds, every fifteen minutes
    Pema Pera: and the clock in the fountain will remind us of that
    Pema Pera: you will see in a few minutes
    Gaya Ethaniel: I actually wanted to ask about your practice Pema.
    Muck Miami: aha.
    Pema Pera: yes, please Gaya!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Do you do 9 secs throughout the day if you can?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Or just during the day?
    Pema Pera: oh yes, whenever I am awake
    Pema Pera: but not strictly at the 15 minutes mark, more like a few times an hour
    Gaya Ethaniel: Do you do any other practices in addtion to that?
    Pema Pera: yes, and it depends on how much time I have for those, how much I do
    Pema Pera: how about you?
    Gaya Ethaniel: As I briefly mentioned in my email to you, I am having to change my routines.
    Pema Pera: yes?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Which is new so wanted to see if that's the caes for you...
    Gaya Ethaniel: Think it's the change of season
    Pema Pera: in what way?
    Gaya Ethaniel: When I do 9 secs regularly during the day, I don't want to do regular long sittings with the Spring coming. It feels too 'calming'...
    Pema Pera: ah, I see
    Gaya Ethaniel: Something I've noticed... not sure where I am going with it :)
    Pema Pera: perhaps you can try with different aspects of your practice
    Pema Pera: from sitting to standing to chanting to perhaps yoga or tai chi or . . .
    Pema Pera: Hi Korii!
    Korii Tiger: hi
    Muck Miami: Hi Korii
    Korii Tiger: howedy
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Korii
    Korii Tiger: hello
    Gaya Ethaniel: yes... in fact, I sing or play music or exercise more...
    Gaya Ethaniel: Do you change your routine by the season as well then?
    Pema Pera: oh, I have little routine, my life is different on all time scales like the weather -- depening on projects and travel
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... that sounds tough to me not having any routines.
    Pema Pera: I'm used to it -- nomadic existence in some sense
    Gaya Ethaniel: Though... 9 secs provide you a sort of routine?
    Pema Pera: yes, indeed Gaya
    Pema Pera: a type of continuity for sure
    Gaya Ethaniel nods.



    Gaya Ethaniel: Everyone wants to sit on your laps it seems Pema :)
    Pema Pera: :-) I am always very quiet when a Tiger sits on my lap
    Gaya Ethaniel: Or you are a feline magnet :P
    Pema Pera: fortunately I grew up with cats
    Muck Miami: haha
    Pema Pera: though they were mostly a wee bit smaller
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.
    Pema Pera: any chance you might come to the August PaB retreat, Gaya?
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... wish I could but not this year, perhaps next.
    Muck Miami: sorry to interupt but i must go.
    Muck Miami: bye
    Gaya Ethaniel: Nice to meet you, have a good day Muck.
    Pema Pera: bye Muck!
    Pema Pera: it now seems we will have a four night event, near San Francisco
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... a little shorter than planned then
    Pema Pera: yes, we couldn't get the longer time, or at least it now seems that way
    Pema Pera: which is fine
    Pema Pera: given that not everybody is used to longer retreats
    Gaya Ethaniel: ok
    Gaya Ethaniel: Do you go on retreats then Pema?
    Pema Pera: when I have time and when something interesting comes along, yes
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah :)
    Pema Pera: So in the PaB retreat we probably will have the following kind of rough schedule
    Pema Pera: afternoon arrival and welcome
    Pema Pera: then an easing in day
    Pema Pera: then a very serious day with the possibility of really round the clock practice
    Pema Pera: then an easing out day for wrapping up
    Pema Pera: then a last saying goodbye morning
    Pema Pera: something like that
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... ok
    Gaya Ethaniel: So really one full day of practice then
    Pema Pera: well, with the "play" in Play as Being you can also view every day as a kind of practice, so that would give five days of practice :-)
    Pema Pera: but as for the really intensive practice, yes
    Pema Pera: as the somewhat less intensive, more playful practice perhaps 1/2 + 3 + 1/2, say four in total
    Gaya Ethaniel nods.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I hope all goes well :)
    Pema Pera: I think it will :-)
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.



    Pema Pera: Hi Stargate!
    Pema Pera: have you seen our new 90-seconds bell?
    Pema Pera: it will go off soon
    Pema Pera: and the water will grow mysty during that time :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: I think this is a nice feature to have even permanently.
    Pema Pera: yes, if enough people like it
    Pema Pera: it gives a different flavor to conversations
    Pema Pera: especially the more heated types :)
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.
    Pema Pera: Hi Gybele!
    Pema Pera: but I think I should go get some more sleep now . . .
    Gybele Silvera: Hi Pema
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yes unfortunately I must go as well.
    Pema Pera: I only slept three hours after another long session with Threedee et al yesterday evening
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh...
    Pema Pera: and I'll have to get up in two hours again
    Pema Pera: but it's nice seeing you all again!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Good rest then Pema until the next session. Ganbare!
    Pema Pera: ganbarimasu :)
    Gybele Silvera: Namaste
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles.
    Pema Pera: how do you say that in Korean?
    Gaya Ethaniel: fighting... heheheh
    Pema Pera hates to disturbe tigers . . .
    Gaya Ethaniel: in Korean pronunciation
    Pema Pera: in English?
    Pema Pera: aha!
    Pema Pera: yes in Japanese too: faito faito !!
    Gaya Ethaniel: yes similar :)
    Korii Tiger: :\
    Pema Pera: perhaps I will quietly poof . . .
    Pema Pera: see you all soon again!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Bye Pema :)
    Pema Pera: bye Gybele, Gaya, Korii!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Have a good day Korri and Gybele
    Korii Tiger: goodnightr Pema..
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... now I forgot how the autologger works if the guardian has to go in the middle...
    Korii Tiger: it will turn off by itself once every one leaves
    Gaya Ethaniel: I claimed it so should get the link by email do you know Korii?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Let me check that in my Inbox before I leave...
    Gybele Silvera: that much I am aware that it is enough that you claim it
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah ok thanks very much
    Gaya Ethaniel: Enjoy your day :)

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