2009.05.03 19:00 - Not much happening here

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

    7:00 PM SLT
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Pila
    Pila Mulligan: hi Steve...

    ... for the next hour Pila and I chatted about a variety of subjects from food and cooking  to museums in NYC  to architecture until the end when a new face arrived...

    8:00 PM SLT

    Paradise Tennant: sorry .. am I intruding
    Pila Mulligan: yep, see you next time -- happy reading
    Pila Mulligan: hi Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello, we were just finishing up
    stevenaia Michinaga: were you here for the meeting?
    Pila Mulligan: have you been here before, Paradise?
    stevenaia Michinaga: here
    Paradise Tennant: no
    Paradise Tennant: just exploring
    Pila Mulligan: I see you are in Teak's group
    Pila Mulligan: he's the most expereinced Zen perosn I've seen in SL
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Pila Mulligan: here's anotecard about this place
    stevenaia Michinaga: we meet here 4 times a day
    Paradise Tennant: thank you
    stevenaia Michinaga: I gave her 2, Pila
    Pila Mulligan: :) Paradise is well informed :)
    Paradise Tennant: :))
    Paradise Tennant: busy reading :))
    Pila Mulligan: lots of Buddhists here, too
    stevenaia Michinaga: we record our conversations, and post them on our Wiki, is it ok to include you?
    Paradise Tennant: ahh cool
    Paradise Tennant: interesting :)
    Pila Mulligan: but the discussions are wide-ranging
    Pila Mulligan: almost any topic
    Pila Mulligan: the chat logs are posted -- http://playasbeing.wik.is/
    stevenaia Michinaga: we've ee meeting as a group for over a year now
    Pila Mulligan: and then there are also theme workshops at the nearby Kira Cafe
    Paradise Tennant: :))
    Paradise Tennant: like the micromeditation idea
    Pila Mulligan: you are welcome any time
    Pila Mulligan: if you do not midn havingn your comments recorded .. if you do you can ask that your comments be deleted form the log
    Paradise Tennant: thank you very much :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: or remove your name
    Pila Mulligan: this is the underlying organization -- http://kira.org/
    Pila Mulligan: started by a university professor interested in going beyond science
    Paradise Tennant: very cool
    Pila Mulligan: it is fun
    Pila Mulligan: my favortie scheduled event is a dream workshop on Tuesdays at 2:00 SLT at Kira
    Paradise Tennant: :)) i believe you i bet you have some very interesting dialogues
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: they range from good science to good food
    Pila Mulligan:

    "In RL Maxine Walden is a physician and a psychoanalyst, studying the psyche for nearly 4 decades. She has been training students in the field for over 20 years, both within the university setting and among several psychoanalytic institutes in North American and Britain. At the heart of her interest as a psychoanalyst is the Unconscious, that vast area out of awareness which may be considered an ‘inner cosmos’ so influential in all areas of life and from which our dreams and our dreads arise."

    Paradise Tennant: both important
    Pila Mulligan: http://www.kira.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=106&Itemid=136
    Pila Mulligan: the dreamworkshop leader
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    Pila Mulligan: some very brainy folks around here, and then ordinary schmoes (myself)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I was impressed when I met Maxine in RL, very approachable
    Paradise Tennant: :)) there is no ordinary
    Paradise Tennant: nice!
    Pila Mulligan: cool, extraordinary schmoe :)
    Paradise Tennant: :)) better
    Pila Mulligan: [now we shuush for 90 seconds]
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Pila Mulligan: there -- helps keep a balance on busy days
    Paradise Tennant: so in rl you program your watch?
    Paradise Tennant: I meditate in snipet throughout the day .. waiting in line.
    Pila Mulligan: I don't have a watch -- Steve?
    Paradise Tennant: in elevators ..
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: perfect
    Pila Mulligan: yep, any time you can grab a quiet interval is nice
    stevenaia Michinaga: the moment come when they do
    Pila Mulligan: some folks do watch the clock though
    stevenaia Michinaga: whatever works
    Pila Mulligan: Steve, Teak is a fellow on SL from Switzerland I believe with more than 50 years of Zen practice
    Pila Mulligan: unusual even in RL
    Paradise Tennant: yes he is retired now ..
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice that he has the interest in SL
    stevenaia Michinaga: retired from what?
    Pila Mulligan: yes it is
    Pila Mulligan: was he a professor?
    Pila Mulligan: I forget
    Paradise Tennant: hmm do not know I know he lives with his wife who is a nurse near .. blinking rapidly
    Pila Mulligan: only met him once
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Paradise Tennant: very nice guy
    Pila Mulligan: yes
    Pila Mulligan: good teacher too
    Paradise Tennant: yes very much so
    Pila Mulligan: there are some here like Maxine approaching his level of experience
    Pila Mulligan:

    Stim "became one of the first students of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice in the West, earning an advanced degree from his original Tibetan teacher. He has studied Eastern contemplative traditions intensively for thirty-nine years with many Tibetan, Chinese and Korean masters, and has also served on the faculty of the Institute for World Religions and the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery since the mid-1990’s."

    Pila Mulligan: he has an ethics workshop on Thrusday at 2:00 SLT at Kira's
    Pila Mulligan: also very interesting
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    stevenaia Michinaga: another person I enjoyed meeting in RL, nice living close to where Pema, the founder here, works
    Pila Mulligan: the founder, Pema, is a "Professor of Astrophysics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ, where he has been on the faculty since 1985."
    Paradise Tennant: cool
    Paradise Tennant: I am in toronto .. so not so very far :)
    Pila Mulligan: an astrophysicist with a lot of Buddhist experience and leanings
    Pila Mulligan: there was a real life retreat there last year
    Paradise Tennant: :)) physics and buddhism .. are marching along the same past at the quantum level
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    Pila Mulligan: in Princeton, for people form this group
    stevenaia Michinaga: a very interesting weekend
    Paradise Tennant: i bet
    Pila Mulligan: yes, quantum Buddhism, nice idea
    stevenaia Michinaga: a prelude to this summers week long retreat
    Pila Mulligan: in California this year
    Paradise Tennant: nice!
    stevenaia Michinaga: getting late for me, I will try to make it wednesday at 1:00 for the PaB RL discussion, will you be there Pila?
    Pila Mulligan: I hope so
    Pila Mulligan: see you then Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice meeting you paradise
    Paradise Tennant: a pleasure meeting you thank you for the info :))
    Paradise Tennant: appreciate it
    Pila Mulligan: Paradise, is it okay for your name and comments to be in the log for the web?
    Paradise Tennant: sure
    Pila Mulligan: thanks
    Paradise Tennant: is there a group to join ? sorry have not read through all the note cards
    Pila Mulligan: I think there is a group
    Pila Mulligan: but it is not necessary to join to attend events
    Paradise Tennant: :)) kk
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, just be here 7:00 to 1:00 a.mm or p.m. SLT and someone will be here
    Pila Mulligan: maybe a whole bunch of folks, maybe only a few
    Pila Mulligan: sometimes chatty, sometimes quiet
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, night all
    Paradise Tennant: good night steve
    Pila Mulligan: you and steve would be in the same time zone then
    Pila Mulligan: I am in Hawai`i, where it is now only 5:30 pm
    Paradise Tennant: :))
    Pila Mulligan: Pema, the founder, is temproarily in Japan now, where it is midday
    Paradise Tennant: sigh
    Paradise Tennant: lovely
    Pila Mulligan: Sl plays havoc with time
    Paradise Tennant: it does
    Paradise Tennant: I am not inworld much .. because of work ..but I do find that time seems to contract here lol
    Paradise Tennant: speaking of which .. I should scoot.. it is getting late.
    Paradise Tennant: but I will be back
    Pila Mulligan: yes, it is easily consuumed
    Pila Mulligan: nice to meet you Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: you will try for the dream session
    Pila Mulligan: hope to see you again
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    Paradise Tennant: my pleasure Pila
    Pila Mulligan: aloha
    Pila Mulligan: thanks
    Paradise Tennant: aloha :)))

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