2010.01.21 19:00 - The Avatar Village

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. 


    Pema Pera: Hi Eden!
    Eden Haiku: Good evening Pema!
    Pema Pera: It's really a lot of fun to come into PaB so many times in one day
    Pema Pera: my seventh time right now
    Pema Pera: one more to go, in three hours!
    Eden Haiku: Wow!
    Eden Haiku: Wonderful! A rare occsion, between two days of travelling!
    Pema Pera: yes, that's why I can do it
    Pema Pera: Hi Paradise!
    Eden Haiku: hello Paradise!
    Paradise Tennant: hiya pema eden :)
    Pema Pera: Hi Calvino!
    Eden Haiku: How is the walk walking Pema, through all these PaB sessions and meetings?
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal :)
    Pema Pera: oh, sessions are asessioning, I gues (^_^)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Pema Pera: (on the xth day of Christmas)
    Calvino Rabeni: Ms Krisha I presume :)
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Pema Pera: Hmmm, much as I would like to stay longer, to my surprise the place where I am now is closing!
    Pema Pera: bummer
    Eden Haiku: Oh no!
    Calvino Rabeni: ach!
    Eden Haiku: Run to another coffeshop Pema! We want you here! You promised!
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Paradise Tennant: I get to see you pretty soon though !
    Eden Haiku: Oh ye, paradise you are going to the retreat!
    Pema Pera: I had just found a nice cafe, with electric outlet no less, so no barrery worries, and now they're closing, at such an early hour . . .
    Paradise Tennant: yeppers .. downloading europe nt to my gps as we speak!
    Eden Haiku: Will it be your first one?
    Pema Pera: but I didn't promise how long I would stay, Eden -- though yes, I had planned to be here for an hour
    Pema Pera: Alas . . .
    Eden Haiku: Joking Pema ;-) No worries.
    Pema Pera: the broom is now reaching my table so . . .
    Pema Pera: bfn!
    Eden Haiku: Your spirit is with us ;-)
    Paradise Tennant: waves at the bfn ing pema
    Eden Haiku: For a moment, I thought Pema was Harry Potter waiting for his magic broom!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: how are you two tonight .. eden cal .. all is well ?
    Eden Haiku: I'm fine, thanks. You?
    Calvino Rabeni: Can't complain :)
    Paradise Tennant: very well . alittle tired .. been really busy :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I was working up to that :)
    Eden Haiku: Are you excited about the retreat?
    Paradise Tennant: yes have not really had much time to anticipate it
    Paradise Tennant: flew to ottawa today .. a few more things to do for work then can unwind and pack ..fly out tomorrow at noon..
    Eden Haiku: Is it your first PaB retreat?
    Paradise Tennant: I went to the princeton retreat
    Paradise Tennant: and am planning to do a buddhist retreat in vancouver or possibly geneva in august
    Eden Haiku: Oh, so you are prepared.
    Paradise Tennant: more so mentally than physically :)
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Deet Roecastle: please excuse me if i'm silent. i'm here to enjoy the beauty and contemplate it!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at deet .. silence .. is quite acceptable :)
    Deet Roecastle: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Just before this I was at a SL class on facilitation - the speaker was quite good
    Paradise Tennant: who was speaking ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Pamala Clift - at Roadside Philosophers
    Calvino Rabeni: In the standard view, silence is not considered an option :)
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Deet Roecastle: blessings - i'm off to explore
    Calvino Rabeni: But Flow is big these days
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye Deet
    Paradise Tennant: enjoy :)
    Paradise Tennant: But Flow?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, the idea of flow - the facilitator keeps things moving fluidly and has to be quite flexible
    Eden Haiku: Paradise. are you ok?
    Calvino Rabeni: away from keyboard // back
    Paradise Tennant: sorry
    Paradise Tennant: trying to multi task :)
    Paradise Tennant: very not being in the present moment !
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm interested in that as a topic
    Eden Haiku: Understandable. Maybe you forgot to claim the log Paradise?
    Calvino Rabeni: I'd like to know what people's philosophy is about multitasking, while at PaB
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Because I haven't decided for myself
    Paradise Tennant: generally I suspect to be frowned upon
    Eden Haiku: Feeling good!
    Calvino Rabeni: It can use a lot of time, that could be applied to other things
    Calvino Rabeni: and it is tempting to come, just to connect and hang out
    Calvino Rabeni: so the temptation is to do a little multitasking when the conversation seems to flag
    Calvino Rabeni: But somehow it doesn't seem in the spirit of being
    Paradise Tennant: no you are not being present
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: So now I'm thinking, to attend fewer sessions, but be more present
    Paradise Tennant: wise I think
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks for showing your avatar's decorations, Eden :)
    Eden Haiku: Decorations?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, the red and white markings on the blue skin
    Calvino Rabeni: it is a fun look
    Eden Haiku: These are tribal warpaint.
    Calvino Rabeni: I didn't see the movie yet :)
    Eden Haiku: Ah ah!
    Paradise Tennant: you should see the movie cal very interesting
    Eden Haiku: Swa it in 3D IMAX. I liked it. Thta was about 10 days ago.
    Calvino Rabeni: I think everyone else in developed countries already has seen it
    Paradise Tennant: yes me too last week end
    Calvino Rabeni: multiple times
    Paradise Tennant: glasses made me a bit quesy but powerful inagers
    Paradise Tennant: speaking of powerful imagery
    Eden Haiku: Isee you Paradise ;-)
    Paradise Tennant: i was flying to ottawa this morning and looked out the window and saw a plane surrounded by a circular rainbow !
    Paradise Tennant: I see you eden :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Eden Haiku: I feel like Archmage now that I am wearing this blue skin...
    Eden Haiku: Wow! That is a good omen Paradise!
    Eden Haiku: I love rainbows.
    Paradise Tennant: nods yes almost like an omen
    Eden Haiku: I was at an EMDR session this morning. At a very dark moment, the sun poured in and I just smiled.
    Paradise Tennant: what is emdr ?
    Eden Haiku: A kind of therapy. With eyes movements, very powerful.
    Eden Haiku: It was like seeing a rainbow.
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Paradise Tennant: interesting how with something like a movie the globe instantly becomes like a little village .. with everyone all eager to see the show
    Paradise Tennant: how does EmDR work
    Paradise Tennant: how are eye movements powerful
    Calvino Rabeni: drama draws people together by offering a kind of vacation retreat
    Paradise Tennant: yes cal
    Eden Haiku: Yes. It is a blockbuster and yet...the connectedness and the reverence for life is so revolutionnary in an Hollywood movie...
    Calvino Rabeni: WB Pema
    Eden Haiku: Pema found another coffe shop!
    Paradise Tennant: hiya pema
    Eden Haiku: @Paradise. I do know how EMDR works but it does. The sensation is like laser surgery of the brain.
    Pema Pera: back again, finally!
    Pema Pera: no, I'm back home now :)
    Eden Haiku: Nice to see you again!
    Pema Pera: same here :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Have you seen "Avatar" Pema?
    Pema Pera: yes!
    Pema Pera: that was a great movie
    Pema Pera: well done technically, and with a moving plot
    Calvino Rabeni: Ah, I was saying, I'm the only one in the developed world, who has not.
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Eden Haiku: In japanese?
    Pema Pera: in Japan
    Pema Pera: but with English sound
    Pema Pera: and Japanese side titles
    Eden Haiku: Paradise was saying how the movie makes the world a small village...
    Pema Pera: in what way (I can think of several ways!)
    Eden Haiku: I went to see the movie alone. I enede up talking to the lady at my right and to the lady at my left and the three of us were chatterboxes after the movie. Like villagers talking over the fence.
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Pema Pera: it was clear that the science fiction setting was not really important for the plot; it was mostly about aborigines in general, the clashing of civilizations, technical vs non-technical
    Pema Pera: though the movie-technical effects were great
    Pema Pera: (to confuse the discussion :-)
    Eden Haiku: Tchnical vs non-technical? I would say grounded in love vs grounded in greed.
    Pema Pera: yes, that too
    Paradise Tennant: yes eden ..
    Pema Pera: the question is to what extent the parallel is coincidental or not
    Paradise Tennant: love .. was powerful .. connectedness and oneness were powerful
    Pema Pera: unbridled technical exploitation is definitely connected with greed
    Calvino Rabeni: The best movies or dramas have many levels of significance so they are meaningful to people with very different value systems
    Pema Pera: yes
    Pema Pera: Hi Bene!
    Eden Haiku: Maybe the way the connect telapathically with their creatures (horses, dargons...) connecting physically too (like an electrical outlet a bit) makes the Navis kind of techies too?
    Benedizione Vita: hello
    Benedizione Vita: ooh, more avatar talk :)
    Benedizione Vita: did I miss pema?
    Pema Pera: Actually, Bene was the last one tipping the scales to convince me to see Avatar
    Eden Haiku: Hi bene
    Benedizione Vita: oh no, there he is
    Pema Pera: well, yes, there are many levels of "technical" -- I meant it in the narrow sense of our world
    Pema Pera: technological, I should have said, I guess
    Calvino Rabeni: was there any explanation of how the connection fibers may have evolved?
    Pema Pera: and specifically our narrow-minded destructive technology
    Pema Pera: which is non-sustainable
    Pema Pera: not really, Calvino
    Benedizione Vita: the thing that made me think was whether eywa (spelling?) would start to develop some amazing biotech after tapping sigourney weaver's memory :)
    Eden Haiku: Compared to the natives connection with the co-system, yes this is true Pema.
    Eden Haiku: *eco-system
    Eden Haiku: Oh yes! That was amazing!
    Calvino Rabeni: I haven't heard much backlash or objection about the movie - to be so significant to so many people without stirring that up, must be significant
    Calvino Rabeni: in another way I mean
    Eden Haiku: Avatar reminded me of the 'Ramayana': blue beings, flying vessels etc..
    Pema Pera: I'm sorry to disappear once again, but I'd better keep some attention left for my next and eighth appearance, in two hours :-)
    Calvino Rabeni: See you, Pema :)
    Pema Pera: at least I'm glad I could find my way back again to this session
    Eden Haiku: Yes,have a nice trip Pema!
    Pema Pera: perhaps see you in the PaB Pub in a couple hours?
    Benedizione Vita: goodnight, pema!
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite pema
    Benedizione Vita: glad I caught you, if only for a bit
    Pema Pera: (if *I* last that long, that is, and don't keel over :-)
    Benedizione Vita: and safe travels
    Pema Pera: thank you
    Pema Pera: bye for now
    Paradise Tennant: I have to scoot too >> sorry but a big way to all :)
    Benedizione Vita: goodnight paradise
    Eden Haiku: Thanks Paradise, a safe journey to Malta!
    Eden Haiku: I will leave also. Good night!
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye, enjoy !
    Benedizione Vita: goodnight everyone
    Paradise Tennant: thanks .. very much eden >> i may not be inworld for a while but we will catch up I am sure :) nite nite cal .. bene :)
    Calvino Rabeni: bye bene
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