2010.02.01 13:00 - Micks treat about the retreat

    The Guardian for this meeting was Mickorod Renard.


    Mickorod Renard: its a bit colder than Malta was

    Agatha Macbeth: What here or the UK?

    Mickorod Renard: even though Malta wasnt the horttest of climates

    Agatha Macbeth: No?

    Bertram Jacobus: heyy ara ... :-))

    Mickorod Renard: yes, uk is cold at the mom

    arabella Ella: Hiya

    Agatha Macbeth: is shocked

    arabella Ella: shocked Agatha?

    arabella Ella: :)

    Agatha Macbeth: That Malta was not warm :)

    Mickorod Renard: yes, Agatha must think its the tropics in Malta

    arabella Ella: today was sweltering

    Pema Pera: :-)

    Mickorod Renard: ohhh nooo

    Agatha Macbeth: Ooooh yessss!

    Pema Pera: Malta was the warmest outdoors place in Europe and the coldest indoor place in Europe :-)

    arabella Ella: but i guess we often had four seasons in a day

    Wol Euler: heheheh

    Yakuzza Lethecus: it wasn´t too cold on malta compared to the 0°C in germany :)

    Mickorod Renard: maybe its for the best,,as otherwise we would have wanted to be on the beach all the time

    Agatha Macbeth: Ah....er....right

    Pema Pera: indoors and outdoors about 60 F or 15 C

    Mickorod Renard: But there were 10 warm hearts

    Agatha Macbeth: That's warm enough :)

    Pema Pera: !!

    Pema Pera: Hi Tarmel!

    Eos Amaterasu: Tarmel!

    Pema Pera: Mick, do you want to get started?

    Agatha Macbeth: G'day Tarm

    Mickorod Renard: ok

    Mickorod Renard: I was just about to start

    Wol Euler: you've got a good crowd, mick :)

    Mickorod Renard: yea

    Mickorod Renard: hope my old pc holds out

    Pema Pera: (wow, seven of the ten Malta retreaters are here right now!)

    Mickorod Renard: well,,maybe u can help me out

    Bertram Jacobus: :-)

    Tarmel Udimo: exciting!

    Mickorod Renard: I noticed today just how much I missed all the retreaters

    Pema Pera: Bert, Arabella, Mick, Wol, Yakuzza, Eos, and me

    Mickorod Renard: its amazing how we become so entwined

    Bleu Oleander: you all have a special bond!

    Mickorod Renard: and our chracters are so similar in ways to how we are in sl too

    Wol Euler smiles.

    Mickorod Renard: yes,,a special bond

    Storm Nordwind: (Premium bond - comment for UK PaBers only)

    Mickorod Renard: yea,,

    Agatha Macbeth: groans

    Liza Deischer: hi Zen

    Wol Euler was thinking of Brook Bond

    Mickorod Renard: Hi Zen

    Wol Euler: hello zen

    Agatha Macbeth: Or James?

    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Zen

    Eos Amaterasu: maybe treacle

    Zen Arado: Hi All

    Mickorod Renard: I liked the way we slowly edged into the retreat

    Mickorod Renard: as we arived in Malta on diferent days etc

    Bertram Jacobus: hy zen :-)

    Mickorod Renard: so the apprehension rose gradually

    Mickorod Renard: then,,finally the retreat started

    Mickorod Renard: I for one was worried we may have issues over the hotels or the farmhouse

    Mickorod Renard: and first impressions wre wor

    Mickorod Renard: rying

    Mickorod Renard: pc lag

    Mickorod Renard: sorry

    Mickorod Renard: but then we made ourselves comfortable

    Mickorod Renard: and most importantly,,the focus

    Mickorod Renard: on each other,,and the retreat

    Mickorod Renard: all for one and one for all

    Mickorod Renard: also, I think of it as a nice meal

    Bertram Jacobus: helllo sophia, lia and zon (!) ... :-)

    Wol Euler: hello lia, sophia, zon

    Mickorod Renard: lots of different courses


    Lia Rikugun: hello sorry i am late..

    Agatha Macbeth: Hi all

    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi lia

    Liza Deischer: hello sophia, lia and zon

    Pema Pera: So now we have 8 Malta retreaters here, of the 10: Lia, Bert, Arabella, Mick, Wol, Yakuzza, Eos, and me

    Mickorod Renard: Hi Lia. sophia and Zon, and sophia p

    Zen Arado: hello sophia, lia and zon

    Tarmel Udimo: hi new comers

    Eos Amaterasu: Plus Tarmel is a CA retreatant

    Storm Nordwind: And two people froma previous retreat too

    Eos Amaterasu: :-)

    Mickorod Renard: yes, a good meal,with diferent courrses,,diferent tastes to flavour

    Wol Euler: :)

    Mickorod Renard: there was no rushing into anything either

    Tarmel Udimo: nods to Eos and storm

    Mickorod Renard: and the joy of being able to take it slow,,and question more in depth about certain processes

    Lia Rikugun: wow so many people!

    Mickorod Renard: its amazing

    Tarmel Udimo: like old times:)

    Fael Illyar: Hi Everyone :)

    Mickorod Renard: I liked the getting bedded in before the silent day

    Tarmel Udimo: hi

    Agatha Macbeth: Pardon Mick?

    Mickorod Renard: cos that gave us a chance to think deeper during the silent day

    Mickorod Renard: he he

    Agatha Macbeth: Sorry, read that as 'getting bedded' :)

    Mickorod Renard: naughty

    Agatha Macbeth: (Wishful thinking as usual)

    Tarmel Udimo: :)

    Wol Euler chortles

    Mickorod Renard: well, you could have come

    Pema Pera was wondering too, Agatha . . .

    Mickorod Renard: oops,,wrong word again

    Agatha Macbeth: In a manner of speaking....

    Eos Amaterasu: :-)

    Wol Euler coughs

    Agatha Macbeth: whistles

    arabella Ella: :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Anyway Mick, you were saying......

    arabella Ella: we did that though didnt we in the afternoon of the silent day?

    Eos Amaterasu: :-)++

    Mickorod Renard: and then after the silent day,,we were so full of questions

    Wol Euler: almost all of us, yes

    Archmage Atlantis: Ok. if you peeps are all sexed up......well

    Agatha Macbeth: raises her hand. What was the 'Silent Day' please?

    arabella Ella: sorry Arch ... no one mentioned the 'S' word

    arabella Ella: except for Silent

    Mickorod Renard: well, the afternoon of the silent day resulted in many people dozing off

    Agatha Macbeth: Oh

    Agatha Macbeth: No snoring then?

    Mickorod Renard: we became so relaxed I think

    Mickorod Renard: some snoring

    Zen Arado: silent meditation?

    Mickorod Renard: grunts and stuff

    Wol Euler nods to zen

    Agatha Macbeth: 'Grunts and stuff'?

    Mickorod Renard: yea,,well there was small lapses in the silent bit

    Agatha Macbeth: ????

    Mickorod Renard: Agatha,,you must make the next retreat

    Eos Amaterasu: "functional" communication was okiay

    Tarmel Udimo: just reconnecting with Being at a different level:)

    Mickorod Renard: its fun

    Agatha Macbeth: So I can do grunts and stuff eh?

    arabella Ella: there were times when it was absolutely necessary to communicate

    Mickorod Renard: sure

    Storm Nordwind: As in "you're standing on my foot"?

    Agatha Macbeth: Hmmm

    arabella Ella: yes to communicate with grunts and stuff

    Mickorod Renard: it must have been so much less complicated before language was invented

    Agatha Macbeth: Yeah, they just bashed each other with rocks

    Mickorod Renard: well,,there are lots of rocks on malta

    Eos Amaterasu: it was a flintstone era place in some ways :-)

    Agatha Macbeth: Well there you go....

    Agatha Macbeth: Fred?

    Mickorod Renard: but we refrained from comunicating with rocks

    Eos Amaterasu: or shells

    arabella Ella: Malta has often been known to be a 'rock'

    Agatha Macbeth: Adams Rubble would have felt at home then :)

    Tarmel Udimo: interesting - most retreats are silent so I wander about the impact of just one day?

    Mickorod Renard: but I think for me,,it took several days to chill out

    Archmage Atlantis: Cat climbs over chest,,,communicates with no words

    Agatha Macbeth: Right Arch

    Mickorod Renard: many of us must have very hectic lives during regular weeks

    Mickorod Renard: and to achieve silence in the mind,,well to a point, must take adjustment

    Tarmel Udimo: it takes longer than 24hrs:)

    Mickorod Renard: I feel that the weeks retreat was superb for me and for a first time

    Wol Euler: good!

    Agatha Macbeth: Result!

    Mickorod Renard: but I would look forward to a longer retreat now

    Wol Euler: very good :)

    Agatha Macbeth: (No pleasing some folk....)

    Zen Arado: or more silence?


    Mickorod Renard: I left the retreat with so many answers,,yet also with a hunger for more

    Mickorod Renard: oops

    Mickorod Renard: I would welcome more silence, but perhaps seperate days to aid reflexion on the things talked about,,sort of to split it up

    Mickorod Renard: the end came all too quick

    Wol Euler nods.

    Mickorod Renard: and I feel we had almost just started

    Pema Pera: future retreats will likely be five full days, instead of three full days, Mick

    Mickorod Renard: like just started to get our teeth into things

    Pema Pera: and next year summer we will have a two week retreat in Nova Scotia

    Mickorod Renard: yes Pema?

    Lia Rikugun: nice pictuire

    Mickorod Renard: I was in no way dissatisfied

    Archmage Atlantis: For some of you, yes

    Archmage Atlantis: For others,no

    Mickorod Renard: but like a lovely meal,,I was left full but longing for a revisit

    Mickorod Renard: also the visit to another country is also fun

    Mickorod Renard: for example, we saw things of interest too

    Mickorod Renard: so as an all round trip,,it was great

    Tarmel Udimo: (did you mean this summer 2010 or 2011 Pema?)

    Mickorod Renard: viually stimulating, cultural,,and also importantly,,the social and play as being aspect

    Pema Pera: (next summer, 2011, Tarmel, for the two-week thing; this summer for one week)

    Tarmel Udimo: ta

    Yakuzza Lethecus: i just uploaded a few photo´s how the countryside and coast looked like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40413449@N07/ only the 5 newest photos

    Zen Arado: is that at Pema Chodron's place?

    Mickorod Renard: wow, thanks Yaku

    arabella Ella: oh thanks Yaku!

    Bleu Oleander: beautiful!

    Agatha Macbeth: Nice Yaku :)

    Tarmel Udimo: tks Yak beautiful!

    Lia Rikugun: wow nice

    Eos Amaterasu: (to Zen: no, Windhorse Farm....)

    Mickorod Renard: I liked the balance,,maybe some would have liked more of one thing or another,,but we are a mixed croud

    arabella Ella: yes and for some of us it was a first retreat of this kind

    Zen Arado: ok thanks - I know she has a place there somewhere

    Mickorod Renard: perhaps in the future some emphasis could be placed on describing the intensity

    Wol Euler: MIck, you said that you found many answers, would you tell us a little about that or is it too personal?

    Mickorod Renard: so as those who want a light intro,,or those who want total submession could choose

    Mickorod Renard: well, some are perhaps a lil personal

    Mickorod Renard: but as with many things,,one can loose the path

    Mickorod Renard: PaB here can be so diverse in discussion

    sophia Placebo sneaks

    Mickorod Renard: and if we mix this with Wok and time space and perhaps other sessions outside Kira

    Mickorod Renard: then it can become a muddle

    Mickorod Renard: the retreat offers a realignment

    Wol Euler nods.

    Mickorod Renard: a chance to get back on track

    Mickorod Renard: this too can also mean opening avenues within ones own structure of understanding

    Archmage Atlantis: or a chance to find a new track, in the muddle

    Liza Deischer: hi Gilles

    Mickorod Renard: yes Arch, even a track through the fog


    Eos Amaterasu: Pema knows about muddles :-)

    Mickorod Renard: confidence too

    Tarmel Udimo: (Hi Gilles)

    Mickorod Renard: Hi Giles

    Gilles Kuhn: hello all

    Bertram Jacobus: [hi gilles]

    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Mr Wolf

    Pema Pera: hehehe, Eos, well, that was a puddle more than a muddle . . . .

    Zen Arado: Hi Gilles

    Mickorod Renard: one thing that I felt happy with was that one is never pushed into feeling that you are being convereted into anything

    Tarmel Udimo: nods

    Mickorod Renard: its an open way of seeing,,within anyones beliefs

    Tarmel Udimo: nothing to be converted to:)

    Mickorod Renard: I dont see why it wouldnt suit anyone and everyone

    Mickorod Renard: its a tonic

    Tarmel Udimo: nods

    Wol Euler nods.

    Mickorod Renard: I felt very invigorated aftyerwards

    Tarmel Udimo: opening up is always great

    Mickorod Renard: and I am sleeping better too

    Agatha Macbeth: I think you need a bigger cushion Gilles :)

    Wol Euler: that's great, mick.

    Gilles Kuhn: even a tonic can be intoxicating and so cannot suit everyone you always need contradiction even in methods to evolve

    Tarmel Udimo: also don't forget its great to be in Pema's orbit:)

    Mickorod Renard: I will decypher that afterwards Gilles

    Gilles Kuhn: lol yes and i have not taken a dragon avi ;-)

    Tarmel Udimo: soaking up the Pema vibes:)

    Mickorod Renard: Well, I didnt like to say, but what wonderfull company

    Mickorod Renard: everyone on this retreat at least, were so great..exept me

    Tarmel Udimo: hahahahaha

    Pema Pera: hahaha

    Mickorod Renard: he he

    arabella Ella: owwwwww Mick

    Lia Rikugun: :)

    Wol Euler: nonsense.

    arabella Ella: I must say we have a lot to thank Mick for too ....

    arabella Ella: he had lots of patience as the official designated driver of an 8-seater vehicle

    Mickorod Renard: It was something that I had spoken with Ara about,,we both agreed that everyone was so nice

    arabella Ella: thanks Mick for your patience!

    Pema Pera: it was amazing to see how again everybody got along so well with everybody else -- a minor miracle in a group, suddenly spending so much time together so intensely

    Mickorod Renard: your welcome

    Lia Rikugun: yes thank you for driing!

    Lia Rikugun: driving

    arabella Ella: and your patience with getting lost too once or twice :)

    arabella Ella: following a female driver ... no names here!

    Liza Deischer: :-)

    Mickorod Renard: and how much work and effort Ara put in to aranging stuff too

    Bertram Jacobus: ty for being mick !

    Wol Euler nods gratefully.

    arabella Ella: thanks ... it was a pleasure!

    Bertram Jacobus: and all

    Mickorod Renard: and I didnt realise how much Eos was so central to it all too

    Mickorod Renard: Eos was so instrumental in providing extra asngles of vision

    Wol Euler nods.

    arabella Ella: and i feel Eos was like a solid anchor throughout the retreat too

    Eos Amaterasu ponders this, & ?

    Archmage Atlantis: i was commenting earlier that the PaB sessions are better when both aspects of gender are represented

    Mickorod Renard: I was almost going to type those same wrds Ara

    Tarmel Udimo: Eos is a solid anchor:)

    Mickorod Renard: yeaaa,,too right

    arabella Ella: :)

    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)

    Bertram Jacobus: sry all - leave now - thanks so lot - may all beings be happy please (!) ... :-)

    Mickorod Renard: and Berts vocals too

    Bertram Jacobus: dankeeee :o))

    arabella Ella: amazing

    Pema Pera: indeed!

    Zen Arado: bye Bert

    Yakuzza Lethecus: He brought the entire hypogeum into vibration :)

    Pema Pera: :-)

    Eos Amaterasu: from 3600 BC to the present

    Mickorod Renard: careful not to excite Agatha Yaku

    Storm Nordwind chuckles

    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, those were the days....

    arabella Ella: well Agatha ... a visit to the Hypogeum with Bert would do you more good than you can ever imagine

    Liza Deischer: thanks for sharing Mick

    Wol Euler laughs.

    Agatha Macbeth: How so?

    Mickorod Renard: each and every person at the retreatgave some fantastic imput,,in diferent ways

    arabella Ella: we'll leave it to Bert himself to explain during his own session on the retreat

    Pema Pera: :)

    Wol Euler: :)

    Agatha Macbeth: ?

    Mickorod Renard: ok,,I must leave some stuff to be said by others

    Wol Euler: patience, grasshopper.

    Mickorod Renard: thankyou Pema and Eos for making it be

    Bleu Oleander: very interesting hear about the trip from everyone! thanks and bye for now :)

    arabella Ella: just ask Bertram during his session about the vibrations he created at the Hypogeum ok Agatha?

    Eos Amaterasu: Thank you Mick for heartfelt being

    Pema Pera: really Arabella and Eos, Mick, as the two main organizers!

    Zen Arado: thanks Mick and everyone - have to go - bye

    Agatha Macbeth: (Bleu Monday?)

    Archmage Atlantis: The only grasshopers we have here eat all the bushes

    Yakuzza Lethecus: is tsk happening now ?

    Agatha Macbeth: thought that was locusts

    Storm Nordwind: TSK is Wednesday at 11am now Yak

    Yakuzza Lethecus: thx, and good night everyone!

    Pema Pera: thanks a lot, Mick!

    Wol Euler: schlaf gut, yaku

    Lia Rikugun: thank you mick

    Fael Illyar: good night yak :)

    Pema Pera: so nice to hear all those reminders and memories . . . .

    Agatha Macbeth: Auf wiedersehen Yaku

    Lia Rikugun: going to bed too

    Wol Euler: thank you, Mick.

    Mickorod Renard: nite yak]

    Agatha Macbeth: Thanks Mick

    Tarmel Udimo: bye

    Wol Euler: tschüss lia

    Mickorod Renard: nite Lia

    Tarmel Udimo: all and tks Mick for the debrief

    Pema Pera: bye everybody!

    Lia Rikugun: tschuess :)

    Eos Amaterasu: Moi aussi schlaffen must go, thanks Mick!

    Mickorod Renard: my pleasure

    Mickorod Renard: bye all

    Wol Euler: heheheh

    Tarmel Udimo: bfn

    Lia Rikugun: nice eos ! :)

    Mickorod Renard: he he

    Fael Illyar: bye everyone who's going :)

    Wol Euler: bye everyone who's leaving

    Agatha Macbeth: BFN

    Melchizedek Blauvelt: see you later all, thanks for having me

    Wol Euler: bye mel, take care

    Mickorod Renard: our pleasure Mel

    Agatha Macbeth: Bye. Keep ane eye out :)

    Wol Euler: heheheheh

    Mickorod Renard: yea?

    Agatha Macbeth: (Cthulhu is alive and well....)

    Wol Euler: he only had one :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, right

    Storm Nordwind: Thanks for parachuting in Mick! ;)

    Mickorod Renard: yea,,did u notice?

    Mickorod Renard: he he

    Storm Nordwind chuckles

    Wol Euler: :)

    Agatha Macbeth: The Red Arrows Mick ?

    Mickorod Renard: would u mind if I sneak off please?

    Wol Euler: awwww

    Wol Euler: you've earned a rest

    Storm Nordwind: OK... undo his shackles

    Mickorod Renard: thankyou

    Agatha Macbeth: Sneak away......and have fun :)

    Mickorod Renard: he he

    Wol Euler: thanks mick, goodnight

    Mickorod Renard: thanks Agatha

    Agatha Macbeth: (Didn't know Mick was like that...)

    Mickorod Renard: goodnite all

    Fael Illyar: good night Agatha :)

    arabella Ella: nite mick

    Agatha Macbeth: I'm still here Fael :)

    Fael Illyar: oh :)

    Agatha Macbeth: grins

    Fael Illyar meeps happily.

    Agatha Macbeth: Meep meep

    Wol Euler: Meep Meep ;P :p:P :p :P

    Agatha Macbeth: Meeps galore

    Agatha Macbeth: Night Ara

    arabella Ella: i must go too nite all ... hope to see some of you for my sessions here tomorrow on the retreat

    Wol Euler: goodnight ara, take care. see you tomorrow

    Fael Illyar: good night ara :)

    Wol Euler: I anticipate giggling

    Wol Euler: :)

    Gilles Kuhn: bye and bye all was not aware it was on retreat report so i am feeling a bit put of place

    Fael Illyar smiles.

    Gilles Kuhn: out of place imeant

    Wol Euler: bye gilles, no worries.

    Wol Euler: Meep Meep ;P :p:P :p :P

    Fael Illyar: bye Gilles :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Night Gilles

    Agatha Macbeth: onigokko

    Wol Euler: wheeeeeee

    Agatha Macbeth: stop

    Agatha Macbeth: Phew

    Wol Euler: :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Bye Arch!

    Wol Euler: bye arch, bye fael

    Agatha Macbeth: Was it something I said?

    Wol Euler: ah :)

    Fael Illyar: no, he said he's falling asleep and needs to go :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Oh

    Wol Euler: actually I must be going too, need to talk to Tarmel about selling some of her land.

    Agatha Macbeth: Ok

    Wol Euler: take care, be happy and productive

    Fael Illyar: Ok, have fun :)

    Agatha Macbeth: Bye all

    Wol Euler: goodnight

    Fael Illyar: Oh, I like your dress Agatha :)

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    Originally written on 13:45, 04 Feb 2010
    Much fun reading your retreat report Mick and the whole log with all the voices of PaBbers in a crowded Cybercafe of Pahar Ganj in New Delhi with hindi surround sound of tv playing and hindi cell phone conversations. Wifi access is rare over here but I can feel the joy of the Malta retreaters just reading the logs. Yesterday, 5 little cows were jumping in the street of Main Bazar.Play as Being one being amongst one billion human beings.
    Posted 14:08, 9 Apr 2010
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