Post title: How I Learned to Dance
(Jun 24 2017 at 12:29 PM)
I attended Bonnie Hayes's show at Sweetwater in Mill Valley a week ago, and when the band played one of her songs particularly well I experienced something about my action that I think will inspire me for awhile. She's a teacher, yet most people in the hall were not even moving--they didn't know how to find their feet in what she played, I guess.
Post title: The Case of the Suffocating Woman
(May 2 2017 at 04:48 PM)
I'm reading "Embracing Mind", a collection of some of the talks Kobun Chino Otogawa offered at retreats (sesshins) between 1974 and 1993. Kobun offers some interesting comments about seated meditation, among them:
"It's impossible to teach the meaning of sitting. You won't believe it. Not because I say something wrong, but unt
Post title: Reverse Breathing (initial response on "Questions to Spring Forest Qigong students", Dao Bums)
(Apr 12 2017 at 12:31 PM)
My only success in these matters has come as a result of the study of Western science, yet I will be the first to confess that what matters most to me is the relinquishment of habitual activity, conscious or unconscious, in the movement of breath.
With the accent on relaxation, freeing the direction of mind, and the experience of cessation, I do expe
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