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Mark Foote
Post title: Last time I saw Kobun
(Sep 16 2010 at 10:47 AM)

Last time I saw Kobun (unusual Zen guy, wanted to be called Kobun without any honorific), he was concluding three week-long sesshins back-to-back. Someone asked him if he had any pain or numbness in the lotus, and he replied that he never did (of course, his father was a Zen teacher, and Kobun first started sitting at age seven). Kobun noted that he did have pain in seiza, sitting on the knees.

So it can be done, that's my take. The motion at the sacrum allows the weight of the body to trigge

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Mark Foote
Post title: comment, Warner's "Hardcore Zen"
(Sep 10 2010 at 09:26 AM)

"all bozos on this bus"- David Chadwick's byline.

I made comments on Gudo Nishijima's blog because I believe like him that there can be a fusion of Western and Eastern sciences. I got a very cordial response, even a request that I help Brad, and then what I felt was disinterest. Gudo didn't respond to the ideas I put forward, except to say that he didn't follow links to other sites. Can't blame him, I wish him well.

Gudo talks about balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic

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Mark Foote
Post title: The End of Suffering, from Brad Warner's site
(Aug 27 2010 at 09:02 PM)

Hi, MeanGirl,

I know from Brad's comments in his posts in the past that he doesn't always read through the comments. He admonished himself once for this, as his teacher, Gudo Nishijima, always does. You could check Nishijima's blog, if you' re interested in Brad's lineage teacher.

I do think that everyone realizes the end of suffering all the time, and that the teachers who inspired me in the past were all keenly aware of this, and of their own inabilities. Like Brad, these were (and are)

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