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The Mudra of Zen

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Mark Foote
Post title: from Hardcore Zen comments
(Sep 28 2010 at 06:30 PM)

There was once a sense of revolution here around San Francisco, and a strange melding of African-American, Asian-American, Native American, and Anglo-American influences. A bop and beat culture with Taoist and Buddhist influences, that understood that Native Americans had the right idea about the land, and was determined to bring Western science into the mix. The psychedelics made a transformation of culture seem imminent. The appearance of amazing teachers from the East made the transformation

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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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