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Mark Foote
Post title: from a letter to a friend
(Sep 8 2011 at 10:12 PM)

You know I'm big on waking up and falling asleep lately, but I can say that it helps me to encourage forward and back between the hamstrings and quads for stretch in the ilio-tibial band, and stretch in the ilio-tibial band can cause the sartorius and gluteus to turn the pelvis. About then I think, well, really all this action can be generated by the sacrum, and where's the forward and back and side-to-side at the sacrum?

And a dollar eighty, gets a cup of coffee.

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Mark Foote
Post title: The difficulty of practice, a note to Apech- from Tao Bums
(Jun 28 2011 at 09:45 AM)

The Difficulty of PracticeI understand what you are saying about the difficulty of an intentional practice. I was doing a set of shape-mind (xing-yi) exercises that I learned from a book for a long time, and then last fall I just stopped doing them.

I still rely on the sense of location in consciousness, and relaxation. I

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Mark Foote
Post title: email to Adam Tebbe, editor of Sweeping Zen
(Jun 20 2011 at 10:18 AM)

Another Way to Approach ZenI just read the interview with Scott Edelstein, which I enjoyed- interesting to hear the news, as it were.

I used to go hear Kobun speak at the Santa Cruz zendo in the 70's, when I was a student at UCSC. One thing I remember Kobun said was "take your time with the lotus". I have finally

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