Thursday, June 30, 2011
Check out another version of Gift Economy exploration with lots of Lewis Hyde quotes. And the blog is by my son Ben Lloyd who's created a theater and arts residency program at this old magnificent mansion near Elkins Park PA.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The basic practice of meditation is related with exposing the subconscious gossip of ego as well as exposing the conscious maneuvers of ego. Other schools of thought might say the practice of meditation is about trying to get higher, gain more, or stuff all kinds of things into your mind. In other words, these approaches are concerned with numerous techniques. But here, the idea of meditation is not designed to be collecting or producing more, but it is letting go.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
is it important that we do the same thing?
what does it bring to us to train the mind through shamatha-vipashyana meditation techniques?
how much instruction is helpful?
when do we ask questions about the process and experiences of mind-training?
do some folks want to be left alone with their practice and others to receive more instruction?
how is your posture?
what do you do with big thought patterns that return again and again?
who is resting awake and relaxed?
who uses the eye practices/ear practices during sitting meditation sessions?
is anyone reading this?
Monday, June 27, 2011
what’s the intention of DAL?
continue BD's lineage & gathering of the tribe
laboratory & news from the front
day three is the hard day: Barbara to lead the morning is important
Elements of a dal/some things are always there:
contemplative dance practice in mornings
solo quads & parallel corridors
afternoon - everybody brings in scores scores – laboratory
group conversation – on a relevant philosophical question
evening potluck at Barbara’s - celebration
what’s on Barbara’s mind (like "follow me" this year)
themes of investigation from Barbara like notecards
gift economy conversation
call to have participants keeping conversation going thru blog, response
Monday, August 16, 2010
FROM LAST SESSION 8/9
Jessica, Carolyn, Taavo, Deb, Teana, Benj and Damaris.
We tried a "seamless flow" from PAP to Open Space (one hour of open space!) Very delicious. General consensus of much more sustained kinesthetic delight. We finished up with a "five minute recall aunt" (rough changing brain works from lengthy open space to tracking...).
Our last session for the summer/721 Broadway!
We will repeat last weeks format of "seamless flow" from PAP to (45 minutes of) Open Space.
I would like to continue with the solo quad evolution, incorporating the call for witnesser to have the option of selecting music, AND having the witnesser have the option of a lighting instrument.
After practice we are going to Veselka, and there we can pick our next "evolution meeting" date.
We begin our fall session monday september 20th at Bill Young Studios 100 Grand, and continue for twelve consecutive mondays.
FROM LAST SESSION 8/2
We discussed a quote of CTR's from Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving Kindness:
"When neurosis arises, you first have to recognize it as neurosis. Then you have to apply a technique or antidote to overcome it. Since neurosis basically comes fro selfishness, from placing too much importance on yourself, the antidote is that you have to cut through the ego. Finally, you have to have the determination not to follow the neurosis or continue to be attracted to it.There is a sense of abruptly overcoming neurosis."
We took a long sanctuary and sat, we then went into PAP and then played in open space.