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subtropical spring perennial bliss

Post by jimboloco » April 24th, 2011, 10:29 pm

All beings without number, I vow to liberateImage
Endless blind passions I vow to uprootImage
Dharma Gates beyond measure, I vow to penetrateImage
The great way of Buddha, I vow to attain!
sitting here twice a week
with the beginners on Wednesday evening,
with the strong practitioners on Sunday mornings,
the tides are turning
the tide is turning
there's nowhere to turn
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in this subtropical place at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center,
Bay Pines, the grounds are so exquisite, unbelieveable
Sunday I did tai chi on the chopper pad, somedays I come here and it quiets me.
nothing ever lasts forever except hatred
kindness never retreats
except on sick days
may I be well and happy
may you be well and happy
affirmations
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yo ho ho an a bottle of rum om[/color]

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Re: subtropical spring perennial bliss

Post by judih » April 24th, 2011, 11:25 pm

quiet bliss amidst vibrant growth
tied to chi
up-time trance

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Post by jimboloco » April 24th, 2011, 11:46 pm

it takes practice
you know this
a practiced bliss
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Re: subtropical spring perennial bliss

Post by Artguy » April 25th, 2011, 10:32 am

Your strength is in your compassion.

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Post by jimboloco » April 25th, 2011, 7:31 pm

Jesus, I hope so!
My substance abuse counselor heard me give a comment to an in-patient several weeks ago and told me that "You are compassionate, " when I needed a compliment. It helps and when I can start interviewing for another nursing job, I will tell them that I can give this way. Right now I feel tired and need extra sleep.
By the way, I am not inferring that you are Jesus. That's just an expression. Just the same, Art Guy heals!
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Re: subtropical spring perennial bliss

Post by Arcadia » April 25th, 2011, 7:52 pm

:lol:
you can´t imagine
how great is to read you again, jimbo!
:D

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Post by jimboloco » April 25th, 2011, 8:29 pm

thankyou, arcadia
i told you once before that i love you
i mean it too
there's something special about you
greetings and thanks
you make me feel welcome as always
what i mean of course is that
i like how you describe things
which brings a tangible presence.
amiga mia, preciosa. sometimes i worry about you
because you are a sensitive.
blessings.
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Post by Artguy » April 26th, 2011, 7:20 am

Jesus eh....I once had a friend who wanted to crucify me. I think I know the root of the displeasure with my recent work. I have been trying to simplify it all but my life is anything but simple even with all the ohms.
My sangha, http://nbtoronto.org/

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Post by jimboloco » April 26th, 2011, 1:12 pm

i felt the same way once
paranoid that mainstream christians
would want to crucify me

i'll visit your sangha
yes i like the teacher
no doubt a great tradition and clear
mine is http://clearwaterzencenter.org/default.html
ken rosen, the founder, is my therapist
(altho i am changing now to go to the Vet Center with a woman
who is a ptsd specialist)
the teacher sensei lawson, comes down from north carolina
a student of roshi philip kaplan

tai chi is about healing the bodymind

buddhism will not add to your body health

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lu tungpinis the wisdom mind corrolary to sophia
or the holy ghost/ he embodies the wisdom of the tao, buddhism and confucianism

the jade emporer is the high spirit of virtue

kwan yin is the bodhisattva savior daughter of compassion

i don't know what the resistance is that i keep finding with telling my buddhist friends, and others, about tai chi. it is completely interactive with buddhism. i don't participate in the taoist meditations. there is no pressure, except to eat chinese food.
i am being simple for now, but eventually will have to work again, part time,
and hope that eventually i can get a service connected disability claim for an addition onto my meager social security.

I need to consider doing some meditation at night when i can not simply lay quietly if unable to sleep. if i am tossing and turning, i need to get up and just sit.
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Re: subtropical spring perennial bliss

Post by Arcadia » April 26th, 2011, 6:37 pm

dear jimbo:
yeah, love & worry
are at melting point
most of the time
(you sound here like my father...! :lol: )
and yeah, we are all as we are
maybe too much of this, too less of that
in this valoration valley
it´s ok
& unique
& all things have at least two sides.... & more!
& there´s also something
like an internal? tester
that makes you know
-for whatever causes or reasons-
what is somehow vital for you at some moment.
An year ago
to deeply be aware of & accept
that I can be also touchy & too much vulnerable & reactive
was a hard step for me
& now I´m more in re-connect
with what I call "my vague faith in everything"
but knowing already from experience
that when it´s necessary
it can be also easily focused...
& humor...
well, it´s always a great desdramatizante & expansive exercise! :D

may you have sweets dreams, dear friend
and if you have to sit in the middle of the night...
well..., just sit! :)
& sleep in the mornings, why not?
now you can do it!! :wink:

my multicolored sanghas??

the planet, my family, my job-schools, my friends, s-8, an small group where we chant-sing-and do tao-of-voice-exercises & sound healing once a week, another small group at my home doing meditation, various readings (and of course eating!) on wednesdays and maybe I´ll return to the zen dojo once a week (love the sounds, noises & silences spaces there) http://www.zen-deshimaru.com.ar/rosario/home.php but this time "a mi manera...! " (hey!, I´m not japanese..., looong sesshins are not good for my ankles, back, circulation & paciencia... :lol: )

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Post by jimboloco » April 26th, 2011, 11:39 pm

you are very expressive
and like me
incorporate s-8 into my life

thanks for the info about your repertorio
i may be as old as your father
but i am your brother friend

i like taisen deshimaru a lot
his student, Richard Livingston, has a zendo in New Orleans
I used to go visit them when I lived in Shreveport(get a map :) )
I like their sitting technique, but it is very straight
sometimes I will use that technique
long slow outbreaths
but the teachings I use are simple breath counting, the outbreath, without trying to control it

and then I will do the long outbreaths when I want to

The long sesshins are beyond me also
The last time I left without telling anyone, middle of the night
May 14th, I will try an all day sit, with work periods and a talk
but I may leave after the morning.
We also have alternatives to sit with,
the ergonomic office chairs,
kneeling benches,
or just a straight chair.

I know that I am vulnerable, yes
Something about your view into the city made me feel like you feel like I have felt before.

It's good to be resilient. Blessings, amiga hermana.
Mucho.
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yo ho ho an a bottle of rum om[/color]

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