Category Archives: Spring 2012 Class Discussions

Inquiry, Speculation, Imagination (Practice Day)

The inquiry asks, “What’s going on in this situation?” I try to apply this especially in the tangle of emotionality and personality described both on p. 66 and in DTS Ex. 3: heavy, fuzzy, hopeless, dull—in the face of a … Continue reading

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Practice Day comment

Abiding in Thought and Marriage of Sound and Breath have both been favourite practices for many years. Practising them today was very much a homecoming. With Marriage of Sound and Breath my thought train is simply ‘Breathe’, ‘Breathe’, ‘In’, ‘Out’. The mind … Continue reading

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Mind and throat

I appreciate David’s and Hayward’s posts.  I feel I should contribute something, even though inspiration eludes me.  Life David, I rememberdiscovering wonderful insights while practicing Marriage of Sound and Breath.  In my case it was during a week-long retreat at the … Continue reading

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Thoughts as lumenous space

Thoughts as luminous space In doing the exercises today thoughts were revealed as forms of luminous space; a lifting sensation occurred, mind became brighter and there was an energetic rising. Even my facial muscles lifted and a feeling of lightness … Continue reading

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David – Practice Day 6/10/12 TSK Ex. 24

TSK Exercise 24, Marriage of Sound and Breath This is a really interesting exercise; I worked with it years ago using recorded sounds that served as a repetitive order & structure of appearance, as I focused joining my breath with … Continue reading

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Picture an Orange Ball

Some of you may recall an exercise Jack gave us in a previous course in which students were asked to picture an orange ball. During the process of visualizing an orange ball we got to see directly, in our own … Continue reading

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The Prevailing Paradigm

We are born into a realm of thought with its prevailing paradigm. The conventional dualistic paradigm informs and forms us and we in turn perpetuate its way of knowing. So it seems we are the consequence of thoughts lineage and … Continue reading

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Thought forms space

In working with this chapter, it appears that thought makes space disappear and that thoughts reappear as space. Love it

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TSK Ex. 12, …when one thought fades and another arises

TSK Ex. 12, asks that we observe our thoughts for the moment when one thought fades and another arises, in order to discern that subtle transition, which involves the momentary availability of space that has the quality of openness free … Continue reading

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Practice 2.

I’ve been finding Jack’s second practice useful: “Let appearance appear in a way that preserves the insubstantiality of space.  In this way of appearing, substance is the appearance of substance.”  It’s interesting how these two sentences themselves don’t have subjects … Continue reading

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