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Martin Hodgson / Tenzin Shenyen
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DEITIES, SOFTWARE, ADDRESS (TALKING ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT, #5)
"As long as some poets and thinkers and filmmakers write or make films also if not exclusively for angels, it is inaccurate to say that no angels exist -- indeed angels exist more as addressees of poetry, thinking, and filmmaking than as addressees of the e...
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THE TWO SOLITUDES (TALKING ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT, #4 )
"You're so quiet you're almost                                 tomorrow"      -- Ocean Vuong, Night Sky With Exit Wounds I'm trying to imagine the door closing behind me. I feel it as an act of immense kindness. No anxiety at all. When it begins, so do I. W...
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FUNDRAISING (TALKING ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT, #3)
Our Tibetan lamas say that doing the three year retreat in the West, where there is no established tradition for it, is much more powerful than doing it in Asia where it is already an established tradition. But doing it in the West is expensive. And the kin...
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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT
       #2 "BUT ... WHY?" "But why? What do you hope to get out of it?" This is a question I hear a lot, and perhaps the hardest to answer because it is loaded with preconceptions that simply don't apply. A three year retreat is not a career step. Its not ev...
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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT
       #2 "BUT ... WHY?" "But why? What do you hope to get out of it?" This is a question I hear a lot, and perhaps the hardest to answer because it is loaded with preconceptions that simply don't apply. A three year retreat is not a career step. Its not ev...
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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT
       #2 "BUT ... WHY?" "But why? What do you hope to get out of it?" This is a question I hear a lot, and perhaps the hardest to answer because it is loaded with preconceptions that simply don't apply. A three year retreat is not a career step. Its not ev...
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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT 3 YEAR RETREAT
#1: THE PRACTICES Our lives are mostly invisible, and deeply connected, but somehow our lives seem bereft of this knowledge. So
the first year consists of practices (the “ngondros”) to purify this
impoverishment: expressing one's commitment and openness t...
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AFTER THE FALL: THE CONSERVATION OF TULLIO LOMBARDO'S ADAM
"Burying things in a first glove of words, a second pocket of writing, a third screen of printed matter, a thousand names..."          -- Michael Serres, 'Biogea'  A friend sends me URLs that she has 'orphaned' from their seamless one-click digital environm...
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AFTER THE FALL: THE CONSERVATION OF TULLIO LOMBARDO'S ADAM
"Burying things in a first glove of words, a second pocket of writing, a third screen of printed matter, a thousand names..."          -- Michael Serres, 'Biogea'  A friend sends me URLs that she has 'orphaned' from their seamless one-click digital environm...
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