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Amber Komei Larson



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PostSubject: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:59 pm

For anyone who came to the Abbey more recently, I was ordained with Daizui and Shiko, and remained at the Abbey for 14 years. Some very helpful things happened there, including a kensho. After my departure, I underwent a couple years of therapy to help clear out old emotional pain which I was surprised to discover had not only not been healed by my time at the Abbey but in some ways was added to. Then my spiritual journey really took off.
I had decided to test everything I had been taught (like monks don't dance - definitely not true for me). The restrictions fell away, just leaving the awareness of meditation. I realized that my kensho was just the beginning, and there was still a separate experiencer. In my relentless questioning, the mind kept hitting a deadend and surrendering to what had always been there. All beliefs, concepts, and emotional residue have been falling away. I find that the emptiness of wisdom is often dropping into the heart broken open, with no one left to know anything. Yahoo!
I live a simple existence on the CA Central Coast (Cambria). My e-mail address is ambermillielarson@yahoo.com (I no longer go by Nancy). Many blessings to you all. - Amber Komei Larson
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Amber Komei Larson



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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:00 pm

I haven't a clue what this space is for!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:28 pm

Glad to see you found your way here.

blessings,

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:37 pm

Amber, welcome--and so wonderful to see you posting here!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:34 pm

Hi Amber -- nice to meet you, and thank you for joining us.

I like the thought of monks dancing Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:26 pm

Hi Komei,

Great to see you here.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Komei -   Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:36 pm

Hello to Komei - Amber - I can't keep up. So nice to be seeing remembered names here. Those of us from Dharma Rain who remember practicing at the Abbey are few these days - it's a new generation. I'm glad to be reminded because I have many happy (well, not exactly happy, though contented was sometimes true - hard practice has a way of getting below questions of happiness) memories - in spite of everything - Jiko
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