• Hello all,

    Thanks so much for your responses.

    Ivan, I think I understand much better now. I have before had experiences where I felt physical pain but could not discern any mental resistance. The way I would put it is just “perfection of the present”. Like there’s nothing that needs to be changed, even if it’s “uncomfortable”. This happened th…[Read more]

  • Hello Ivan,

    Thanks for your thoughtful responses. I especially liked the quote you sent. One of the most satisfying things for me has been keeping track of my level of understanding of various poetry like the Tao Te Ching and that of Ryokan, great to add that to the repertoire. As far as the recorded talks, I skimmed through the ones in the “What…[Read more]

  • Hello,

    I have been following TMI for about 10 months now. Before that I inconsistently practiced for about a year and went on a few retreats (why I didn’t think it was necessary to practice daily but still went on week long retreats is another story). Currently I am mostly in stage 5, but have recently been experiencing what seems like stage 6 in…[Read more]