nov 27 2014
doing tonglen for mike this morning. brought up some questions about
what we want from a friend, and will we still be their friend when that
is gone? then thinking of Mike as a teacher, what do we want from a
teacher ? made me think of chogyam trungpa taking off his
robes...wearing a suit...he was then rejected as a teacher by both
students and friends. How did some of his followers and friends make
the switch? and when he lost use of one side of his body, how did some
people continue to be his friend and student?
i thought of Mike, and what I just read about the perfect situation for a writer and scholar being prison.
i thought about 5 telling me how z got a new massage client who
remarked it was the first time she'd had a quiet (non-talking)
massage....and she keeps coming back.
mike is still our teacher if we can learn.