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ATTENTION!: It appears that our server has been hacked through this version of Liferay, meaning it is no longer secure, and so expect instability as we deal with this and attempt to upgrade to Liferay 7, which we failed to be able to do last year the last time the team attempted it, but we have no choice at this point, so bear with us as we try again. Save any long posts in a text file before posting them. You can follow me on Twitter at @danielmingram for updates if the site is down. Apologies for any complexity this causes. We will work as fast as we can. We have backups of the database, so hopefully nothing will be lost. Thanks to all helping with this complex process.

 

 

 

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A Missed Opportunity?
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1/13/10 8:30 PM
I've been wondering what this was:

I've been on a number of retreats where the primary focus was to cultivate the brahma viharas.

I went through a phase of a year or two when, at retreats (although not in my daily practice) I would consistently develop a really hot head during sits and walks. My cheeks would become very flushed (confirmable by a mirror) and hot to the touch. It felt like heat was coming off my head/all my focus was going up through the crown of my head.

At the time, I was concentrating on concentration, as it were, and wasn't really interested in this--I simply observed that this phenomenon would occur, but would never stop and persistently investigate its Three Characteristics.

It went away, but I am curious--what was it? Because it's gone I can no longer investigate it. I am thinking perhaps it was an artifact of 3 Characteristics. Maybe it was my version of arm-flapping.

RE: A Missed Opportunity?
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1/16/10 1:30 AM as a reply to Ruth Laura Edlund.
I would guess that you are on the right track.

In general when I think heat, I think 3C and A&P.

In terms of getting that sort of thing back, energy phenomena come and go, but tumo breathing practices and the like can make them more likely.

RE: A Missed Opportunity?
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1/20/10 12:06 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Daniel M. Ingram:
I would guess that you are on the right track.

In general when I think heat, I think 3C and A&P.

In terms of getting that sort of thing back, energy phenomena come and go, but tumo breathing practices and the like can make them more likely.


Thank you. I'm not sure that I want it back although I suppose it would be handy if I were stuck in a snowstorm. I occasionally see traces of the phenomenon when I am concentrating hard at work, but usually take it there as a sign to back off and have a glass of water.