Messages between FarClan and betskand

By FarClan on May 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM

<gg>2345 nice easy sequence! And the Asthma, fer shure.

By betskand on May 9, 2014 at 3:13 PM

F-Clan! Gee, you are OLD! (I am 4 years younger.) Remember the commercials where DOCTORS (or actors playing doctors) told you to smoke a certain brand because it was healthier? Times have indeed changed...Oh! That reminded me. My friend's husband (who is almost exactly your age) told us that one of his early memories was of sitting on the cold doctor's table while his parents and the doctor, all smoking like mad, talked about why he seemed to have asthma.

By betskand on Apr 3, 2014 at 8:18 AM

It's offishul! "Daytiiem TV" is my First Coffee Sploosh ob da Day! Send munnies for new keyboard...

By betskand on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Your Swamp Lake is a MASTERPIECE! What wud KKPS (and we) do wifowt you???

By betskand on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Far-C! Another BRILLIANT Logo! What would KKPS do without its visual artist?

By betskand on Feb 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Hey, thanks so much...the Reiki has to have would be astonished at how well I'm walking! Thanks and hugs...

By FarClan on Jul 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Thanks. The jpg I posted is for the logo file. Sent Sylvia a usable avatar so she can upload it to KSO. You want it? If so, send me emayo addy.

By betskand on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

F. Clan! You've done it AGAIN! Love the Atavar for the Volleyblol!

By FarClan on May 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM

BRAVA for cyoot orange fella. He is like my Wally Whitetoes whose motto is, "Portly is Beautiful!"

By FarClan on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I made that logo 'cause Sylvia said please so nicely!<ghgg> Was funz!

By betskand on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM

F-Clan, did you do that great logo for the Mayday fiesta at KKPS??

By FarClan on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Hai. Can go to library and posts at least if no lolz? Fankies Sylvia!

By FarClan on Jan 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM

I mostly do sitting practice and TongLen and one or two other specific practices. You are blessed with a plethora of practices teachers. Maitri is a very specific program. I do hope you get to go to Devon! WOW. For many years I have been interested in the universals that manifest in every healthy spiritual practice and belief. In doing that I have immersed myself in learnings and come to more a solitary practioner than a joiner.

By betskand on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I would love to do a practice there! Unfortunately, here in Santa Fe (a small town) we have more than 10 different Buddhist groups, including a community of Tibetans in exile who have a lama. So there are retreats galore...the Vipassana group I sit with rents a beautiful Zen retreat and meditation room twice a week. Joan Sutherland teaches there sometimes...they have a regular schedule of sesshin and other retreats; also we have Upaya, which has a wonderful assortment of teachers and retreats during the year. But I WOULD love to go to Naropa. My next (hoped for) retreat is at the Buddhist college in Devon, UK, since my hubby is English...they will provide up to 2 months of completely isolated self-retreat. Not sure I'm ready for it, but eventually would like to do that...meanwhile I'm working the Brahma Viharas...

By FarClan on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM

The Viharas are good practice. Used to read BD mag all the time, have not seen it in a long while now. If you ever get a chance to do a Maitri practice at Naropa ~ GO!

By betskand on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Always glad to meet a member of the Sangha...yes, I have a daily practice, 1 hour in the AM and 1 in the PM and I try to do at least 1 long retreat a year. I have been to Naropa (not for classes, just to visit) and am thrilled that you went there. Do you read Buddhadharma magazine? It's the best integration of the many strains of Buddhadharma I've seen...equal attention to the major schools. But as you all boils down to the same thing...I'm working on the Brahma Viharas now and have been for several years. Got to get me more of that Upekkha....

By FarClan on Jan 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Catching up. I practised Rinzai Buddhism for many years and still do sitting practice. Went to Naropa University in CO which was founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is the only accredited buddhist University in the West. There, I practiced Karma Kagyu Buddhism from Tibet which is the origins of Shamata-Vipasshna meditation. But, there are many sects of Buddhism just as many sects of other religions but all have the samee basic tenets. Thích Nh?t H?nh practiced Soto Zen which traveled from China to Japan via BodhiDharma! If you are doing sitting practice with attention to the breath and concentration, you are certainly on a healthy spiritual path! Thanks for sharing with me.

By FarClan on Jan 23, 2013 at 9:42 AM


By betskand on Jan 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Hey, just EDed and found that you seem to be a practicing Zen Buddhist! I've been practicing some form of Buddhism for 30 years...started with Zen but am now doing Vipassana. (Also I go on retreat a lot in Italy--there are LOTS of Buddhists there!) and most of those groups are loosely behind Thich Nhat Hanh or connected with European Vipassana teachers. I consider my primary teacher Stephen Batchelor. May the merit of our practice help to alleviate the sufferings of other beings!

By betskand on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Far-Cee! Fankies so much for liking lookitting! I fink Mom cats are like that...

By FarClan on Jan 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM

You are kitteh LOLZ gwenius onna roll! LUV Lookiting specially.

By betskand on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Well, you are da logo person to gogo to!

By betskand on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

FC! That logo for the splortz weekend is PERFECT!

By FarClan on Dec 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

By FarClan on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

LUV sank deh fly in de milk!

By FarClan on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

sittin platform is lumpy made me LOL!

By FarClan on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Youse bin onna roll wid great LOLZ!!! Tell Missy sylviag that I have a wee logo with higher resolution (156).

By betskand on Aug 21, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Fankies, FC! BTW, Sylvia is BACK!

By FarClan on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Luvs rite abowt dat kitteh!

By FarClan on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Forebber home on FP right where it belongs!