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November 04, 2014


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Lynette Genju Monteiro

Wow, Barry! What a lovely surprise! We truly appreciate your contribution to the chapter as well: How is it now? :-)

Also, I love your pointing to the "Who am I?" question. This is the heart of practice: who am I in the face of all the illusionary stories I tell myself about my experience? What happens to this "I" when the story drops away?

Such a rich and powerful practice!

David Schraer

Hmm, Zen doesn't count? How can that be?

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