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... enough to feel them. So for the first 3 and a half days (35 hours) you focus all of you attention on the triangular area around the nose and above the upper lip (because I was a returning student I had to narrow it down to only the part between my nose and my upper lip so that my mind would become sharper, more sensitive and I could therefore go deeper when it comes to the teaching of vipassana). This will train the mind to become sharp and sensitive so that you can start to feel ...
... little after 9am.
There are early birds and earlier birds – we must have just missed the coach shuttle and we waited for quite a few minutes until a mini van turned up and away we went sometime after 9am.
The part of the island we went to on the free shuttle is primarily commercial - airport, various businesses etc.
We arrived at Hilo Hattie’s a little before 10am and ...
... that Hawaii is basically not the US and the personalities that you meet here are ones that are grounding and carry only the best energy of love, liberation and freedom. So, again, this is another message to never judge what a place may be like by the stories you here or the pictures you see and never judge what a person may be like by the look on their face or the clothes that cover their skin. Realise only the reality when you live it yourself.
... below and stand in the light drizzle. Here we find endangered plant species and the state tree of Hawaii that has leaves and cream-colored flowers that are like a pointsetta plant (they’re of the same family). The Park Service has a water cistern in the area and has placed hoses to bring water into this area to protect this vegetation – there has been a drought here.
... to get so near them (so beautiful I forgot about the pain in my nose!)... It was an experience I'll never forget.
Another highlight of the time off, was the weekend of retirement celebrations for Kalani's founder, Richard Koob, and the first ever gay pride parade in the city of Hilo, in which Kalani was instrumental in setting up. The often rainy city of Hilo cooperated with the weather (it was a scorching ...