Explorations by Kenley Neufeld

January, 2011

It’s Emotional

By on January 29, 2011

Music for your listening pleasure. When I’m feeling down, I like to listen to mellow and sad music. Picks me up. On this mix you can hear David Sylvian, Talk Talk, The Blue Nile, Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Everywhen, Elbow, Ben Christophers, The Morning Benders, and Sun Kil Moon.

Five Years Ago – 2006 Favorites

By on January 24, 2011

This is round two of using 8tracks – an online mix service. This time I’ve dipped back five years to see what I was listening to then. Here you get Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Paul Simon, Tool, Sonic Youth, Thom Yorke, Michael Brook, and Robert Fripp. Enjoy.

Music Favorites for 2010

By on January 22, 2011

Here’s a few a of the songs I enjoyed during 2010. I hope you take some time to listen.

Ojai Meadows Preserve

By on January 15, 2011

Our family decided to talk a walk through the meadow today. Lots if sunshine, frogs, birds, squirrels, trees, and water. The sounds included frogs, birds, and dogs. Weird bird noises. Even heard an owl hoot. The Topas are magnificent. Climbed a tree.

Thankful for where we live and the work of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

Hein Gericke Motorcycle Jacket – $65

By on January 13, 2011

Medium size. Quality Hein Gericke motorcycle jacket with removable liner for cold weather. It's a solid jacket that has served me well, but no longer fits my body. Scotchguard reflectors on the arms. Shipping included for anywhere in the United States.

BMW AirFlow Jacket For Sale – $125

By on January 13, 2011

This jacket no longer fits me; it's size 42. An excellent warm or hot weather jacket. Breathable, durable, protective. As strong as leather (IMHO). Shipping included anywhere in the United States. 

Relationships, Community, and Sexual Energy

By on January 3, 2011

I was honored to serve on the Question & Answer panel for this year’s Holiday Retreat at Deer Park Monastery with Br. Phap Hai, Sr. Mat Nghiem, Br. Phap De, Sr. Dac Nghiem, and Dharmacharya Eileen Kiera. As a Dharmacharya in training, every opportunity given to share with an audience pushes me to deepen my own practice. This is my first time serving on a panel such as this and is a rare because the panel was composed of the four fold sangha (monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen) rather than just monastics.  I have linked just the questions and responses I gave (19-minutes), as well as to the entire session (114-minutes). I spoke primary of relationships, community, and sexual energy.

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Complete Session – begins with a period of silent sitting