oldbob wrote:Best way to learn is to sit facing same direction as teacher and monkey see - monkey do.
Do them 20 times this way and your hands will do them by themselves without thinking.
If you are coming to the Tseygyalgar retreat then you should look for me and I can do this for you or anyone else interested.
For the lotus turns, put your inner wrists together and imagine that there is a pin through them.
Then flop them back and forth, quickly, turning while you flop.
This gets your hands in the general mood of the lotus turn movements.
Then try the lotus turns slowly and elegantly, curling and uncurling the fingers as you turn your hands.
Watch how Rinpoche does it and monkey see, monky do.
Thanks for the advice, I have been trying to learn as much as I can the from the practice videos and the online retreats right now. everything in the Tun Book is pretty smooth now, Mandrava practice is a little more complicated, but that will get easier with time.
As for attending the retreat.....i almost made it to the Khorva Yedal retreat and the Big 30 events, but circumstances made it difficult. The good news is though that I am definitely going to the Longsal teachings in Costa Rica next year so maybe I'll see ya there
. It will be my first time meeting Rinpoche outside of a computer screen, to which I am so thankful the DC has made these teachings available in a variety of ways.