I am the monastic resident who took your most recent course at ZMM. I believe that was the 4th or 5th time I have taken your introductory class. For some reason, even more this time than before, I felt a connection with you that was quite visceral. I used to wonder if you would be teaching more advanced lessons on each of your returns, and now I no longer think that way. It’s funny, but the experience I have is like something dropped away between us that leaves the connection but not the worry or the concern for making progress. I would say I experienced forgetting how to be preoccupied with things that make little difference, but rather a warmth within your teaching drifts in through the door of my awareness and then fades out gradually, leaving me shifted inside in a way I find fulfilling.

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