"If we do not foster presence, we choose an imaginary existence."
 

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"Presence will not happen to one. It takes a great deal of effort to make it appear."
 

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"Thank you for your quiet minds you are filling with presence."
 

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This work is portable. It isn’t restricted to hours of meditation or to solitude, but can become a way of life. Here are some of the methods we use:

  • Internal tools and exercises that focus the attention to control imagination and create a quiet mind.

  • Being together through frequent teaching events, work projects, and cultural activities, which nourishes the part in us that wants to awaken, and helps us escape the ever-unhappy lower self.

  • External, invisible exercises that evoke the Higher Self through control of the lower self. For example, controlling gesticulation, unnecessary talk, and the expression of negative emotions.

  • Working to build and serve the school and one another, which brings us into a spacious and joyful sphere of activity in which the lower self becomes unimportant.