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... six pairs, is a minimum, and between twenty and thirty seems quite a good
A session should not last more than one and a half hours. In all; perhaps 2 hours with a
tea-break. For each exercise should be allowed 3-4 minutes for beginners, up to 6-7 minutes
for the more experienced. Any longer will be a strain unless communication has become
completely spontaneous. Do not be tempted to increase these times if 'results' are not apparent
enough: e.g. shouting, crying, loud laughter, etc. Bhante stressed that the atmosphere should
be calm, natural and positive, not inhibitive or over-anticipatory - i.e. no whipping-up
excitement. Allow the exercises to have their effect; there is no need to put pressure on! Don't
let people indulge. Energy will come up and should be expressed, but do not force it. Do not
try to 'treat' people - just communicate!
Try to be fresh every time you take the exercises, not mechanical. What is learned in these
exercises should be put into practice at all times. (Bhante also said that between Order
Members the exercises should be unnecessary.)
Spellchecked and put into house style Shantavira December 1998