Pemako Morning Coffee
- Tips about Dynamic Concentration
Ben: Got another question, this time regarding DC shouting. Trying to figure out the most effective way to practice shouting GR mantras.
I don't remember where but I saw Kim say recently to shout a couple hundred repetitions of a guru mantra every day (I think that's what he said??). I have been trying this but my question is, is it better to shout them for like 15 minutes or more straight and then rest in ati to feel the blessings, or is it best to do shorter periods and then spend some time in ati before shouting again to recharge. I hope I am phrasing this question ok.
think the answer might be to try them out and see what works best,
but would like to confirm if anyone has hints on this. It seems that
for me, when I shout for a long time straight, like say 20 minutes,
the blessings still do not last all that long. So I think doing it
the way we do Pemako coffee, with 50 hung phets followed by ati, then
another 50, then another 50, seems like it might be the best way. Is
it ok or preferable to do GR shouting this way, doing 50-100 reps
then rest, then another set to recharge the blessings, and so on? For
me it feels like I really need to yank on it to get the blessings at
an intensity where I can feel them properly.
I also remember Kim talking about the shinto, I think, initiation where they had to shout all day long. What do you all think about longer shouting sessions, like say doing an hour+ of GR mantra?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Kim: Pemako coffee style is nice and compact. 50 reps at once makes a nice hole when you put some punch into it. It's a good formula. What I meant with few hundred reps is that you can increase the 50 to hundred at once. Doing more than what one is used to is good because doing DC for longer lets you forget that you're doing it while you're doing it and it teaches you how the body, when you let it, produces sharp loud sound in a beautiful almost effortless manner.
At Ichikukai Dojo we would shout for 3 days straight, with short breaks and 6 hours of sleep. Loved the shouting, absolutely hated the rest of it because you actually got punched by the seniors while you were shouting. Not kidding.
But longer shouting sessions, similar to longer chanting sessions, there is something really powerful about them. We've had 12 hour chantings of NGR and GR hoped few years ago that we would have 24's but we haven't had good opportunity for that yet. Actually I think we should just start doing it
What you can do at home is to use the coffee formula for 1 hour, or 2, or 6, with short breaks for toilet and meals, and see how it works. Even when you put some punch into each syllable, you can manage it without getting (that) sore throat :)
Pemako Morning Coffee, guided practice: https://youtu.be/s-B0JMYOgvM