Tulen Meditation Beyond the Wallsmay 9 2012
by Caroline Rim
My son Alex Borisenko is fairly new at Poekoelan. He took to it right away. I enjoy watching him build his skills one step at a time and I enjoy his excitement in sharing new moves and routines he's learning. As I watch, I can see the increasing fluidity of his movements resembling a choreographed performance.
Another new activity Alex started this winter is Alpine ski racing. Ski racing is a high-intensity sport that requires focus, timing and concentration. At ski competitions, the skier is at the top of the course with many other skiers, waiting for his or her turn to race. During the period when the skiers wait for their turn there is much anticipation and energy in the air. At one of Alex's first races, after having crossed the finish line, he came over to me with a big smile and told me that when he was a the top of the mountain waiting to race, he used the Tulen "calm water meditation" to calm and center himself. I was surprised and pleased to see that he'd drawn upon the skills that he'd recently learned in Poekoelan to help him in a real world experience. Alex enjoys ski racing and continues to incorporate skills that he's learning in Poekoelan into his passion for the sport as well as everyday situations.
One with Heart Tulen Center is a special place. The moment you step into the Center, you feel welcome and there is a sense of positive energy and respect for all. What you take with you can make a difference in so many unexpected ways in your life.