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The not-quite-present moment

Though trying to live in the present moment may be an enlightening exercise, as long as one is conscious, it probably is physically impossible to actually live in the present moment, because the brain always needs a few milliseconds to construct feelings of the self and world from the sensory input it receives. 8 more words

Tuesday, May22nd

For next Tuesday we will be listening to a talk about Receptive Awareness by Andrea Fella that you can find at these links: download or… 57 more words


10 Days of Silence

The Experiment:

Ceasing speech for 10 days


I’d been wanting to do this one for a while. I originally intended it as a consciousness exercise in learning to take a back seat and  better listen to others, hearing them on different levels that I didn’t usually pay attention to. 1,288 more words

Radical Life Experiments

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana is one of the oldest meditation techniques in India. Long lost to humanity, it was ‘rediscovered’ more than 2500 years ago by the Buddha, which he used as a method to attain enlightenment. 906 more words

Path To A Better Life


If you want to understand your mind, sit down and observe it.

          – Anagarika Munindra


After fighting off an erratic crusade of both neurotic and exuberant thoughts during my first interminable meditation session, I laid down on my bed. 2,683 more words


Freedom Is Living Life As It Is, Not How You Want It To Be

When we are younger, we don’t have to look very far to find one whom we call teacher. It is a gift many of us afford to take for granted, it is so pervasive to our young lives growing up. 919 more words


Tuesday, May 15th

Another third Tuesday comes around and we will be sitting, walking and sitting – the evening will be silent. No discussion is planned, so no reading. 95 more words