Tag: meditation

Foreward is a Direction but Culadasa’s is Disorienting

In the Foreward to The Mind Illuminated, the author, Culadasa, narrates a history of the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to write the book. He also makes at least one extraordinary claim: There is only one kind of “stuff,” and both mind and matter are mere appearances. When looked at from the outside,

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How I Found It: The Mind Illuminated

One day, I will write a substantive post on how I got into meditation. This is not that post. For now, you’ll just have to take my interest in the topic as a given, and accept that, because of that interest, I found a momentary reprieve from the suffering of mindless internet surfing when I

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Monthly Challenge May – Mindfulness Meditation

Yay alliteration! Deciding to do a meditation challenge this month was a no-brainer. Having recently finished a particularly stressful week at work which concluded in a very busy string of nights over the weekend, I’m acutely aware that my coping skills are lacking. I’ve had other outlets in my life – running and music (I

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