(this was published on Medium, where I publish most of my thoughts – and until I work out how to link the two, this is how I’m going to do it!) There are three ‘topics’ on Medium that relate to Ukraine and peace. There are six that relate to Ukraine and war. Far more of […]
The â€œmore-than-human worldâ€ may have signified the animals, plants, fungi, and lichens when it first came into use, but it reaches far beyond that into the soil, the rock, the heat at the core of the planet and the cold vastness of space, to the quantum and quark.Â
Yoga focuses on how to live, as does my post-doctoral research. The key is compassionate attunement. All change begins with attitude, and all attitude begins with attitude to the self. Dan Dennett, a brilliant philosopher and a fearless defendant of humane atheism, contends that we atheists must reclaim the notion of spirit as it’s understood […]
Each lesson includes meditation, reflection on premises, including your own philosophy and values (yamas and niyamas), asana practice, pranayama practice, meditation and yoga nidra, including the clear use of sankalpa
Each lesson lasts 1.5 hours. There will be twelve sessions, including an introduction, and presentation sessions during which students will demonstrate their understanding, and a final session for feedback and discussion.
This is your assignment for week six!
I recently began to practice lucid dreaming. Iâ€™d read about lucid dreaming, and Iâ€™d had some early half successes in my teens and early twenties, but something about the experiences scared me. It seemed too out of control to think of everything, I mean everything, as a dream. Did that mean I had control over everything? During one early (waking) meditation experience, I had an almost overwhelming sense that I was losing any choice over what I could or could not believe. Not quite a voice in my head, nevertheless something said, Submit! There is nothing but God! You must believe this or you will go mad!