TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: Liberation MEDITATION:The Buddha’s Three Characteristics INTERACTIVE:The Secret Life of Experience
Avi: In this week’s meditation, I’ll guide us in a mindful exploration of the Buddha’s three characteristics of existence: impermanence, not-self, and suffering. These things are everywhere! Noticing them really well apparently leads to enlightenment, whatever that is. In the second half, we’ll explore the secret life of experience, the parts that furtively drop out of awareness. Can we sense the empty spaces they leave behind?
TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: Psycho-Somatic MEDITATION: Body sensation balancing INTERACTIVE: Touch
Avi: This week, I will guide us in a meditation that combines elements of mindfulness and concentration in order to learn to shape sensations in the body by working with pairs of opposites such as warm-cool, hard-soft, moving-still. In the second half, we’ll explore reality as experienced through our hands, building up our mindful awareness of various tactile qualities and laughing a lot in the process.
TEACHER: Jeff Warren THEME: Emotional Dis-regulation MEDITATION: Trumpian Trigger Practice INTERACTIVE: Coherent Breathing
Jeff: “Well, it’s one day before the US election and the moment the Western world is thrown into our next Dark Age. Are you worried? I am. It’s hard to be an informed person and not feel some concern for the intense divisiveness and acrimony radiating up from our southern neighbours. Fortunately, when it comes to meditation, that’s just fine: we want reactions. We need something to work with here. This Monday evening, we get extremely practical, and explore mindfulness’ bare-bones approach to emotional reactivity. And then for part two we’ll explore some of the fascinating new science of breathing – how the simple technique of “coherent” rhythmic breathing can be a powerful way to regulate the whole metabolism.”