Relationship

TEACHER: Avi Craimer and Michelle Leybman THEME: Relationship MEDITATION: Loving-Kindness INTERACTIVE: Inner Parts Dialogue Avi: This week I’m joined by psychologist and psychonaut Michelle Leybman. In the first half, we’ll be bringing loving-kindness to different strands of our personality. For the interactive, Michelle will be help us bring all those voices swirling around inside of … Continued

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Why am I alive?

TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: What is this all about anyway? MEDITATION: Why am I alive? INTERACTIVE: Good life mandala Avi: One of the fundamental questions of philosophy is “What is the good life?”. There’s not just one answer. For the Buddha it was the end of suffering, for Sade it was having sex all the time. If … Continued

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Inquiry as a Process

TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: Inquiry as a Process MEDITATION:  What is a question? INTERACTIVE: Group inquiry and reactivity Avi: To kick off our month of inquiry, I’m going to lead us in a meditation to explore the nature of question asking. How does the act of asking a question impact your inner life? In the second half, we’ll … Continued

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Attention

TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: Attention MEDITATION: Distractions INTERACTIVE: Continuity Avi: In the meditation, we’ll pick a focus and then try to noticeall the spectacular and diabolical ways that our busy mind draws us away. Can  clarity about our distractions help keep them at bay and let us stay longer with our focus? In the second … Continued

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Psycho-Somatic

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 … Continued

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