Collapse & Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain

This was a piece I wrote for the Dark Mountain Project about a year or so back. It's been hanging around gathering computer dust amongst other lost projects, so as it's been a while since I've written anything for the site, I decided to post it here. The piece is long. I know this is … Continue reading Collapse & Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain

The Eightfold Path: Right Effort

Getting started Getting away from the computer screen, unplugging our ears from an iPad, putting the beer back in the fridge, and settling in for twenty or thirty minutes meditation requires effort. There‚Äôs no getting away from it. Modern technology, and in particular the internet, promises instant gratification, satisfaction and stimulation. Meditation does not. Perhaps … Continue reading The Eightfold Path: Right Effort

Mindfulness of the mind

With Mindfulness of the mind we are learning to recognise and acknowledge the whole range of mental formations as they arise in our experience. Feelings were defined as qualitative sensations of experience and are mental formations in themselves, but what constitutes mental formations exactly? They are the content and activity of the mind. The mind … Continue reading Mindfulness of the mind