Next session – Tuesday, Oct 24, 12:10-12:40
Join Reedies in silent meditation in Eliot chapel each week between 12:10 and 12:40. Sit down - join in - whenever you want. Stay as long as you like.
This event is open to everyone: members of the Reed community and campus visitors.
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“I can’t meditate, it doesn’t work for me,” is a phrase I’ve heard so many times in the past 10 years. Not wishing to be impolite, I don’t push back on this, but I do wonder, “What part of meditation … finish reading I Can’t Meditate, It Doesn’t Work for Me
Hi folks, Alan Shusterman (chemistry), here. The Reed Wellness committee has designated October Health-O-Ween month and put together a list of wellness activities for you to try out. One of these is “Monster” Meditation, our weekly meditation sessions that we hold during the … finish reading Health-O-Ween Special Offer – Free Meditation INSTRUCTION
I don’t know how or when you started your day. Me? I did what I nearly always do: petted the cat, reached for the remote, and waited for the weather forecast. The horrible news from Las Vegas is what I … finish reading On this fractured morning: a call to connect
Not all meditation practices are silent, but those that are might offer a special health benefit that is simply the silence itself. Scientists and doctors have known for decades that loud noises are dangerous, and can cause hearing loss, both … finish reading Listening to Silence
“My meditation practice was a godsend to me because it allowed me to relax while not feeling like I was frittering away precious time” – Brad Warner, “How to Not Waste Time” (Tricycle, Summer 2012)
Conflicts between people are a natural part of life. We even fight with ourselves, criticizing our past actions and denying our ability to cope with the future. Meditation doesn’t seek to erase conflicts or turn meditators into placid doormats. Instead, it teaches a path … finish reading To Cultivate Love Look Deep
Oregon Public Broadcasting TV (OPB, Ch. 10) is broadcasting shows on meditation and mindfulness that might interest you.
44 years ago I enrolled in an Introduction to Philosophy class offered by my local community college. One essay I read asserted that my life was filled with choices and I would always have to choose. Even refusing to choose was itself … finish reading Reaching across the academic divide
Weekly silent meditation will continue on Tuesdays this semester from August through December 2017 in the Eliot chapel. Sessions run from 12:10-12:40 pm and are open to all members of the Reed community and campus visitors. Drop-ins* are welcome! Learn more at Our Schedule … finish reading Fall 2017 Schedule
I recently tackled a new issue: how to get children to practice mindful activities (Mindful Games for Kids, 10 Aug 2017). In that post I said, “I can’t picture an 8 year-old sitting on a cushion, silently counting in- and … finish reading What Do Children Think About Meditation?