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Saturday, 12 October 2013 17:07

Can technology and meditation be friends?

In the fast paced world we live in, distraction is everywhere: TV, advertisements, billboards, mobile phones, tablets, magazines, computers, the internet, cereal boxes... EVERYWHERE!

In my case, if I don’t meditate first thing in the morning and leave it for later, that’s it, it just doesn’t happen.

Ok, I’ll just check my emails quickly... Oh wait, I need to reply to that email urgently... What’s new on Facebook... Oh, look a funny video... I’m hungry now... I’ll just send that email, then I promise I’ll meditate... Wait, did I pay that bill... I just do this very quickly and then I will meditate 20 minutes...”

Published in Meditation Blog
Thursday, 18 April 2013 18:56

Meditation meets technology

I’m a geek. I love technology. I feel it empowers me to get what I need, or mainly what I don’t need but want, almost instantly. I want a movie, boom, it’s there, a song, click, I can start listening to it in less than a second. If I can’t remember something, I google it. You get the idea. 

So what does this have to do with meditation? So far, nothing it seems. Gizmos have become a major source of distraction, and in most case they play a big part, at least for me, in taking us away from the meditation cushion. It’s so easy to grab you iPad and spend hours on Facebook and Twitter, to start watching a movie on Netflix,and so on... We want to be entertained, distracted from our own mind because it’s much easier than spending 10 minutes on a cushion trying not to grasp at our thoughts and emotions. 

Published in Meditation Blog
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 08:25

Using Technology to Help You to Meditate

The topic of how to use and integrate meditation into our lives has been discussed on this site and addressed in a number of great posts.This post answers one question that comes up a lot; "How do I remember to meditate?" "How do I remember to practice, to do short sessions during the day?" Glad you asked.
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