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Sky dancing

Thanks to my sweetie, Michael, and all the super-talented folks at Skydive Arizona, for making my first skydive a fantastic experience. What a thrill. So dream-like. I wish everyone could have the opportunity to fly like this. Big, blue desert sky. Neat shot looking...

Fill ‘er up

So this is awesome: Buddha at the Gas Pump — a show that explores enlightenment through a series of interviews with spiritual practitioners and teachers, many of whom openly discuss their experiences with ‘the awakened state.’ By its own description:...

December meditation sessions in Guelph

Two more Just Sit! sessions are scheduled for 2014: tomorrow evening, December 9th, and next week, December 16th. Join us from 7-8pm at 123 Woolwich St, 2nd Floor, for simple guided meditations. Learn to be still and relax. Sessions will resume in the new year, dates...

Portrait stitching in Guelph

I’m soooo excited! UK-based performance artist Harriet Riddell is coming to stitch in Guelph this Saturday, December 6th. She’ll be setting up her sewing machine here in the What World Common Room (123 Woolwich Street, Second Floor, Guelph). Be sure to...

Just eat real food, JERF

Of all the ways I have described how I’ve been eating the past few years, just eating real food, known as JERFing, is the closest fit. Are you surprised to hear that you might not be eating ‘real’ food? Curious? 17 simple ways to JERF is a great...

Amen!

Excellent speaker and clear thinker, Sam Harris, argues that science can — and should — be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life. (via ted.com)...

A quick tour of the subtle body

What’s this? A Nickelodeon children’s cartoon explaining how to open the energy centres (chakras). Fascinating.   (via spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com)...

Sunday morning sitting

Local bookseller and long-time meditation teacher Ken Hood is offering a series of monthly Sunday morning sessions, suitable for everyone. Join him this weekend, October 19th at 10:30am at Living Yoga and Health, 105 Wyndham St. N., downtown Guelph. Be sure to mark...

Life spirals

A gasp-inducing animation of our solar system hurtling through space: Update: Although beautiful, the theory this illustration relies on is bad science, debunked. To life! L’chaim! (via higherperspective.com)...

Sitting at home

Do this! Quick and dirty instructions for starting a daily meditation practice at home — notes from last week’s whiteboard: Just Sit! at home: 1. Decide to practice daily 2. Create a space 3. Minimize distractions and interruptions 4. Set a timer for 5-10...