This talk referenced a 2008 book by Richard Shankman, The Experience of Samadhi: An In-Depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation (available as a PDF download here as well as available for purchase from most bookstores), as well as an article by Gil Fronsdal, “Insight Meditation in the United States: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness“.
This talk is focused mainly on several suggestions about bringing meditation and mindfulness skills more fully to bear on making photographs.
Jim’s current understanding of and approach to practice are eclectic and secular in orientation. While insight meditation and mindfulness practices are his personal favorites, he believes there is no one “right” practice for everyone, or even for any given person at different times and under different circumstances. He is especially interested in learning how to apply the skills and insights gained in practice to our daily lives.
What is Engaged Buddhism, and why did it emerge so dramatically in the twentieth century?”
This class will lead students step by step through beginning insight meditation and related mindfulness practices. We will share ways to work toward becoming more present with our experience, explore how mindfulness may enrich our daily lives, and investigate ways of applying practices to difficulties with stress that we experience. …