This session will focus on using wearables and VR! Yes we will have Oculus and other VR units available
New to meditation?
Have you been meditating for years?
Do you like technology?
Well, now there's an app for that.
Our group is like Uber for your awareness.
Come hack the Dharma. Join us for a regular sit and swipe.
You'll learn how to meditate and get to talk about technology in your life.
More information about our group and our session is on ourabout us page!
PARKING: Park on the street around the Dharma center. We are on the second floor in the rear of the building. Just come in, I promise, you'll dig it. If you're scared, that's ok too, you can post photos of people sitting still on instagram. #TheStruggleIsReal Have questions tweet me Twitter or shoot me an email.
What is Mindful Cyborg Meditation?
If you are interested in meditation, technology, and kindness then you will be thrilled with this program. Our world is filled with technical distractions, emails, notifications, alerts, and information. Clear seeing tells us this will not change anytime soon. How do we be mindful in such a hyper-connected world? Can we learn to move through data and information to knowledge and wisdom? In Mindful Cyborg Meditation we will explore these questions. Each session will begin with group meditation, followed by a device contemplation topic or reading and discussion. Gadgets are welcome! Please feel free to bring any of your mobile devices.
Are you a Mindful Cyborg?
o Do you sometimes wonder if your life is controlled by technical distraction?
o Have you become anxious when your phone is about to die?
o Are there meditation apps on your device?
o Is the battery percentage displayed on your device?
o Do you have a different ring tone for each of your family members?
o Has anyone ever commented on the applications on your phone?
Mindful Cyborg Meditation is facilitated Nashville Shambhala and sangha member Chris Dancy. Chris Dancy known was the world's most connected man, relocated to Nashville in 2014 and started sitting with Nashville Shambhala in January 2015. A desire to help people who were new to mediation, but enjoyed technology was the driving force behind the meet up. A companion podcast is available and our lessons will be published to the web each session.
Meditation Session Overview:
• 20 minutes sitting and walking mediation.
• 10 minute welcome
• 20 minute Dharma talk, reading, technology exercise.
Note: We practice shamatha meditation, which stands for peaceful abiding. Our sessions are tech positive and you are encouraged to bring your cell phones, tablets, laptops, fitbits, and smart home appliances. We believe technology is a chance to practice. If meditation would be difficult with constant interruptions this may not be the group for you. If you think you can't focus, this is the right place for you.