Rohan Gunatillake on the Social Life of Meditation

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in Otherhood | No Comments

I just came across this video on the “Social life of Meditation” from Rohan Gunatillake of 21awake.com and the Here & Now Project.  After wrapping up a series of posts on monastic separateness and engagement a few days ago, it’s great to see these issues confronted from a different perspective. Rohan identifies “four major ways in which meditation is social—the positive effect the practice can have on people around us, how it can radically re-orientate the relationship of self to other, the value of a community to support one’s practice and lastly, the enabling of new practice modes through social media.”

Continue on to Buddhist Geeks to read on about the role of social media in meditation, and Rohan’s peer-to-peer meditation experiment.I just came across this video on the “Social life of Meditation” from Rohan Gunatillake of 21awake.com and the Here & Now Project.  After wrapping up a series of posts on monastic separateness and engagement a few days ago, it’s great to see these issues confronted from a different perspective. Rohan identifies “four major ways in which meditation is social—the positive effect the practice can have on people around us, how it can radically re-orientate the relationship of self to other, the value of a community to support one’s practice and lastly, the enabling of new practice modes through social media.”

Continue on to Buddhist Geeks to read on about the role of social media in meditation, and Rohan’s peer-to-peer meditation experiment.

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