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  • May 12, 2013 · 2:00 PM

    Behold the Brain of an Elephant

    2 Contemplatives with Big Crayons | 5.00

    For those who would rather Meet-up on Sunday instead of Friday .... Having tracked down a rogue elephant we are now in a position to perform a more scientific inquiry.... Learn more
  • April 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Track Down a Rogue Elephant

    2 Contemplatives with Big Crayons

    We will discuss what a once-zealot can do to Buddhism as a religion and how this can inform our own approach to perhaps leading a more contemplative life (see the book:... Learn more
  • February 15, 2013 · 6:00 PM

    Bring the Elephant

    4 Contemplatives with Big Crayons | 5.00

    One approach is first to gain a foundation of sorts in “Buddhism”, contemplation-mindfulness, and the state of our knowledge, today, in psychology and neuroscience …... Learn more
  • January 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM

    Bring Big Crayons

    6 Contemplatives with Big Crayons | 5.00

    PLEASE READ THIS:  I have scheduled the start time for 6:00, BUT this does not preclude you from arriving at 7:00! Just come! When you arrive, look for Buddhist prayer... Learn more
  • November 6, 2012 · 6:00 PM

    Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide...

    2 Contemplatives with Big Crayons

    The number of scientific studies finding Buddhist Meditation practices to be beneficial continue to increase... A list of them will soon appear below. Meditation turns... Learn more
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