For our next meeting Mon 12/2, we'll be having a panel discussion on the topic of mindfulness / meditation. The panelists will be Gleb Tipursky, Rita Messer, Michael Riggs, Don Sutterfield, and Richard Jarvis, the founder of the newest subgroup of HCCO, "Rational Mindfulness" (First meeting Sunday 12/1/13). They will share their understanding and experience with various terms involved in mindfulness meditation, and their personal experience with their own practices.
Now, you may think, "But all that eastern mumbo jumbo is just a bunch of hooey!."
Not a problem, all of us thought that too at first. And a full range of views on the subject will be represented in the makeup of the panel. So, don't let its "oddness" put you off. Come check out what it is that so many Rationalists are beginning not just to employ, but to actively promote.
A great primer video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzR62JJCMBQ
Rationality is about the science of reasoning, and acting effectively to meet your goals.
Parental Warning: We are a very casual group. There is some swearing and discussion of mature issues.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: www.hpmor.com
-This fanfic is the most engaging way to learn what "rationality" is all about
-A community blog on rationality.