** For anyone interested in this meetup, the group meets regularly but we're not using the meetup site, we're just organizing it internally. If you want to get involved in the group, send me an email (email@example.com) and I can add you to our hangouts chat. Cheers! **
This is a secular meditation group based on the principles of the new "pragmatic dharma" movement which focuses on the rapid development of specific meditative skills for the fastest possible attainment of Enlightenment. Dogma and adherence to traditions are not prioritized. Instead, demonstrably effective, high-impact techniques and cutting-edge science are used to inform this pragmatic approach to meditation. As such, this is not your typical meditation group. There is no chanting, no scriptural reading, no religion, but we are friendly to those who identify with such practices.
Many of us study Culadasa's book, "The Mind Illuminated" and/or Daniel Ingram's "Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha," but there are many other doors into practicing meditation in a pragmatic, goal-directed manner.
Enlightenment is not a myth; it is simply a reorganizing of specific neural circuits. Members of our group as well as those of groups affiliated with us have attained varying degrees of Enlightenment without having needed to become a monk or to drop everything to meditate in a cave for decades. Our efforts are geared specifically towards helping one another reach and deepen this wonderful state of mind quickly, directly, & safely, all while living a normal life.
Anyone is welcome to join us, to both learn and share, as we Awaken together.