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Empower your creativity by exploring greatest ideas of all time. You are cordially invited to join us in multi-disciplinary conversations on the greatest ideas of all time raised by thinkers from every field of human endeavor: philosophy, science, engineering, entrepreneurship, art, history and so on.

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A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone!

Every Weekday at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 2:30pm ET

Weekly Schedule:

Favorite Books Mondays

Jordan Peterson Tuesdays

Life in Coronavirus Age Wednesdays

Psychology & Philosophy Thursdays

Self Improvement Fridays

Stoic Saturdays

52 Living Ideas Sundays

See particular topics for a day on the Discord #meetup-schedule

To Join visit: https://discord.gg/JjaGPWg

either on your phone or computer. You will need to install the Discord app, which is quick and easy. With the app you will be able to listen On your phone or computer not only this Meetup but ALL our Daily Meetups on your phone or computer. You will also be able to discuss the ideas before, during and after the Meetup with speakers and other participants on chat channels for each Meetup.

If you have enjoyed attending our Meetups, here is your chance to share them with your likeminded friends and acquaintances no matter where they are. The world hunkered down to protect our bodies could use some uplifting of minds and spirits. The world needs conversation on great ideas more than ever today and your friends will thank you for it. Just send them this link: https://discord.gg/JjaGPWg

We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups and our active Discord group.

[90% of people have found Discord easy to use and intuitive. See below detailed instruction should you run into any difficulty.

Instructions for joining the conference:

Here is how to get set up BEFORE the meeting:

1. Go to https://discord.gg/JjaGPWg either on your phone or computer.

2. Download and install the Discord app, which is quick and free.

3. Set up your account using your email address. You will need to confirm your email address by clicking on a link in the email you will receive.

4. Log into DISCORD 10 minutes before the meeting time if possible. It is also fine to join later as well

5. Click on “52 living ideas” icon on left and look for “*** VOICE Meetup” channel under . Click on that, and see participants listed below.

6. Look to lower left of screen, and see your icon plus microphone, earphones and account settings.

7. Make sure earphones are not crossed out to listen. Please mute your mike (by crossing it out) when you are not speaking to avoid background noise and echoes. Unmute to speak.

8. I strongly recommend setting yourself up to use Discord in advance. Tech help will be provided by @Shrikant in Discord. If you have trouble you can message Shrikant on Meetup.

Upcoming events (5)

Learn & Practice Different Mindfulness Meditation Techniques Each Week

Join us to learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation. Each Meetup focuses on a different topic and is self contained, so feel free to join anytime. As a resource we will be using a self study course which is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Here is an introduction to the course: https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week0.html Join us; let’s learn and practice mindfulnessbmeditation together. It is recommended that you review the webpage for that day before the Meetup—but it is not necessary. Format: 1) 15 Minute overview of the day’s topic (see below) 2) Each person who has gone through the webpage for the day gets to talk for 3 minutes on their observations 3) General Q&A about the day’s topic 4) Reading of a poem for transition 5) 5 to 10 minute guided meditation 6) Breakout rooms with 6 to 8 people group discussions Schedule of Techniques to be learnt & practiced June 2: Simple Awareness https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week1.html June 9: Attention & The Brain https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week2.html June 16: Dealing with Thoughts https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week3.html June 23: Stress: Responding vs Reacting https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week4.html June 30: Dealing with Difficult Emotions https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week5.html July 7: Mindfulness & Communication https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week6.html July 14: Mindfulness & Compassion https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week7.html July 21: Developing Practice of Your Own https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week8.html **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday (except Wednesdays) at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 12:30pm ET & 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, Carl Jung Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760346770 We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1 Support us at https://www.patreon.com/52LivingIdeas

Why Be a Comprehensivist? — a Panel Discussion @ Comprehensivist Wednesdays

This Meetup is designed as an introduction to the ideas of comprehensivist approach to life. A panel with several people identifying as comprehensivist in their approach will start by talking at a personal level on three topics: 1) Their Story: How did they discover comprehensivist approach? Why did it grow on them? How do they use it now? 2) Potential of Comprehensivism: What does comprehensivist approach mean to them? What do they think is comprehensivism has to offer to the world? 3) Tips on how to be more comprehensivist: If you find all this intriguing, what can you do to be more comprehensivist? If you are already doing it to some extent, what can you do to level up on it? After the panel discussion, the panelists will sit down in breakout rooms with a group of 6-8 people for a back and forth discussion. Then we will come back together in the large group and every attendee will get 2-3 minutes to give their takeaways, propose topics and questions for following Wednesdays. Then we will wrap up. This event is designed so that regardless of whether you are only curious and intrigued by the topic or you have been practicing comprehensivism all your life, you will walk away with new insights. This is going to be good; don’t miss it! Current list of panelists: CJ, Shrikant, Joe, Mici, Sanjay more to be added. If you have been using a comprehensivist approach to life, you are welcome to join the panel. Please message Shrikant. **** “What is Comprehensivism? —Comprehensivism means comprehending our worlds broadly and deeply. —It is a facility in questioning, conceptualizing, interpreting, and acting to build a multi-perspectival yet integrated understanding of the world, how it works, and how it changes. —It implies developing a large set of subjects about which one can effectively inquire, contextualize, interpret & assess, and creatively re-imagine and re-combine for meaningful insights and the forging of new possibilities. —It entails developing a faculty for helping self and others build a broad range of interests and concerns, comprehensive knowledge, and skills, that is, a faculty for comprehensivism awareness and competency. —It involves recognizing its inherent pathologies including analysis paralysis (an endless accumulation of information), value paralysis (an unrestrained accommodation of everyone's values), and the paralysis of wholism (an unlimited expansion of the whole). So it requires cultivating judgment to stay incisively relevant.” — CJ Fearnley, Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society **** Welcome to the series “Comprehensivists Wednesdays”. Multi-disciplinary, Renaissance Persons, Polymaths, Generalists are some of the ways of describing this approach which Buckminster Fuller called Comprehensivist, and described as “macro-comprehensive and micro-incisive”. CJ defines it as “Comprehensivism means comprehending our worlds broadly and deeply. “ We are doing this series in collaboration with several folks from Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society whose members have been studying Comprehensivist Thinking for over a decade. Brought to you by https://meetup.com/52LivingIdeas A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Comprehensivist Wednesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, 52 Living Ideas Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. RSVP before the Meetup starts to get the Zoom link. We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups We record the presentation & Q&A sections of all our Meetups and post them on YouTube. Feel free to keep your video on or off as you prefer. Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/c/52LivingIdeas?sub_confirmation=1

Learn & Practice Different Mindfulness Meditation Techniques Each Week

Join us to learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation. Each Meetup focuses on a different topic and is self contained, so feel free to join anytime. As a resource we will be using a self study course which is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Here is an introduction to the course: https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week0.html Join us; let’s learn and practice mindfulnessbmeditation together. It is recommended that you review the webpage for that day before the Meetup—but it is not necessary. Format: 1) 15 Minute overview of the day’s topic (see below) 2) Each person who has gone through the webpage for the day gets to talk for 3 minutes on their observations 3) General Q&A about the day’s topic 4) Reading of a poem for transition 5) 5 to 10 minute guided meditation 6) Breakout rooms with 6 to 8 people group discussions Schedule of Techniques to be learnt & practiced June 2: Simple Awareness https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week1.html June 9: Attention & The Brain https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week2.html June 16: Dealing with Thoughts https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week3.html June 23: Stress: Responding vs Reacting https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week4.html June 30: Dealing with Difficult Emotions https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week5.html July 7: Mindfulness & Communication https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week6.html July 14: Mindfulness & Compassion https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week7.html July 21: Developing Practice of Your Own https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week8.html **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday (except Wednesdays) at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 12:30pm ET & 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, Carl Jung Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760346770 We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1 Support us at https://www.patreon.com/52LivingIdeas

Learn & Practice Different Mindfulness Meditation Techniques Each Week

Join us to learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation. Each Meetup focuses on a different topic and is self contained, so feel free to join anytime. As a resource we will be using a self study course which is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Here is an introduction to the course: https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week0.html Join us; let’s learn and practice mindfulnessbmeditation together. It is recommended that you review the webpage for that day before the Meetup—but it is not necessary. Format: 1) 15 Minute overview of the day’s topic (see below) 2) Each person who has gone through the webpage for the day gets to talk for 3 minutes on their observations 3) General Q&A about the day’s topic 4) Reading of a poem for transition 5) 5 to 10 minute guided meditation 6) Breakout rooms with 6 to 8 people group discussions Schedule of Techniques to be learnt & practiced June 2: Simple Awareness https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week1.html June 9: Attention & The Brain https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week2.html June 16: Dealing with Thoughts https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week3.html June 23: Stress: Responding vs Reacting https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week4.html June 30: Dealing with Difficult Emotions https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week5.html July 7: Mindfulness & Communication https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week6.html July 14: Mindfulness & Compassion https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week7.html July 21: Developing Practice of Your Own https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week8.html **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday (except Wednesdays) at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 12:30pm ET & 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, Carl Jung Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760346770 We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1 Support us at https://www.patreon.com/52LivingIdeas

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