STEALING AND ELEPHANTS
A Sunday gathering in Pranama, Ericeira where I rip up €1600 of fake prize money because I've convinced four upstanding guests to spontaneously lie and steal from each other.
We go on to discuss whether the yogic observances (yamas) of non-stealing (asteya) and truthfulness (satya) are guidelines or absolutes, and whether our intentions for 2020 should be equally as fluid.
There's also a story about an elephant.
Watch the featured video from the 3min mark to the 5min mark.
YOUR BRAIN VS YOU
Listen in to the Pranama Ericeira community as three of us discuss the evolutionary parts of the brain, their battles against you and their overlaps with yogic thought.
We also get a little sidetracked on what it's like phenomenologically to be a sponge...
ONENESS DIVIDED BY INFINITY
Non-dual schools of yogic thought tell us everything is one. Which means time must be an illusion, for how can there be a difference between past and future?
Listen in as we explore Zeno's Paradox with Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins, talk about what can happen in the shortest possible fraction of time, and debate the intention of 'being in the now'.
AHIMSA AIN'T SIMPLE
“This is why everyone hates moral philosophy professors”
An interactive exploration of the yogic concept of ahimsa, as we stretch the limits of attempting to be non-harming in impossible circumstances such as the classic trolley problem. Listen in as people hit their best friends with a train.
Circumstances often occur in our lives where we can’t avoid hurting someone, or having a negative consequence, in this session we analyse our philosophies of dealing with them.
A TANGENT ABOUT TATTVAS
I had some fascinating guests this week who inspired me to go off-script into a discussion of the tattvas and their interpretation in different schools of thought.
I especially enjoyed Sunil's proverb about how dividing a flock of camels into 17/18ths is gonna require a little something extra...