11 Aug
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The Secret Method

Apparently last night’s Full Moon was especially big and bright. Unfortunately it was raining here in Chapel Hill, so I didn’t get to see it. Which was OK, because I knew it was there, just hidden. So I celebrated the Dark Full Moon by listening to several wonderful talks given by Akincano Marc Weber, currently at the Forest Refuge in Barre, MA.

All the talks were great, but the one I remember most is the one where he starts out: “Meditation is more than technique or method. There is no technique or method that is going to take you all the way. As indispensable and as powerful as techniques and methods are, no technique or method is going to make the mind free.”

And then he quotes cryptography and security expert Bruce Schneider (who he says is considered a “god” in his field): “If you believe technology is going to solve your problems, you do not understand your technology. And worse, you do not understand your problems.”  

As someone who has a tendency to want to do things the “right” way, I found this talk to be quite liberating. You can listen to it here.

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