May
6

Walking Meditation

Time

6:45pm weekly
From Thursday, May 6, 2021 — Thursday, May 13, 2021

Location

Pavilion Courtyard outside CMFT
This group will meet and briefly discuss the idea of the “Headless Way”. Then we’ll put that concept into practice during a walking meditation around campus.

The “Headless Way” is an idea introduced by Douglas Harding. It plays with fact that we don’t actually see our heads as we look out at the world. Instead what exists in the place we presume our head to be is… the world. It sounds silly at first, but it offers a chance to snap into the present moment and experience the world in a space outside of one’s ego.

We’re almost constantly thinking, even when we don’t realize we’re doing it. Focusing our thinking toward specific tasks, in other words, flexing the muscle of our mind is key to success in life. What’s often overlooked is that in order to properly flex that “mind muscle”, it’s just as important that we know how to rest the mind, so that it’s not exhausted when we want to use it.

Please note: this event will not take place if it’s raining.

Individuals requiring accommodations for equal access to this event should contact james.mehiel@purchase.edu a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event.