Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindful Use of Technology

with Michael Cox

May 20th

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    Room: BSMC

    Mindfulness means paying attention to the details of what we are doing, in contrast to doing things in a habitual and distracted way.  Being mindful implies having awareness about how our actions unfold in the world and about how, unless we pay attention, we can be influenced by unspoken assumptions, wishful thinking, and concepts that we actually don’t believe.  In Shambhala, mindfulness is coupled with kindness and appreciation for humanity’s inherent wisdom and compassion.  Mindfulness is a tool for cutting through confusion so that our basic goodness can fully blossom.

    In this series, on the third Monday of each month, we will practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, and engage in a conversation about mindfulness applied to different areas of our life and society, from 7:30-8:30.  Each session will have a facilitator, but is meant as a time for us to share and contemplate the theme together.

    Monday, May 20 - Mindful Use of Technology 

    On this Mindful Monday we will discuss and examine ideas and techniques to help us stay focused and mindful in the face of technology overload. With multiple devices, apps, and websites fighting for our attention, how do we cope with the abundance of options available to us? Paying attention to how we use our digital tools and how we feel when using them can help us to see which of our online practices are working well for us, and which are not.