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Comment author: RainbowSpacedancer 09 February 2016 05:52:23AM *  13 points [-]

I recently attended a 10 day intensive Vipassana meditation retreat. Would a write-up of the experience be something LWers are interested in as an article for discussion?

I had minimal to moderate experience in meditation before this but now feel much more comfortable with it. I can see potential rationality relevance through,

* Discipline
* Concentration
* Emotion and habit regulation
* Seeing reality as it is

If there is interest then I would appreciate it if someone is willing to look over a draft of the article for me as I haven't written for LW before.

Comment author: harshhpareek 09 February 2016 12:49:07PM 7 points [-]

I just attended one too! I am composing a post on this, about halfway done. I'd be interested in a collaboration where we both talk about our experiences, though I would like to see what you think. My post is laden with my own interpretations. Send me a message if you want to discuss once you have your outline down

Comment author: Elo 10 February 2016 11:13:31PM *  2 points [-]

look over a draft of the article

can do.

Comment author: Crux 10 February 2016 10:17:06PM 2 points [-]

I would absolutely be very interested. I think Vipassana meditation can be used as a very powerful rationality technique, and I'm always interested to read rationalists explain their experiences with it.