Technology-Enhanced Meditation with Dr. Baron Short


Manage episode 324820082 series 3299873
Сделано Jeff Warren & Tasha Schumann, Jeff Warren, and Tasha Schumann и найдено благодаря Player FM и нашему сообществу. Авторские права принадлежат издателю, а не Player FM, и аудиоматериалы транслируются прямо с его сервера. Нажмите на кнопку Подписаться, чтобы следить за обновлениями через Player FM или скопируйте и вставьте ссылку на канал в другое приложение для подкастов.

Today we’re joined by Dr Baron Short, an Interventional Psychiatrist at the Medical University of South Carolina, and co-founder of Zendo, an electronic device that purports to enhance both the experience and the long-term benefits of meditation.
How might a direct current of electricity to the brain affect our meditation? This is not a hypothetical question. All three of us – two hosts and one guide – wire up, select the highest possible setting, and ride out the hum. Tasha and Baron go to Bliss-land. Jeff goes... somewhere else!
Baron’s guidance is lovely and supportive and useful for everyone – you do not need electronic pads to get something out of this meditation. In fact, his 14-minute practice is a kind of guided tour of meditative landmarks many of us experience, from “the body drop” to the “stickiness of thoughts” and more.
After the practice, we get into an animated discussion about the pros and cons of technologically-enhanced meditation. Do we need it? Why or why not? Have we always been enhanced, and what might a more enhanced evolutionary future look like? Much ensues from the Zendo tingle!
To go straight to Baron’s 14-minute guided meditation, it begins at 14:00 and ends at 28:00.

Support the show

24 эпизодов