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Open-mindedness and Non-attachment to Views

… Seeing that harmful actions arise from anger, fear, greed, and intolerance, which in turn come from dualistic and discriminative thinking, I will cultivate openness, non-discrimination, and non-attachment to views in order to transform violence, fanaticism, and dogmatism in myself and in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh, First Mindfulness Training “Reverence for Life”1 The human […]

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Jonathan Ekstrom: Non Attachment to Views

Non-attachment is a subtle and far reaching internal orientation away from depending on things. These things include all “objects” which the subject might fallaciously come to believe are either itself, or needed to support itself. This includes cars, food, relationships, ideas, thoughts, emotions, indeed all phenomena which occur in “experience”. Objects which confuse experience also […]

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Coliving Research

In 2016, Rufus put together some initial into the modern trend of Coliving. See below for helpful information on the topic: OpenDoor.io Corp structure: privately owned, equity investors. Founders: Jay Standish, Ben Provan 3 spaces: Farmhouse (2014, 16 residents (?)), Euclid Manor (2016, 11), The Canopy (March 2015, 12) Tagline: Live better together San Francisco […]

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Conscious Coliving Institute

Co-X: What is all this Co-X Stuff (Co-living, Co-working, Coops) and Why Do We Care?

Here are the slides from my talk at the Art / Earth / Tech 2016 Gathering in July 2016: Helsinki Version – September 2016 I produced a revised version of these slides a month later for a talk in Helsinki:

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Utopia Cast

In 2015 Liam and Rufus did a short-lived collaboration around “utopia cast” (the idea was a channel / series dedicated to exploring utopias and their potential). They recorded one (trial) hangout on air and did a few blog posts on utopiacast.net. Below is a blog post from that time. Must a better world remain a […]