Live ZOOM Groups
Come and join an online video group. This group is open to anyone who is interested in awareness hacks and increasing their access to the clarity of an awake state.
The group sessions are practical, focusing on 4-5 awareness hacks around a topic or following on from the previous week’s theme. This is a collaborative inquiry as we each explore and report on our experience and build an understanding together.
Our Group Intention: “Accessing awake awareness, through simple hacks, that bypass our usual mode of thinking.”
Access is via ZOOM online video from anywhere.
Weekly @ 7pm Tuesday (GMT+8). Click here to get your TIME ZONE
There will be more groups and times as interest grows.
Topics so far:
- Finding Direct Access to Awareness (13th March 2018)
- Set Your Awareness Free! Spatial Hacks (20th March 2018)
- Exploring the Ephemeral Nature of Identity (27th March 2018)
- Whole-Body, Whole-Hearted Awareness (3rd April 2018)
The groups are a collaborative inquiry. Various awareness hacks are introduced and then the collaborative inquiry begins. We share experiences and then take forth our findings into the world and report back at the next group. New topics evolve within the group.
from the ‘Action Research’ page of Wikipedia…
“Cooperative, aka collaborative, inquiry was first proposed by John Heron in 1971 and later expanded with Peter Reason and Demi Brown. The major idea is to “research ‘with’ rather than ‘on’ people.” It emphasizes the full involvement in research decisions of all active participants as co-researchers.”
from John Heron, 1996…
In a co-operative inquiry, a group of people come together and devise a do-it-ourselves inquiry into experiences of their own extended and deepened reality, making sense of it according to their own lights. Co-operative inquiry is a very simple idea, however challenging it is to practise. It is just two or more people researching a topic through their own experience of it, using a series of cycles in which they move between this experience and reflecting together on it. It is persons in reciprocal relation using the full range of their sensibilities to inquire together into any aspect of the human condition with which an open body-mind can engage. In the inquiry cycles, the inquirers are moving between fours ways of knowing:
- They conceptually define a topic for their inquiry and devise a method of exploring it in action.
- They practically apply that method in their own actions.
In so doing they engage experientially with the domain of practice.
- Then they review this phase of action and experience, first grasping the whole pattern of it intuitively, then appraising it conceptually, re-evaluating their starting topic in the light of it, and planning another and modified phase of action and experience in order to deepen their knowing.
And so the process goes on for several cycles of inquiry, so that these four ways of knowing become more comprehensively engaged with the topic and its domain, and more congruent with each other, both within each inquirer and, with due allowance for individual perspectives, within the group as a whole.
- Heron, J. (1996) Co-operative Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition, London: Sage Publications.
ZOOM allows you to be anywhere in the world and still join the group. Zoom is a video conferencing software that makes it very easy for people to get together and talk. I currently meet with people located in 9 countries on a weekly basis. This is an easy and a great way to connect. If it’s your first time it does take a few minutes to get used to seeing everyone on the screen! Also you need to set it up in advance and test it. You do need a camera & speakers/earphone on your computer/mobile, and a moderately good internet connection.
ZOOM how to:
- Please RSVP on the meetup site : https://www.meetup.com/AwarenessHacks
- Click on this url to connect to the Zoom group: https://zoom.us/j/427589622
- If its your first time using Zoom, it will instruct you to download a small app.
- …. open app (if not visible at the bottom of the screen, go to the Downloads folder)
- Test Zoom by following the link (step 2). There is an option for testing your camera and microphone.
- If you have problems contact me. Also you can come early to the Zoom meeting for testing.
YouTube Video – “How to join a zoom meeting”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFhAEoCF7jg
What to bring:
- Have a drink, cup of tea, etc. ready!
- Have some privacy in your room. Headphones or earphones can help with this.
Add you email address and I will send you a message
as new groups / days / times / timezones become available…