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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 76 excerpt)

January 28, 2023

Story 76 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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In Korea it is considered rude to speak immediately after someone else has just spoken. Korean culture demands a slight pause to indicate the listeners have fully digested and appreciated the input. It gives them pause for thought. This promotes civilized dialogue in which everyone’s view is respected. It also calms blind reactions to some perceived fault in the argument. A pause is a conscious decision to...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2023
2 minutes 31 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 75 excerpt)

January 25, 2023

Story 75 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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Years ago, when I would walk around my house late at night after everyone else was asleep, it felt like I had always lived there. I liked that it felt that way. As my oldest son said when he was three, “It feels as perfect as right.” I knew where the hardwood floors creaked, and I avoided those spots so I wouldn’t wake the baby who, like me, was a light sleeper. My wife and my five-year-old, he of the aphorism above, slept the sleep of the dead. I could drop a refrigerator on the creaky spots and they wouldn't stir....

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2023
4 minutes 24 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 74 excerpt)

January 21, 2023

Story 74 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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I loved the water buffalo I encountered in India. Despite their girth and their horns, they were very gentle creatures. They calmly abided all and sundry afflictions, heat, mosquitoes, and monsoon rains without so much as a by-your-leave. Other than whisking away unwanted bitey things with their tails, they endured, and they did so ever so calmly....

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2023
2 minutes 29 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 73 excerpt)

January 18, 2023

Story 73 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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I loved to go fishing with my father, because he was a terrible fisherman. He never caught anything. I was fine with this. I didn't like to put a worm on the hook. I didn't like taking the hook out of the fish's mouth, and I certainly couldn't bash the head of the fish against the seat of the boat to kill it....

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2023
5 minutes 47 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 72 excerpt)

January 14, 2023

Story 72 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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I think there is a place in our lives for tradition and even ritual. They keep our lives simple and understandable. In our family we have pancakes every Sunday and tea every evening. We go for walks together. We spend a month every summer at our cottage. We watch a movie every Friday night....

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2023
4 minutes 14 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 71 excerpt)

January 11, 2023

Story 71 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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The summer after high school, Tony, his younger brother Chris, and I set out in an old Vauxhall held together with spit and bailing wire for points west on the Trans-Canada Highway. We camped the entire way and cooked over an open fire. Once we reached the Pacific, we headed south to the Oregon hills before turning east and eventually home and university. On the way we camped near Mount Rushmore, hoping to see the famous presidential sculptures the next morning....

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2023
4 minutes 22 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 70 excerpt)

January 07, 2023

Story 70 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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Bhante Rahula and I would meditate outside on some very flat but hard boulders because that summer was particularly hot. On this particular day, I crossed my legs and straightened my spine as usual. I closed my eyes, and almost immediately I felt nothing but subtle vibrating throughout my entire being. It appeared I had dissolved into pulsations. I felt no solidity. I had become a...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
3 minutes 00 seconds

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How to Find More Psychological Stability in an Unstable Time: The Role of Meditation

January 06, 2023

"How to Find More Psychological Stability in an Unstable Time: The Role of Meditation" is an online Zoom talk by Paul R. Fleischman given on November 10th, 2022, co-sponsored by Connecticut Vipassana, Being Well at Yale, Good Life Center, MCDB DEI Committee, New Haven Library, Hindu Life at Yale, Buddhist Life at Yale, South Asian Studies Council, New Haven Insight and Woodbridge Town Library. This was his fifth talk about Vipassana given to the greater New Haven and Yale communities.

Paul R. Fleischman
facilitated by Danielle Casioppo
2022
1 hour

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 69 excerpt)

January 04, 2023

Story 69 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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The more I investigate and dissect what I focus my attention on with clear comprehension, the more apparent becomes the changing nature of the mind and body. I don’t have to chase away any uncomfortable feelings or pains with alcohol or drugs or various distractions. I am less inclined to succumb to their whispered promise to stop being the person I am for this one evening and become...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
5 minutes 06 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 68 excerpt)

December 31, 2022

Story 68 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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On my way to school one bitterly cold winter's day, I passed a house in the early stages of being built. The workers were framing the roof. The wind was howling, the snow was blowing, and they kept at it because that is what we all must do. We choose our path…roofer, physicist, or, like me, a solo contemplative on a hilltop in India. But we hone our craft every day, even...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
2 minutes 45 seconds

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