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Crinoids & Meditation

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2016
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 7

"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."

In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life. 



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Transcendental Meditation Research and its Applications in Social Welfare Programs

BY SCOTT LARY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Scott Lary talks about the benefits of transcendental meditation. From prison inmates to the health of care givers, the positive effects are astounding.

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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

BY MARY CATTERLIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed."

In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self-produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

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Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale

BY ERIK YOUNGQUIST
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Erik Youngquist is the owner of Purely Michigan, a retail store in the tourist beach town of St. Joseph, Michigan. In this PK, Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale, Erik will be talking about opening that store and having no idea what to stock it with! Not until his wife found some old frosted Michigan glassware, and he knew at that point he must chase his 'whale' no matter how many good or bad memories that may entail. 

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

BY BEN THACKER-GWALTNEY
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

We all hear that yoga and meditation are good for us, but for the non-yogi what does that specifically mean? Ben Thacker-Gwaltney has your 6 minute and 40 second tour of the answer to that question. And you get to learn about a couple of local organizations where you can seek out those benefits.

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Meditation Experience in Vietnam

BY TOM CHRISTIE
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

We know you're stressed, but there are better ways to deal with that than killing your boss/client or burning down your school. Meditation is one of them and to help you get the ball rolling, we have invited a very special guest to Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 9.

Meet Tom Christie, whose meditation practise and the quest for peace and zen has taken him on several retreats in places you probably haven't heard of, both in Vietnam and elsewhere. He's going to talk about how he got into meditation practise.

So take a deep breath, exhale... and see you on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

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Jardines Interiores

BY MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2016

Manuel Hernández explains how he's reached the idea of drawing as meditation.

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Michigan Community Resources

BY SAMIRA GUYOT
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 08, 2016

Samira Guyot is the Manager of Legal Education at Michigan Community Resources. She is also a Detroit Revitalization Fellow.

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What I Learned Riding My Bicycle Across Michigan

BY CHUCK JAGER
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Chuck Jager can be seen commuting to work on his neon green Trek bicycle with that uber cool band on his pants leg. He is a long-time high school U.S. History teacher, and once graded more than 1500 essays in one week.

 

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My Meditation Retreat

BY SEBASTIAN GOTTSCHLICH
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 26, 2017

Sebastian Gottschlich shares his experience at the meditation retreat he took and how meditation can help you live a better life.