## Meditation and Algorithms

Algorithms may not be something you would normally associate with meditation, but they are an extremely powerful way to understand meditation. An algorithm is a concept that comes from math, science, and technology. It is…

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# Series: Meditation and Algorithms

## Meditation and Algorithms

Algorithms may not be something you would normally associate with meditation, but they are an extremely powerful way to understand meditation. An algorithm is a concept that comes from math, science, and technology. It is…

## Optimizing Mindfulness

## The Distraction Algorithm

In the last post, we parsed a basic meditation technique – following the breath – in terms of its algorithmic components (sequences, branching, looping, and optimizing). But what exactly does optimizing mindfulness mean? There are…

In the last post, we discussed what it means for an algorithm to optimize mindfulness. In this post, we’ll look at a practical example of a meditation technique that makes explicit use of algorithms, Soryu…