Monasteries Bibliography

The longer I train in monasteries, the more I become interested in monasteries as social institutions, and in aspects that are incidental to their purpose. This includes the social, political, economic, technological, and historical dimensions…

Optimizing Mindfulness

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Meditation and Algorithms

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…

Strategy Club

For the better part of the last year, we’ve been running a “Strategy Club.”, a long-running Anti-Book Club with a focus on a) learning and applying strategy and b) increasing the number and depth of…

Disfluency and the Methods of Strategy

The rate at which I make Wardley Maps has quadrupled since becoming Assistant Director at the Monastic Academy. They are one of the most useful tools in my strategy toolbox. As Ben Mosior says, Wardley…