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Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization

Adam Heymann, Columnist
April 7
Filed under OPINION

o enter a situation without baggage–the arbitrary social standards, past regrets, desired outcomes, and contrived ideas, scripts and seemingly preordained roles that we have adopted to get us where we want to be–is to clear a path towards self-actualization.

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Jogging Into a New World

Adam Heymann
March 23
Filed under Excitement, Expansion, and Enlightenment in East Asia, Off-Campus Blogs

As I continue to strive to become the person I want to be I've come understand the importance in maintaining an intimate relationship with exercise. I love gyms and the endorphins that flood me after a productive date with my weights. But there's one thing I won't do at any regular gym facility: run....

Getting Started

Adam Heymann
February 23
Filed under Excitement, Expansion, and Enlightenment in East Asia

As I sit here and write my preliminary post for this study abroad blog my mind can't help but scan through the sheer experience of the last twenty-four hours: after packing my life away into two bags, my parents and I loaded up the car and zoomed off to the NHL's Stadium Series game. My San Jose Sharks...

How to meditate

Adam Heymann
December 4
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Assuming I've hooked any of you Pioneer readers into the idea of meditation, I bet some of you are wondering exactly what to do once you finally sit down. The purpose of this column will be to provide a basis for how to meditate. With this basis will come several avenues to explore as your practice unfolds. First...

Modern meditators receive tangible benefits

Modern meditators receive tangible benefits

Adam Heymann
November 13
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Eric Rannestad. Life is easier when you don't put things off –– the things that scare you, that pain you, that take away from your Netflix addiction. This column is dedicated to all the people who know, deep down, that meditating (or ending their addictions and tackling their fear...

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Adam Heymann
October 16
Filed under OPINION

Illustration by Emma Rust. This week I'm tackling something that pervades many of our young minds: anxiety. The Whitman experience can breed persistent distress. There's the desire for academic success, a need to find romantic fulfillment, figuring out how to pay for an expensive private education and th...

Meditation key to revelation in modern world

Meditation key to revelation in modern world

Adam Heymann
October 3
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

It is easy in this advanced age to lose sight of our Homo sapiens evolutionary childhood. We've disassociated ourselves from the hunting and gathering of those who came before us, from the everyday struggle of defending ourselves against predators and working hard to secure a bloodline. Nowadays we...

Meditating with Sebastian Lowe

Meditating with Sebastian Lowe

James Kennedy
January 30
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

With finals giving way to a welcome month-long break, many Whitman students found peace of mind in their escape from stressful college life. However, with the start of the new semester, stress is returning in full force, and students will have to look elsewhere for that inner calm. Perhaps they w...

Self-Guided Spirit Animal Quest

Self-Guided Spirit Animal Quest

Rosemary Hanson
October 3
Filed under Humor

Recommended: Have a friend read this out loud while you meditate. Close your eyes. Breathe. Try to breathe slowly –– fill you lungs with light, cool air and then let it go. But don't worry too much about the rhythm or speed. Just breathe as you have always done. Relax. Let the tension flow out of you –– ...

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