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Labyrinth installation behind Marcus House invites thoughtful meditation

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

After 15 years of consideration and compromise, Whitman’s Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s diversity and inclusion intern first year Merry Cockroft successfully...

Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization

Adam Heymann, Columnist April 7, 2016
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.

Jogging Into a New World

Adam Heymann March 23, 2015

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...

Getting Started

Adam Heymann February 23, 2015

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,...

How to meditate

Adam Heymann December 4, 2014

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...

Modern meditators receive tangible benefits

Modern meditators receive tangible benefits

Adam Heymann November 13, 2014

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...

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Adam Heymann October 16, 2014

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,...

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Meditation key to revelation in modern world

Adam Heymann October 3, 2014

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...

Meditating with Sebastian Lowe

Meditating with Sebastian Lowe

James Kennedy January 30, 2014

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...

Self-Guided Spirit Animal Quest

Self-Guided Spirit Animal Quest

Rosemary Hanson October 3, 2013

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...

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