To: Recollective Awareness Meditation practitioners
From: An eBook Organizing Committee / Linda Modaro, Janet Keyes, Wendy Liepman, Laura Bennett, Erin Harrop
Greetings dear meditators,
We have come together to preserve and document the many voices that have evolved in our approach to meditation. One suggestion that arose simultaneously among us was to create an eBook that can provide a forum for our voices to be heard, and where we can express our relationship to this open-minded open-hearted approach to Vipassana meditation.
We are reaching out to you, our community of fellow practitioners, to share your experiences around this practice through submissions of written personal reflections, blogs, academic chapters, poetry, photography, art or music. We will review and compile them into an eBook which we would like to offer freely throughout our widespread sanghas, although we would welcome dana to help with expenses.
Our idea is to include topics which are related to this practice, our lives, and the dharma (see list below).
Please contact any of us if you have questions or comments that you would like us to take into consideration, or you would like to be more involved with this project. Specific areas we need help with are compiling the submissions into an eBook format, book design, including audio and video, and ensuring that it can be regularly updated.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Linda Modaro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Keyes, email@example.com
Wendy Liepman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Bennett, email@example.com
Erin Harrop, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails of interest and with submissions may be sent to: email@example.com
Timeline for Submissions
Let us know if you are interested in submitting or participating by May 1, 2017 by sending us your topic and a paragraph or two summation or abstract. If you would like to dialogue about your ideas or need help with your submission, please contact anyone on the committee.
Final submissions August 31, 2017
Review of submissions September and October 2017
eBook Completion December 2017
List of Topics
What it is like to learn this practice?
How have we incorporated this practice with other practices?
How has this practice made a difference in our life?
If this is not our exclusive practice – how do we use this practice, what have we taken up, what have we excluded?
What is our experience of being a part of a sangha or a small cohort group that shares this practice?
How do we realize the dharma in this practice? (eg: dependent arising, the three marks of existence: anicca, anatta and dukkha)
Or you can write about anything that sparks your interest!