Waking from the Meme Dream

A weekend at Sharpham House, 2-3 December 2006

Why does it sometimes feel as though we live our lives in a dream? And can we wake up? Memes are all the infectious thoughts, habits, skills, and stories that we pass from person to person, and which can all too easily overload our minds and cloud our perception. The illusion of an inner self who has consciousness and free will can also be understood as a creation of the memes, and seeing it this way can help us to let go. The weekend will include a mixture of lectures and discussions, with meditation sessions and mindfulness exercises, designed to help make it easier to wake up from the meme dream.

For background reading see Waking from the Meme Dream