LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014
LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014

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Talks > Letting go, or why you should meditate daily

Status

This talk has been approved for this year's edition. Check the calendar for more information.

Language

English

Abstract

What is meditation? What can it do for me? What's the relation to programming?

Most of us can't go on a day without eating or sleeping. However, we neglect the mind at all times. Software developers know about the "flow", a state of mind when you are relaxed yet focused on the activity at hand, ie, programming. However, it goes away as easily as it comes. Why is that?

In this talk we will explore the historical background of meditation, what is exactly meditation, how can we apply its principles to everyday life,
and perhaps most importantly how it can help in such a mentally demanding activity such as software development in a very concrete and practical way.

By the end, I hope at least some of you will want to learn and practice (some kind of) meditation.

Proposal date

2013-11-21 14:49:03

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Hugo Daniel Gomes
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I love talks that combine two apparently unrelated concepts. This talk in particular combines two apprently distinct life-changing concepts.

I hope it gets accepted

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Astrid Creuzburg
on , said:

Could be something relaxing during the event :)

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José Lopes (Sá)
on , said:

You've got my vote bro!

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Miguel Ping
on , said:

Thanks! I believe the audience will be pleasanlty surprised with this talk. + Astrid Creuzburg there won't be any actual practice in this talk. I'll leave that part to certified teachers ;)

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Ricardo Vercesi
on , said:

Zen master! Hope to learn something new.

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Miguel Ping
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Hah! I'm just a humble student. Anyway I think you will like the perspective I want to share. Like + Hugo Daniel Gomes said, money back guarantee!

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Jorge Cavaco
on , said:

interesting

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Adriano Martins
on , said:

Should I bring my yoga mat?

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Serafim Pinto
on , said:

very cool this talk ;D
u have my vote

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José Ribeiro
on , said:

This sounds promising!

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Tiago Serra
on , said:

This seems nice!

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José Pinheiro Neta
on , said:

Will we need a zafu while we contemplate your performance?

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Miguel Ping
on , said:

+ Adriano Martins, no yoga mat. This is just an intro, besides I am no meditation expert by any means. Anyway, I'm pretty sure there will be some lessons to everyone!

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Miguel Ping
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+ José Pinheiro Neta, you just need an open mind ;) You can bring your zafu if you like anyway.

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Marcos Garcia
on , said:

good initiative $up++

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Miao Sun
on , said:

upvoted!

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Pedro Costa
on , said:

Computer says no...

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Pedro Costa
on , said:

Computer says yes!!!

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Jorge Encarnação
on , said:

Sounds like something I could use in my life!

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Filipe Miguel Pires Lopes
on , said:

Very interesting!! Vote++; EHEH

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Jorge Pinho
on , said:

I will be there !

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Fábio Viana
on , said:

Nice :)

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Henrique Rodrigues
on , said:

There's no way I will miss this. :-)

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Rui Bernardo
on , said:

Interesting..

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Miguel Ping
on , said:

+ Henrique Rodrigues nice of you to come!

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Miao Sun
on , said:

Interesting, upvoted!

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Andre Duarte
on , said:

Hmm, mysterious and interesting... Will try it! :)

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Ricardo Malta
on , said:

I need to learn how to use these type of "anti-stress pills"

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Miguel Ping
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Here's the link to the slides for future reference: public.routinetap.com/codebits-2014-slides/

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