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Sati-AI is not intended to be a monolithic knowledge base on Buddhist meditation practice and theory, instead, it is designed to embody and augment my interdisciplinary research path in relation to my Vipassana meditation practice. My art and research traverses cognitive science, dance improvisation and choreography, contemplative practices, art and technology and software development. In Sati-AI, early buddhist knowledge is an attractor. Sati-AI is imagined as an embodiment of the distributed, uncertain, and queer condition of not having a center, a rigor necessitated by the state of knowing not knowing. Sa
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Every Tuesday from 6-7:30pm EST we will be having meetings online and experimenting in/with this new environment. This group originated from the core members of the Lancaster Meditation Group in Massachusetts (USA). Now, adapted to the online environment, it is open to everybody. It is facilitated in English.
On Tuesdays sessions, we will continue a close reading the book Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide by Bikkhu Analayo until April 7th 2020.
You may drop-in even if you have not read the chapter. It is about being together and develop an environment of lovingkindness.
We will use ZOOM as a platform for our encounters.
You just need to click on the link that is included in this invitation and follow some prompts. It is very straight forward. You may join the meeting with your computer (with camera and mic), your smart device or using your phone.
See instructional video here:
This is a crucial time and a very good opportunity to practice facing the is uncertain...not personal, not permanent and not perfect.
These teachings are offered freely following the DANA tradition (see the links below for donations)
Important info:
1.-The sessions will be on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm (Starting Tuesday March 17th 2020). It is a drop-in group.
2.- I will be ON 20 minutes before the session. 
3.-"Arrive" early to sort all tech hurdles. 
4.-Your mic will be muted when you enter the virtual meditation hall. 
5.-Every week you will receive a reminder for the session and we will be using the same ZOOM URL.
6.-I recommend to use headphones and find a quiet/private place to join the sessions. 
7.-We will start with a quiet meditation, then a presentation of a topic for dialogue in small groups and final sharing and questions.
You need to join this online group to be able to receive the link.
if you need zoom link and more information you can also email marlon to:
The teachings are offered freely following the DANA tradition*
2.-You can make a deposit to my bank account via Zelle with my email: or mobile number 617-5300661
3.-I accept donations to my Bitcoin Wallet:  
4.-You may send a check to my name to 1230 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005
*taxable income as an independent contractor.
Guided meditations recorded from sessions:
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I have been inspired by the book "This very Moment" by Barbara Dilley.

In this self published book, she offers the epic intricacies and beauty of her long artistic career as a dancer, improviser, choreographer, meditation practitioner and educator.

The book weaves stories from her years at the Cunningham Company, Judson Church, Grand Union experiments and the creation of the dance department at the Naropa University with her prolific invention of generative strategies and scores for the exploration of mind-body-space creativity and choreographic composition.

The book is an excellent recourse for the contemporary movement explorer and a heart felt and honest journey.

I had the honor to interview Barbara Dilley when she was writing the book  at a contemplative dance dance retreat.

From the book website: "The book braids my dancing journey with the discovery of moving mind, thinking, through meditative training, and then bringing all this into teaching practices for dance movement improvisation/composition. This mingling of teaching thinking dancing began at Naropa University, founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974." More Here: Barbara Dilley, born on the southern tip of great lake Michigan in 1938, began her dancing path with Audree Estey, founder of the Princeton Ballet Society in Princeton New Jersey. Helen Priest Rogers, who danced with Martha Graham, was her mentor at Mt. Holyoke College (1960) and encouraged her to go to the American Dance Festival at New London Connecticut, where she met Merce Cunningham. She was invited to join his company in 1963 and toured extensively until 1968. She danced with Yvonne Rainer (1966-70) and was part of the Grand Union, an iconic dance theater improvisation ensemble (1970-1976). In 1974 she was invited to teach at the first summer of Naropa University (then Institute) in Boulder, Colorado. At the end of the summer the founder, Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, invited her to design a dance program (1975-84). She served as president of Naropa (1985-93) then returned to the arts faculty. She has two children, Benjamin Lloyd and Owen Bondurant.
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Bell 8

A fascination for waves, the dance above and below sea level, leads one to wind, light, and hypnosis, and consider how rhythm is central to our being.

No two frames of wave footage are the same, nor are two seconds of being. The height, speed, texture of waves reveal the secret of rhythms

Exploring the myths of the gods and goddesses of the sea, we might conceive a new form of baptism


Aztec mythology

Celtic mythology

Chinese mythology

  • Mazu, water goddess and protector of seafarers
  • Guo Pu, Immortal of the Water Realm.

Egyptian mythology

  • Tefnut, goddess of water, moisture and fertility.
  • Osiris, god of the dead and afterlife. Originally god of water and vegetation.

Fon/Ewe mythology

  • Agwé, a sea loa -  salute by blowing on a conch-shell. 

Finnish mythology

  • Ahti, god of the depths and fish
  • Vedenemo, a goddess of water
  • Vellamo, the wife of Ahti, goddess of the sea, lakes and storms.

Greek mythology

  • Amphitrite, sea goddess and consort of Poseidon
  • Carcinus, a giant crab. 
  • Charybdis, a sea monster and spirit of whirlpools and the tide
  • Cymopoleia, a daughter of Poseidon and goddess of giant storm waves
  • Delphin, the leader of the dolphins
  • Eidothea, prophetic sea nymph and daughter of Proteus
  • Eurybia, goddess of the mastery of the seas
  • Galene (Γαλήνη), goddess of calm seas
  • The Graeae, three ancient sea spirits who personified the white foam of the sea; they shared one eye and one tooth between them
  • The Harpies, winged spirits of sudden, sharp gusts of wind
  • Hippocampi, the horses of the sea
  • Nerites, watery consort of Aphrodite and/or beloved of Poseidon
  • Nereus, the old man of the sea, and the god of the sea's rich bounty of fish
  • NymphsOceanus, Titan god of the Earth-encircling river Okeanos, the font of all the Earth's fresh-water
  • Pontus, primeval god of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures
  • Poseidon, Olympian God of the Oceans His Roman equivalent is Neptune.
  • Proteus, a shape-shifting, prophetic old sea god, and the herdsman of Poseidon's seals
  • Scylla, a Nereid metamorphosed into a sea monster
  • The Sirens, three sea nymphs who lured sailors to their death with their song
  • Thalassa, primordial goddess of the sea -  depicted in Greco-Roman mosaics as half-submerged in the sea, with crab-claw horns, seaweed for clothes, and a ship's oar in her hand.
  • Thaumas, god of the wonders of the sea 
  • Thetis, leader of the Nereids who presided over the spawning of marine life, mother of Achilles

Hawaiian mythology

Hindu/Vedic mythology

Varuna, the Lord of the Eternal Ocean

Inuit mythology

Japanese mythology

Māori mythology

  • Ikatere, a fish god, the father of all the sea creatures including mermaids
  • Tangaroa, god of the sea

Mesopotamian mythology

  • Amathaunta, goddess of the ocean
  • Asherah, Mother goddess whose title is "She Who Walks Upon the Sea"
  • Marduk, god associated with water, vegetation, judgment, and magic
  • Nammu, goddess of the primeval sea
  • Nanshe, goddess of Persian Gulf, social justice, prophecy, fertility and fishing
  • Tiamat, goddess of salt water and chaos, also mother of all gods

Norse/Germanic mythology

Persian/Zoroastrian mythology

  • Anahita, the divinity of 'the Waters' (Aban) associated with fertility, healing and wisdom.
  • TishtryaZoroastrian benevolent divinity associated with life-bringing rainfall and fertility.
  • Haurvatat, he Amesha Spenta associated with water, prosperity, and health 

Philippine mythology

Roman mythology

Slavic mythology

  • Rusalki, female ghosts, water nymphs, succubi or mermaid-like demons 
  • Veles, god of earth, waters, and the underworld

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