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Change Your Mind Day 2008
June 8, 2008 2:47 AM   Subscribe

Change Your Mind Day 2008
posted by davar (32 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wot, no editorial slant? It's so hard thinking for myself.
posted by WalterMitty at 2:52 AM on June 8, 2008


I was going to make a comment here, but I changed my mind.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:58 AM on June 8, 2008


I was determined I wouldn't post snark any more, but after reading this post...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:04 AM on June 8, 2008


If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
Honey, I'm still free
Take a chance on me

posted by Faint of Butt at 3:19 AM on June 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


I am more serene than you. Maybe.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:32 AM on June 8, 2008


Is this something I would need to have a mind to understand?
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:44 AM on June 8, 2008


I was gonna wear pants, but now I'm not wearing pants.
Can I go now?
posted by Dizzy at 4:37 AM on June 8, 2008


Change your pants.
posted by popcassady at 4:44 AM on June 8, 2008


Needs more drama lamas.
posted by panboi at 4:54 AM on June 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Supposed to hit 95 degrees today; I'm not wearing pants at all.
posted by Dizzy at 4:59 AM on June 8, 2008


I like my mind just the way it is, thank you ever so much. =P
posted by ZachsMind at 5:13 AM on June 8, 2008


I was gonna wear pants, but now I'm not wearing pants.
Can I go now?

Supposed to hit 95 degrees today; I'm not wearing pants at all.


Listen, Diz, you've made it clear that you're not wearing pants, which is fine, but... I wouldn't go anywhere if I were you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:18 AM on June 8, 2008


I'm in the parking lot of my local 7-11.
Is that bad?
posted by Dizzy at 5:19 AM on June 8, 2008


[Studiously NOT making Slurpee joke.]
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:27 AM on June 8, 2008


Change Your Shorties.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:31 AM on June 8, 2008


Dizzy, later in the day when it's hotter you can get a slurpee to cool your balls in.
posted by loiseau at 5:32 AM on June 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I believe I'm about to be tasered.
Don't think I'll lose consci
posted by Dizzy at 5:32 AM on June 8, 2008


Clearly the moral of all this is "Change your mind, and your pants will follow."
posted by Spatch at 5:43 AM on June 8, 2008


I wanted to comment like flapjax did, but seeing that he had done so already I ... changed my mind!
posted by Glow Bucket at 5:52 AM on June 8, 2008


They created a holiday in my honor and no one told me?!
posted by phatkitten at 6:00 AM on June 8, 2008


Change Your Mind Day:
Change Your Mind Day 2008 will be held on June 7th, the first Saturday in June, on tricycle.com. Please send us news of your own Change Your Mind Day!

In 1993 Tricycle created Change Your Mind Day, an afternoon of free meditation instruction, as a way of introducing the general public to Buddhist thought and practice. Tricycle decided to hold the teachings out of doors, as in the time of the Buddha, in the hopes of welcoming people who otherwise might shy away from the formality of a zendo or gompa. We booked a hill in Central Park and put up fliers around town.

A few hundred people showed up for the first Change Your Mind Day, a pleasant mix of newcomers and seasoned practitioners. Seven Buddhist teachers from different lineages gave instruction. Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass performed "Do the Meditation Rock." Maggie Newman got the crowd up on their feet to do twenty minutes of tai-ch'i. And a lone shakuhachi -- a Japanese flute -- ended the day as the sun began to set behind the trees.

Change Your Mind Day has since grown into a worldwide event and will now be held annually on the first Saturday in June. In response to growing interest, Tricycle began providing international access to this event in 2007 by hosting a virtual Change Your Mind Day. We now provide audio and video files of guided dharma talks on our website, thus making a growing library of dharma resources available to anyone with a computer. [...]
posted by pracowity at 6:12 AM on June 8, 2008


what a bunch of dharma queens
posted by yhbc at 6:32 AM on June 8, 2008 [10 favorites]


I have no mind. How can I change it?
posted by jouke at 6:34 AM on June 8, 2008


Wow, that's a pretty neat-looking collection of intro Buddhist videos, davar. Bookmarked for later. Thanks!
posted by mediareport at 7:02 AM on June 8, 2008


Davar, I'm sorry your post got hijacked by the jokester brigade. Thanks for the link.
posted by netbros at 7:16 AM on June 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


What a great idea. I love the subtext... "Hey, come try this thing. Or don't. It's all good."
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:18 AM on June 8, 2008


...the jokester brigade...
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:41 AM on June 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Interesting videos, but what's with the background music? It's a very strange juxtaposition.
posted by spiderskull at 9:26 AM on June 8, 2008


I was about to say the same thing - upbeat music under a piece about human suffering? Kinda weird.
posted by forallmankind at 9:53 AM on June 8, 2008


So Change Your Mind Day was yesterday? I have to keep this old thing for another year now? Gee, thanks.
posted by kozad at 10:36 AM on June 8, 2008


How can I change my mind when I can't make up my mind in the first place?
posted by Eekacat at 12:21 PM on June 8, 2008


Room service.
They come in, make up your mind, and leave a mint.
You don't like it, you change minds, still get a mint; everybody wins.
posted by Dizzy at 4:10 PM on June 8, 2008


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