|The view from my hotel window and mind: Heideggerian fog|
The Dalai Lama was also speaking, but I spent my free time working on The Art of Reading, which is due to my publishers in August. Because of my worldly attachments.
|The art of listening|
Participants went for a silent, solitary walk, sprinted, punched and blocked in pairs, and meditated on their little toes. And between each exercise: lectures and discussion.
Some great reflections from participants, particularly on the virtues required for martial arts, and the almost sacred experience of explosive movement.
One of the highlight: a large group of lanyarded conference-goers, sprinting up and down the promenade at Sydney Harbour, thinking about mortality.
|'What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal...' - Nietzsche|
|Better signed than not. Inscribing at Better Read than Dead, Newtown|
You can read a summary by one of the audience here, and I'll post the video when it's online.