Meditation for Hackers

A workshop from EMF 2022 by Sai

On Saturday June 4, 2022 at in Lounge

This is a 2 hour applied meditation workshop, outdoors. No signup or experience required.

Location TBD on scouting, will announce at end of day 0. Check or Twitter @saizai or ask in person (I'm the one with hat, glasses, and two white canes).

We'll discuss — and practice — several very different meditation techniques, such as:

• breath

• empty mind

• parallel concentration / stack overflow †

• "inner sanctum" hypnotic induction ‡

• movement

• grounding & shielding / energy play

† tends to work especially well if you find "emptying your mind" difficult (e.g. due to ADHD)

‡ very simple, with script 100% disclosed beforehand — no silly stage tricks

We'll discuss several variants of the basic mechanisms, how to customise to your own preferences, and personal experiences (iff you choose to share) — but no religion, metaphysics, doctrine, or the like.


• wear or bring something comfortable for sitting on grass/dirt

• bring a drink & snack

• pee and stretch beforehand

• silence all electronics while at the workshop

• do (only) what works for you

I use scripts (with included variation suggestions) that work for most people, but not everyone. Please diverge from my instructions if something else feels right. That's common, and kinda the point — particularly for the hypnotic induction, which needs to be tailored to your own experience).

Likewise, if something feels uncomfortable or triggering, please switch to a different meditation exercise instead (e.g. the basic breath meditation we start with).

What you share is entirely up to you. I won't call on you. If there's something you'd only be comfortable sharing privately, please find and talk with me at another time.