Navigating Lockdown: What Studying Vipassana Mediation Taught Me About Surviving Melbourne’s Intense Lockdown

While last year I was busy being quite the adventurous backpacker, this year my biggest achievement has been to walk beyond the well-worn path between my bedroom and kitchen. It might have been the intensity of the lockdown slowly rotting away my brain, but I couldn’t help but start to draw some parallels between my time locked up in my bedroom in Melbourne, and my practice of Vipassana in Thailand.

Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings!

The Familiar Strange · Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings! Surprise! We are so pleased to show you all a collaborative project we did with our friends and yours at Myanmar Musings!  In this very special episode, Familiar Stranger Alex D’Aloia sat down with Luke Corbin, Anthea Snowsill, Michael … Continue reading Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings!

Ep #67 Face Ownership, Identity politics, Election Spectacle & Curated Preferences:This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange · Face Ownership, Identity Politics, Election Spectacle & Curated Preferences On this week’s panel, we feature the president of the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists, Hanne Worsoe and Dinith Adikari who is a PhD candidate from the Australian National University.  Hanne kicks us off [1:37] by discussing a recent article by Judith … Continue reading Ep #67 Face Ownership, Identity politics, Election Spectacle & Curated Preferences:This Month on TFS