Conor Creighton


I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.
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Dublin Is a City So Bad It Makes You Feel Good

In defence – kind of – of my hometown, which was recently voted one of the worst cities in the world to move to.
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My Quest to Find Out Why I Can't Cry

I've gone through breakups,​ friends' funerals, and family illnesses without shedding a single tear. It's made me wonder if something is wrong with me.
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Can Meditation Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

One of the side effects on the path to boundless perception is, for many, boundless boners.
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Breaking Up Doesn't Have to Be So Brutal

The world would be a much better place if everyone was a little nicer when they broke up with each other.
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I Tried to Trip Using Only My Breath

Breathwork was born out of LSD research in the 1960s and suggests that by hyperventilating, you can experience the same feeling as an acid trip.
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I Went Hungover Big Wave Surfing in Ireland During Storm Frank

Charging toward a cliff face with a belly full of stale alcohol is not the most relaxing way to spend a day.
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I Spent a Week in the Home of India's Most Famous Living Guru

To her followers, Amma is at least a saint and at best a reincarnation of god.
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How I Found the Strength to End My Relationship with an Abusive Girlfriend

It involved talking to a cushion and beating the shit out of an ironing board in a sweaty basement with a chubby guy in his underpants.
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Ten Days of Silent Meditation Will Make You Trip Balls and Lust After Puppies

A Vipassana is a silent prison that you enter of your own free will. You can't talk, read, use your phone, or masturbate, until you've finished ten days of meditating for ten hours each day.
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I Took a Lot of Drugs at a Psychedelic Boot Camp

The African Savannah Transformation Retreat promises to transform people through a combination of starvation, sunshine, and psychedelic drugs. Does it work? There was only one way to find out.
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Ayahuasca Will Make You Cry, Vomit, and Feel Amazing

Ayahuasca, yagé, the truth vine, the madre, or whatever you call it is not only the strongest drug I've ever tried but easily the most powerful experience I've ever had.
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