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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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Reading
Reading
Reading / science
The Unbearable Lightness of Sleeping
The Unbearable Lightness of Sleeping
Reading / science

What is the dream incubation technique? How can you rewrite what happens in a nightmare? And why might sleeping too much be problematic?

Dariusz Kuźma

Magazine / society
Are You Sleepwalking Now?
Are You Sleepwalking Now?
Magazine / society

Given how little control we have of our wandering minds, how can we cultivate real mental autonomy?

Thomas Metzinger

Magazine / society
Walking Meditation Exercises for Spring
Walking Meditation Exercises for Spring
Magazine / society

The spring weather can be enjoyed mindfully. A meditation teacher suggests five walking meditation exercises.

Maria Górz

Reading / society
Dukkha
Dukkha
Reading / society

An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how the path to liberation is, in fact, quite ordinary – in the third part of our new series about Buddhism.

Juliusz Strachota

Reading / society
How Was I Supposed to Not Know?
How Was I Supposed to Not Know?
Reading / society

An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how he chose which school to follow – in the second part of our new series about Buddhism.

Juliusz Strachota

Reading / society
The Most Important Tree in the World
The Most Important Tree in the World
Reading / society

An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how it all began – in the first part of our new series about Buddhism.

Juliusz Strachota

Magazine / society
Subtle Cardio
Subtle Cardio
Magazine / society

Our brains and hearts are synchronized with one another. By calming our mind, we can also relieve the physical symptoms of stress.

Jakub Bas

Magazine / society
Revolutionary Stillness
Revolutionary Stillness
Magazine / society

In a chaotic society where work, success and profit reign supreme, the act of meditation may prove to be revolutionary.

Marcin Polak

Reading / society
Summer Meditations
Summer Meditations
Reading / society

A psychologist outlines four meditation exercises for the summer months.

Julia E. Wahl

Magazine / science
There Is No Spoon
There Is No Spoon
Magazine / science

The teachings of the Buddha (and the writing of secular journalist Robert Wright) can help us understand how to free ourselves from the captivity of the brain.

Aleksandra Reszelska

Magazine / science
Are We Morally Obligated to Meditate?
Are We Morally Obligated to Meditate?
Magazine / science

A growing body of neuroscience research shows that meditation can make us better to each other.

Sigal Samuel

Magazine / society
This Incredible Meditation Will Help Solve Your Existential Dread
This Incredible Meditation Will Help Solve Your Existential Dread
Magazine / society

Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.

Scotty Hendricks

Reading / society
Meditation During Quarantine
Meditation During Quarantine
Reading / society

The director of the Polish Mindfulness Association talks about feelings of helplessness and fear during the current health epidemic, and how meditation might provide some respite.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / society
Awaken Your Inner Dolphin
Awaken Your Inner Dolphin
Magazine / society

Free-diving has been practised since at least the Mesolithic Era. Today’s free-divers enjoy the peace and relaxation that holding one’s breath underwater brings.

Nina Harbuz

Magazine / society
Holy Silence
Holy Silence
Magazine / society

Sometimes, our modern lives become cluttered with too much psychological noise. That’s when it’s nice to step away, perhaps to a convent, for a silent retreat.

Aleksandra Kozłowska

Magazine / society
Culinary Meditation
Culinary Meditation
Magazine / society

On lazy days – when you want to cook without effort and take time to read or day-dream – it’s good to know some methods for kitchen action with no action at all.

Monika Kucia

Reading / feuilleton
Meditations of a Lazybones
Reading / feuilleton

A lazybones presents his political manifesto for... laziness.

Wojciech Mann

Magazine / society
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Magazine / society

A psychologist outlines four meditation exercises for the autumn months.

Julia E. Wahl

Reading / society
The Science of the Non-Existing Self
The Science of the Non-Existing Self
Reading / society

50 years ago, the study of meditation was laughed at by mainstream Western psychologists. We recount how non-dual awareness has become a growing area of serious scientific study.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / society
Five Spring Meditations
Five Spring Meditations
Reading / society

A psychologist outlines five meditation exercises for the spring months.

Julia E. Wahl

Magazine / society
Prana, or the Subtle Life Force
Prana, or the Subtle Life Force
Magazine / society

The Siddhas referred to the basic energy underlying all activities, both physical and mental, as ‘prana’, or subtle life force.

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

Magazine / society
How Can You Acquire Vast Knowledge of Traditional Kriya Yoga?
How Can You Acquire Vast Knowledge of Traditional Kriya Yoga?
Magazine / society

Kriya Yoga seminars are constantly organized in Europe and across the world. One of them will be held in Poland this autumn. During the weekend seminar, participants will learn the five-fold path of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga.

Reading / society
How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
Reading / society

“The power of egoism is so strong, that we constantly forget who we truly are: pure being and consciousness.”

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

Magazine / society
Two Meditations for the Summer
Two Meditations for the Summer
Magazine / society

A psychologist outlines two meditation exercises for the summer months.

Julia E. Wahl