Meditation Battle League
Eric is the Co-Commissioner of the Meditation Battle League (MBL), a meditation competition where players where EEG headsets and compete “head-to-head” to “put their practice to the test.” While it sounds counter-intuitive, the MBL is about giving meditators a chance to practice meditating while under pressure. Competitors battle in an audio “arena” soundscape such as Traffic, Office, Playground, while ambient background sounds play. With the players’ brainwaves being projected on a screen between them, as one takes the lead, in the speaker nearest them, sounds such as a firetruck in the Traffic Arena, or a fax machine in the Office Arena play loudly in an effort to distract them. At the end of the time period, the meditator with the most time in a “meditative” state (as determined by the algorithm) wins.