I suggest reading through my experiments and seeing if there are any practices you would like to replicate, but here are my general guidelines:
- Choose an ancient wisdom tradition that is at least 500 years old and still surviving in some form. I use the term “surviving” loosely, but try to choose something that exists in some institutional form today.
- Research 1-2 practices that you can reasonably perform on a daily or weekly basis over a period of 1-2 months.
- Collect some literature from the chosen tradition and study the particular topic.
- Maintain some sort of journal or notebook so that you can reflect on your experience and record any questions, problems, or benefits you have incurred.
I am considering developing a course where I help people set up their own ancient wisdom experiments. If interested, please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.