How to upgrade a Drupal 6 website to Drupal 8 (how to try)

I’m currently trying to upgrade a Drupal 6 website to Drupal 8, but the process has been slow-going so far. I’ll explain the problems and workarounds in this article as I learn them.

So far I have been able to get a Drupal 6 website with 7,000+ nodes and 18,000+ URL aliases converted to the point that I can now see all of the old blog posts on the Drupal 8 site, and I’ve also started theming the Drupal 8 website.

Meditation as a sport

I may not be a Buddhist -- I have a real problem with the word “suffering” at the very least -- I enjoy reading texts to learn how to meditate better. Last year I read this stuff on “treating meditation as a sport or game”, and it made a difference in my practice. It comes from a book named, Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha. (If you don’t want to buy the book, the author has made the PDF freely available.)