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Dear Wildmind Subscriber,
Welcome to our latest newsletter. Once again, we bring you a roundup
of recent news-stories about meditation, a book recommendation (actually
it's a CD this month), a quote of the month with commentary by Bodhipaksa
-- and of course news about our forthcoming courses. And we have
news of a whole new section on the Wildmind site.
As the northern-hemisphere autumn turns to winter, many people
find that there's a natural phase of turning inwards. Our courses
can help you to deal more effectively with stress, so that you can
experience more joy and creativity in your life. Make sure you book
your place now so that you can experience the benefits of meditation.
Our next online meditation courses start Monday, December 1.
In this issue:
- New material on Wildmind
- Meditation in the news
- Workshops in New Hampshire and New York
- Give $1 to Wildmind
- Our online courses
- Book of the month
- Quote of the month
New material on Wildmind
With Dharmapriya's permission, we've reproduced the images and
text from the booklet accompanying his yoga CD (see book of the
month). You can check out this extensive guide to Iyengar-style
hatha yoga at http://www.wildmind.org/meditation/yoga/.
Meditation in the news
As always, we've collected together recent news stories concerning
center to incorporate spiritual elements (Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh)
The Woodlands Foundation broke ground Monday on a 2,000-square-foot
meditation center in which architect Tasso Katselas incorporated
what he sees as important elements of spirituality: earth, water,
fire and sky.
say no to 'meditation and music' (ABC News, Denver, CO)
Voters in Denver have soundly rejected what was perhaps the most
ridiculed item on any of the ballots Tuesday -- a measure that would
have required the city to reduce stress.
Goods: Retreats (Spectator, UK)
Most of us have, at some time or another, found ourselves craving
a short period of time away from demanding people -- or, to borrow
another ghastly phrase from the ever-expanding self-help lexicon,
to Stay Relaxed and Calm: Meditation Techniques (About.com)
People who meditate have long known that this practice has positive
health benefits that include improved energy and calmness of mind.
- a Great Way to Build Bridges (ic Northern Ireland)
American actor Michael O'Keefe traded the glitz and glamour of Hollywood
for a cuppa in the Lord Mayor's parlour yesterday. The star of American
sitcom Roseanne is on a 10-day visit to Belfast to host a series
of workshops in Mindfulness, a meditation system based on ancient
Buddhist principles and widely used as a way of coping with stress,
and as a tool in conflict resolution.
on Earth is my priority' (The Telegraph, UK)
David Lynch, known for his nightmarish movies, wants to solve the
world's problems through the gentle art of meditation.
meditate to stay focused (The Minnesota Daily)
Seated on small black cushions on the floor of a small Coffman Union
room, the Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation group settles in for its
weekly meeting at the University. Some sit with legs akimbo. Others
sit with a leg on each side of the cushion. Some hold beads with
their eyes closed, deep in concentration.
for life (Times-Picayune, New Orleans)
It's the great American question: What's the return on my investment?
Stephen Cope sought to answer it on the subject of yoga, putting
the question to 25 of the top yoga and meditation teachers in this
country and Canada in his book "Will Yoga & Meditation Really Change
their place in NH universe (Nashua Telegraph, NH)
Ed Rietman used to drive his wife crazy with his chronic road rage.
It flared every morning when the Nashua physicist battled Route
3 traffic - sometimes for two hours - to get to his job in nearby
Chelmsford. Nowadays, Rietman tools down the right lane during rush
hour, content to travel at whatever pace is set by the car ahead
of him. His philosophy is that he gets there when he gets there.
"I'm completely transformed," he said. Rietman attributes his new
attitude to the Buddhist meditation practice he began five years
has science to do with religion? (Straits Times, Singapore)
"...mystical experience is biologically, observably, and scientifically
Austin Spa Resort, Austin Texas (About.com)
My visit to Lake Austin Spa Resort helped me find something I didn't
realize I had lost. My breath. Living life can take our breath away.
We get so busy, we forget to breathe - or at least how to breathe
well. Our breath becomes shallow and quick. We become out of breath
and don't even know it.
at peace (Miami Herald, Florida)
Five adults gathered in a northeast Miami library one recent evening
to learn a meditation technique that spans centuries and continents,
from India to Aventura, from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to the Beatles.
centre relies on visiting lamas (Montreal Gazette, Canada)
Rigpe Dorje Centre, which has new quarters on Décarie Blvd., is
a haven of Tibetan Buddhist meditation in Montreal.
Daniels finds quiet time with meditation (Rockdale Citizen,
Georgia Tech running back P.J. Daniels has used meditation to become
the leading rusher in the ACC and only the sixth player in school
history to rush for 1,000 yards.
classes introduce State College to Buddhism (Penn State Collegian,
Penn State students, faculty and local residents were able to get
an introduction to Buddhist culture and meditation this weekend.
Forthcoming workshops with Bodhipaksa
in New Hampshire and New York