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Your Mind" ($75)
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Course Schedule for Spring 2005
Remember to plan ahead if you're interested in
taking one of our courses. You can sign up for any course at any
Courses start on the following dates:
2, 2005 (Mon)
Seven Great Reasons
to take a meditation course online:
- Personal attention: In your
online journal you'll have an ongoing practice discussion
with your teacher, who will give you encouragement and personal
feedback based on many years' experience of meditation.
- Depth: As you reflect in your
journal, get feedback, and gain insights from learning new
practices, you'll take your meditation practice to a new level
- Quality: Access to outstanding
written and audiovisual materials online.
- Support: You'll benefit from
the discipline of a structured four-week course.
- Convenience: Log on when you
want, fitting classes into your schedule when it's convenient.
- Flexibility: Download audio
files that will guide you through meditation at any time.
- Availability: There are many
opportunities each year to take a course. See the dates above
Dear Wildmind Subscriber,
This month's news stories on meditation (see below)
include reports on the ways in which meditation is being successfully
incorporated into psychotherapy. Meditation has been shown to
be effective in treating depression, stress, and many other conditions
by "decreasing preoccupation with one's own suffering and
In addition it's been shown that meditation can
bring health benefits by lowering blood pressure, boosting immune
function, and reducing heart disease risk: an amazing collection
of benefits from one simple practice.
If you've ever been curious to find out more about
these powerful techniques for reducing stress, staying healthy,
and for learning conscious relaxation, sign up for one of our
convenient online meditation courses. These four-week courses
offer a rich experience, with online readings, guided meditations
in MP3 and RealAudio format that you can download to your computer,
a discussion forum, and personal attention in your online journal.
And you have access to all these things 24/7.
Our courses are suitable for anyone from complete beginners to
more experienced practitioners. You'll learn powerful techniques
for reducing stress and developing patience, relaxation, and calmness
in a friendly and supportive environment.
Our May courses will be led by Bodhipaksa, the Buddhist teacher
and author who is the founder of Wildmind.
Our next online meditation courses -- from all
levels from beginners onwards -- start Monday, May 2. Make
sure you book
your place now.
In this issue:
- Meditation in the news
- Bodhipaksa's book launched in U.S.
- Support our translation project
- Quote of the month
- Book of the month
Meditation in the news
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April 26 Meditation
helpful in psychotherapy; study (WebIndia)
Meditation is now being incorporated into psychotherapeutic practice
and combined with other healing traditions, reports the Harvard
Mental Health Letter.
April 21 Tibetan
Buddhist monk to share thoughts at local event on finding joy
(Akron Leader, Ohio)
"The source of joy is compassion and loving kindness," Rinpoche
said. "We need to be trained in our mind how to develop a sense
of loving to all beings."
April 19 Knowing
when to log off (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Wired campuses may be causing 'information overload'
April 19 Wallace
sees common ground between Buddhist introspection and Western
science (Brown Daily Herald)
Alan Wallace, one of the preeminent Western scholars of Tibetan
Buddhism, stressed the importance of introspection as a mode of
academic inquiry in the first annual Mary Interlandi '05 Lecture
on Contemplative Studies on Monday night.
April 18 Meditation
becoming part of some psychotherapy practices (Newswise)
Meditation is now being incorporated into psychotherapeutic practice
and combined in surprising ways with other healing traditions,
the April issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter reports.
April 13 Mind
Matters: Meditation has profound benefits for physical, mental
health (Marco Island Eagle, Florida)
"Having just returned from a week of intensive training in
how to teach meditation, I am eager to share my enthusiasm and
some of what I learned."
April 11 Handling
stress hard work, but worth it (London Free Press, Canada)
Stress management training can reduce levels of depression and
emotional distress, as well as improve markers of cardiovascular
risk, in patients with heart disease.
April 11 Most
older adults use alternative medicine (Reuters)
More than 70 percent of adults aged 50 or older use some type
of alternative therapy, such as herbal medicine, meditation, or
seeing a chiropractor, according to new study findings.
April 10 Meditation
and pressures at college (New Kerala, India)
Does the college experience damage the brain? The Maharishi University
of Management in Iowa has set out to answer this question by creating
a new system called Brain Integration Report Card.
April 9 New
gay men's meditation group forming (Out in America)
The group's goal is to cultivate and support the lives of gay
men who wish to live more mindful and spiritual lives through
April 7 Tiger
by the Tail (Missoula Independent)
"Can Buddhism and business get along?" An article mentioning
a paper written by Bodhipaksa and published by Business Ethics
April 4 Objects
for Meditation (Sun-Herald, Australia)
Shivers of delight: William Yang offers a string of small pleasures.
April 3 A
Meditation on Taxes, and Bad Karma (New York Times)
For now, the modest site of the World Buddhist Chan Jing Center
here can't compare with the plans of the Dharmakaya Buddhist center
just up the road, which hopes to build a $23 million hermitage,
retreat and meditation center over in Cragsmoor.
April 2 Meditation
aids mandala work (Orange Central Western Daily, Australia)
The sand mandala is an intricate artwork created from coloured
sand which will take the monks six days to finish before it is
swept away to symbolise the impermanence of all things.
April 1 Objects
for Meditation (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia)
So many films and theatre shows bombard the senses these days
but William Yang's Objects for Meditation takes pause and invites
Bodhipaksa's book launched in U.S.
We're delighted to announce that Bodhipaksa's book
on meditation, Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation,
is available in US bookstores. Wildmind will lead you through
simple exercises from the Buddhist tradition that help you to
attain greater calmness, joy, and love of life.
Wildmind is available through Amazon.com
at a price of $12.89.