Dear Wildmind Subscriber,
Welcome to our latest newsletter. As usual, we bring you a round-up of the latest international news on meditation -- with reports of meditation being used to help quit smoking, deal with post-partum depression, and deal with chronic pain -- as well as news of Wildmind's meditation courses. And once again we have a quote of the month, with commentary by Bodhipaksa. We apologize for there being no book review this month. Even meditation teachers can get too busy to read!
In this issue:
- Our next online meditation courses start Monday, October 3.
- Meditation in the news.
- Support our translation project.
Our next online meditation courses start next Monday, October 3.
Meditating has been shown in clinical studies to improve both mental and physical health. If you've ever been curious to find out more about
meditation's powerful potential for reducing stress, staying healthy,
and for encouraging conscious relaxation, sign up for one of our
These four-week courses offer a content-rich experience and interactive 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 September courses will be led by Sinhendra,
an accomplished teacher who is part of the team at Dharmavastu
Buddhist Study Center in northwest England. Sinhendra has a background in theatre arts, and has done
post-graduate study in the history of ideas.
Our next online meditation courses -- from all
levels from beginners onwards -- start Monday, Oct 3. Make
sure you book
your place now.
Meditation in the News
Sep 29 Buddhist group therapy: A temple-stay program delves into the self (JoongAng Daily, S. Korea) -
Temple program offers unique mixture of meditation, sightseeing, hiking, worshiping, and most of all, group therapy.
Sep 29 Quitting smoking through meditation (Versus.com) - Meditation is growing in popularity as yet another option available to those who wish to quit smoking.
Sep 27 Exercise is effective way to deal with stress (Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee) -
Miltary wife discusses stress-reduction strategies.
Sep 26 Film director wants to bring meditation to schools (Here & Now - audio) -
Lynch has started a foundation designed to bring TM into the nation's schools.
Sep 23 Beyond standard pain relievers (Newswise) -
The September issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource explores alternative ways to manage chronic pain.
Sep 21 The sound of silence (Kathmandu Post, Nepal) - "My early meditation attempts were more about curiosity rather than conscience."
Sep 20 Dalai Lama's visit creates a buzz (Austin American-Statesman, Texas) -
Thousands will pack Erwin Center to hear Tibetan head of state speak.
Sep 19 Meditation eases baby birth blues (Warrnambool Standard, Australia) -
Meditation helped a Warrnambool father live with postnatal depression twice.
Sep 15 Down time (Hartford Advocate, Connecticut) -
How a 10-day course of Vipassana meditation has changed the lives of prisoners in India and the United States
Sep 14 The art of meditation (Houston Chronicle, Texas) -
Rothko Chapel offers series to help find inner peace
Sep 13 Q&A: Doctor offers meditation as way to tame stress (Michigan Live) -
You may have a mind that is full, but is it mindful?
Sep 9 Caution for children doing meditation (All Headline News) -
Some child-health experts are cautioning that, until more is known, meditation shouldn't be touted as a cure-all for stressed-out, hyperactive or underperforming kids.
Sep 8 transformation as healing (Science and Theology News) -
According to Karl Peters, understanding spiritual transformation is much more than just an academic pursuit.
Sep 6 Stunning news of a tumor serendipitously discovered (New York Times) -"Practices like meditation ... can improve quality of life for people with a variety of diseases, in part by reducing depression, pain and anxiety."
Sep 5 It's cool to be calm (Los Angeles Times) -
Meditation can help kids focus, but does it have health benefits?
Sep 5 Calgarians protest Chinese government (CFCN, Calgary) -
Falun Gong practitioners and supporters in Calgary held a live re-enactment Sunday, of torture methods they say are used in China against citizens who practice the "art."
Sep 4 Dalai Lama & scientists at Mind & Life Institute conference (Press Release) -
Dalai Lama will join acclaimed speakers from the scientific and contemplative communities to discuss science and clinical applications of meditation.
Sep 3 If meditation is good, God makes it better (New Scientist) -
Those practising spiritual meditation were more relaxed and better able to withstand pain than people performing secular meditation, a new study finds
Sep 2 Spiritual meditation 'may reduce pain' (The Telegraph, UK) -
Meditation makes people more relaxed and able to withstand pain if it has a spiritual basis, say scientists.
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