Dear Wildmind Subscriber,
Welcome to our latest newsletter. As usual, we bring you a round-up of the latest international news on meditation -- including an article about Wildmind's work -- as well as news of Wildmind's meditation courses. Enjoy!
In this issue:
- Meditation in the news
- Three new translations of our site now available
- Support our translation project
- Quote of the month
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Meditation in the News
Oct 31 Putting meditation to work (Montreal Gazette).
Now mainstream. Professionals learn to quiet their minds, balance their lives
Oct 27 Neuroscience meeting draws fire over Dalai Lama lecture (Nature).
Oct 26 Dalai Lama to discuss clinical benefits of meditation (Dominican Today, dominican Republic). Conference addresses western medicine & society's embrace of meditation.
Oct 26 transcendental Meditation (Star tribune, Minnesota). transcendental meditation (TM) is a mental technique for increasing awareness in two 20-minute meditation periods a day.
Oct 26 With Meditation Yoga, stress is all in the mind (The Moscow Times). If Moscow is stressing you out, the Sahaja Yoga meditation group has a solution.
Oct 26 Meditation can make workplaces safer (National Nine News, Australia). Just 10 minutes a day of intensive meditation could make workers more productive and workplaces safer, a meditation company says.
Oct 26 Scientists boycott Dalai Lama (Stanford Daily). Critics say that a religious leader has no place at a scientific conference.
Oct 25 Meditation room promotes workplace wellness (The Chronicle-Journal, Canada). Confederation College students and staff have a new place to escape noise, stress and even the ever-present cellphone.
Oct 24 Meditation centre opens at college (Thunder Bay's Source, Ontario). A new initiative was unveiled Monday at Confederation College aimed at helping staff and students find serenity.
Oct 24 Meditation in the midst of mayhem (The Spectator, Wisconsin)
Massages, learning ways to relax helpful in combating stress that can affect students' health
Oct 22 Local researcher stands by Dalai Lama (The Capital Times, Wisconsin). A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher is defending a speaking invitation extended to the Dalai Lama to a convention of neuroscientists.
Oct 20 Dalai Lama's planned meditation talk upsets scientists (Bangkok Post). Plans by the Dalai Lama to talk about Buddhist meditation have triggered a protest by scientists.
Oct 20 Some MHCC staffers open their minds to meditation (The Oregonian). Mt. Hood Community College teachers and staff meet to meditate twice weekly.
Oct 19 Yogic flyers plan palace (Globe and Mail, Toronto). The spiritual guru who taught the Beatles the art of transcendental meditation is planning an international peace palace on two islands off Nova Scotia, where followers will practice yogic flying to promote global peace.
Oct 18 Scientists bridle at lecture plan for Dalai Lama (NY Times). The Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet who is revered as a spiritual teacher, is at the center of a scientific controversy.
Oct 18 Meditation for the masses (Portsmouth Herald, NH). "Bodhipaksa, a Buddhist teacher and author, runs a Web-based Buddhist meditation site, www.wildmind.org."
Oct 13 Breathing technique helps relieve stress (The Daily, Washington). Suffering from headaches, upset stomachs, insomnia? No guarantee, but change the way you breathe, and it might spell "relief."
Oct 10 From Twin Peaks to inner peace (Globe and Mail, Toronto). American filmmaker David Lynch, best known for creating anxiously entertaining rides through the darker recesses of human psychology, is in the midst of a university tour across the United States to promote the calming benefits of transcendental Meditation.
Oct 10 Meditation that comes with a kick (Telegraph, UK). It's the latest fitness craze among the Hollywood A-list, and helped Jennifer Aniston through her divorce.
Oct 7 Weezer's reluctant star had to be pushed to make hit CD (The Plain Dealer). Group's star practices vipassana meditation.
Oct 4 Right to peace and quiet for meditation (The National). A complaint about a noisy evangelical church.
Oct 2 David Lynch to speak at the Majestic Theatre (Berkeley Beacon). Director of Blue Velvet, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive will lecture on creativity and mediation
Oct 1 Attachment and meditation (Scoop, New Zealand).
Meditation cannot truly begin until the mind/brain lets go of everything.
Oct 1 Lying down on the job (News.com.au, Australia). Taking the time to chill out in your busy working day can reap multiple benefits for workers and their employers.
Three new translations of our site now available
We're delighted to announce that two Chinese translations (in simplified and traditional text) and a Russian translation are now available. The generous contributions of donors to our translation fund have helped to make this possible. The new sites are at:
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible. We will be adding more material to the Russian and Chinese sites over the next few weeks.
MP3's available on our online store
We're pleased to announce that all of our CDs are
available as MP3 downloads in our meditation
supplies store, either as individual tracks or as complete
We even have available Bodhipaksa's new CD, Guided
Meditations for Busy People. It's available right now!