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Wildmind Meditation News

Jan 10, 2011

‘Vedanta and yoga perfect match for certain American values’

There has always been a pervasive but undocumented feeling that Indian philosophy, as manifest in Vedanta on the intellectual plain and yoga on the physical plain, has very significantly influenced the West in general and America in particular. That feeling now finds a meticulously constructed scholastic endorsement in the form of an important new book.

Author Philip Goldberg’s ‘American Veda – From Emerson to the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West’ (Harmony Books, 398 pages, $26) [available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk] offers a comprehensive account of the inroads made by Indian philosophy since the early 19th century.

‘The combination of Vedanta and Yoga was a perfect match for certain American values: freedom of choice and …

Wildmind Meditation News

Oct 05, 2009

A Buddhist, Plain and Simple

Tim Brownson, a qualified Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and certified Hypnotherapist, interviewed Bodhipaksa for his blog, The Discomfort Zone.

The interview covered many topics, from whether we should deal with blood-sucking insects in a non-violent way, to whether it’s a bad thing to be angry about some of the things that are going on in the world. Here’s an extract:

Bodhipaksa: I draw a distinction between anger and ill will, and try not to cross that line. Anger is just passionate energy in pursuit of some end, while ill will is a desire to hurt someone. You see ill will expressed in insults, name-calling, lying, willful distortions of what someone’s saying, etc. I think it’s fine to be passionate, but

Priyamitra

Jun 24, 2009

“To Buy Or Not To Buy,” by April Lane Benson, PhD

To Buy Or Not To Buy. April Lane Benson.A new book offers help to those caught up in the painful compulsion to over-shop, from advice on how to untangle the financial mess that results from living beyond one’s means, to exercises for uncovering the unmet needs that drive the addiction to over-consume.

“For every Imelda Marcos — who fled the Philippines leaving behind more than three thousand pairs of shoes — there are countless unknown overshoppers: a businessman whose collection of fountain pens has grown obsessive; a language teacher whose closets are stuffed with unworn, still-tagged garments; a waitress who’s succumbed to the Jewelry Television Network.”

April Lane Benson, PhD has written a self-help book that …

Hazel Colditz

Apr 13, 2009

“Jake Fades” by David Guy

Jake Fades, by David GuyAs Buddhist ideas become more commonly known in the west, they increasingly pervade art and literature. Reviewer Hazel Colditz, herself a Buddhist and artist, was impressed by David Guy’s new novel of impermanence, Jake Fades.

Author David Guy is a teacher and writing instructor residing in North Carolina. A graduate of Duke and author of several books, he reviews books for newspapers and is a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

Jake Fades is a novel of impermanence. It is a simple yet enriching read based on the day-to-day lives of two main characters: Jake, an aging teacher of life, and Hank, his sidekick and student. Jake’s mission in …