Digital Journal: In the hope of increased innovation, Google is offering its employees meditation and mindfulness courses, CNBC reported September 20th. According to their article, “Ommmm! How Silicon Valley values meditation,” Google’s “Search Inside Yourself” course has been taken by more than 1,000 employees and currently has more than 400 on the waiting list, and is geared towards teaching emotion management which could ultimately increase productivity and creativity. Programme creator Chade-Meng Tan commented, “There are people who came to me that say they got promotions because they came to my class, people who say they feel a lot better physically, mentally and emotionally,…
Review: ‘Garden of the Heart’ — Japanese meditation scenery in La Serena
Igor I. Solar, Digital Journal:
La Serena – “Kokoro No Niwa” (Japanese meaning Garden of the Heart) is a delightful scenic park with carefully manicured lawns, winding paths and trees, ponds and bridges, teahouse and miniature islands, pagodas and rock lanterns, located in La Serena, Chile.
City of La Serena
Founded in 1544 on ocean terraces just south of the point where the Elqui River flows into the Pacific Ocean, the city of La Serena is Chile’s second oldest urban settlement (the oldest is Santiago, the capital, founded in 1541). Now, home to some 170,000 inhabitants, and preserving distinct memories of Spanish colonial architectural heritage, is one…
Buddha Weekly Reports on Meditation Techniques for People with Unsettled Minds, Buddha’s Birthday and Zen Skateboarding
Digital Journal: Toronto, ON (PRWEB)
Buddha Weekly celebrates Wesak, the Buddha’s Birthday, with a profile on the most celebrated Buddhist holiday around the world, and the important of keeping precepts and acting with loving kindness. In the same issue, the magazine covers unconventional meditation techniques for the active monkey mind, including walking, standing and skateboarding.
“Meditation Techniques for People with Unsettled Monkey Minds”
Coping with the Monkey Mind—a Buddhist term indicating “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable”—is one of the biggest obstacles to meditation and mindfulness practice in Buddhism.
The monkey mind disturbs peaceful reflection and creates endless obstacles to…
Peter Amato urges educators to introduce meditation practices to benefit students in many ways
Digital Journal: There is no denying that children today are faced with cumbersome challenges. Fierce competition. Social media pressure. Bullying. Ever-changing technology. Rampant violence. And so much more never imagined years ago.
School districts and private schools across the country offer a variety of tools to make learning easier and help children cope with the world around them. Yet there is a proven method to aid kids in reducing stress, avoiding self destructive activities, and finding inner peace that is not being employed to great extent. Meditation.
In the wake of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and the shootings…