MeditationProNews (“MProNews”) is a weekly newsletter that explores the People, Places, Events and Trends affecting the World of Meditation and Mindfulness…

Quote of the Week

““Some people are concerned that (meditation) will be secularized to the point that it gets watered down or we’ll lose stuff…

but… if it’s in the school system, if it’s in a business—and people take a pause to just be a little bit kinder or a little bit more attentive…I’m all for it spreading in all these ways.”

— Jack Kornfield

(Article #7)

January 12, 2019

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Nepal's "Buddha Boy" under criminal investigation...
  • Univ. Miami testing mindfulness on U.S. Special Forces...
  • Muse wants to watch you sleep...
  • Practicing mindfulness - L.A.-style...

Stay Tuned as we continue to track the top stories impacting the World of Meditation..!

Kalu Ali, Publisher
kalu@meditationpronews.com

-- This Week's Top10 --

#10 : Shakespeare Would Be Proud…

Inspired by her recent silent retreat at Omega Institute, Beth Wohl created a play called “Small Mouth Sounds” that explores (and pokes some fun) at the experience of silence…

#9 : Death (and Taxes)
The Ultimate Truth…

It’s a New Year…! But that will soon change…

Joan Halifax, abbot and head teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe (New Mexico) reminds us that we all share the common bonds of impermanence and Death. And by reflecting on that truth, we can better cultivate our kindness in each moment…

#8 : An MPro On A Mission…

Local university paper City (at Univ. of London) profiles senior lecturer Dr. Jutta Tobias Mortlock and her recent work within the UK parlaiment to promote mindfulness within the Armed Forces, Police and Emergency Services.

#7 : Like… OMG..!!

Inspired by a visit to the Wellspring mindfulness festival, writer Kelly MacLean explores the “L.A. Mindfulness scene” and how the city has shaped (some might say ‘co-opted’) the modern Mindfulness movement…

#6 : Congratulations,
and Good Luck…

We send best wishes to the newly opened Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia in Atlanta, GA..!

#5 : Is It REALLY Worth It..?

A Business Insider contributor (and novice meditator) writes a detailed review of the Muse2 headband.
Although she describes the device as “pricey” and the sensors as “sometimes fussy”, she appreciated the ability to track multiple options (breathing, heartrate) beyond mere brainwave patterns…

#4 : A (Better) Second Chance…

Created by the National Institute of Corrections a prison-based cognitive-behavior program called “Thinking for a Change” (T4C) is celebrating its first graduates from the Norfolk (Virginia) jail…

#3 : Big Brother Is Watching…

As if a $250 meditation headband isn’t enough… The new Muse Softband (price unknown) can be worn while sleeping to give you accurate statistics on how you slept.

#2 : A Mindful Military…

Psychology Today reports on a study by Dr Amishi Jha at the University of Miami. In the study, warriors were given 8 weeks of Mindfulness-Based Attention Training (MBAT) sessions to see whether mindfulness training could help improve their working memory and ability to focus under extreme pressure.

#1 : Another “Bad Buddhist”
In The Spotlight…

Ram Bhaadur Bomjan, a Nepali guru with an aleged history of bad behavior, is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees…

A Parting Thought

“Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you’re listening.”

– Kelsey Grammer