Quote of the Week

“Thay’s health has been remarkably stable, and he is continuing to receive Eastern treatment and acupuncture,”

— Sister True Dedication
(Article #1)

January 26, 2019
(Week 4)

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Thich Nhat Hanh says: "My TIME isn't up yet..!"
  • Yuval Noah thanks Vipassana for his ability to think deeply...
  • NYC hosts first ever gathering of Black Buddhists...
  • Uber offers free in-ride meditations to its members...

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 : Even Rich People Have Issues…

Yale University professors go the the World Economic Forum (in Davos, Switzerland) to discuss “the cognitive biases that lead us to make bad choices” as well as “the relationship between moral decision-making and happiness”…

#9 : He Did WHAT..?

Calm meditation app has pulled its advertising dollars from the Ben Shapiro show after he read the company’s advertising notes LIVE while podcasting at an anti-abortion rally…

#8 : Haka-Haka-OM..!

Our congrats go out to New Zealand teacher Jase Te Patu who’s helping Maori kids find inner peace – and pride in their heritage – through his program, M3 Mindfulness for Children.

#7 : Powered By Insight…

Yuval Noah is considered one of the greatest thinkers of our age… So it’s truly inspiring to hear him credit Vipassana meditation as the source of his “focus, peace and insight”…

#6 : Another Move On The Chessboard…

First, it was Canadian sports fans… Now, Headspace is giving out free subscriptions to college students and staff members…

#5 : Just Sit There And Be Quiet..

You’ll never have to talk to that “too friendly” driver anymore… Now, you can access Calm meditations from within the UBER app to relax and rejuvenate between destinations…

#4 : A (Really) Interesting Discussion…

Mindful magazine Editor-in-Chief Barry Boyce talks with UCSF professor (and law expert) Rhonda Magee on how mindfulness can impact issues of social justice and inclusivity…

#3 : Fight The Power..!
(With Peace)

At the first-ever gathering of Buddhist teachers of black African descent, held at New York’s Union Theological Seminary, two panels of leading Buddhist teachers took questions about what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today.

#2 : Buyer Beware…

John Torous and others at the American Psychiatric Association are sounding the alarm bell on wellness apps that are targeted to treat various medical conditions.
These apps are NOT regulated and – as a result – are not required to deliver any real benefits. So, the association has proposed a set of standards and published a 5-step evaluation model to determine the overall quality of each app.

#1 : TIME Jumps The Gun…

If you don’t already know, Thich Nhat Hanh is in Vietnam, spending his final days in quiet respite… So, TIME magazine offers this touching and poignant recap of his life and impact on our world…

UPDATE: “I’m still here”… An article by Lion’s Roar magazine sets the record straight. “Thay” is in stable health despite being confined to a wheelchair…

A Parting Thought

“You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh