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

“…it could be argued that (Jack) Dorsey is not properly following the Vipassana teachings; at least not the ones I was exposed to…”

— Holly Rigby

January 5, 2019

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Teaching mindfulness in the middle of a war zone...
  • Testing the Meditation Effect...
  • Two experts on meditation and psychedelics...
  • Ireland politicians begin mindfulness classes...

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

Kalu Ali, Publisher
kalu@meditationpronews.com

The Top Ten

#10 : A Mantra a Day…

Although it’s not focused exclusively on meditation, Meditation Games aims to provide a quick (5-minute) relaxing escape with “…an accompanying text as a meditation, distraction, lesson, or inspiration for that day.”

#9 : Become Invincible
(Against Germs…)

Funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a study of 390 adults aged 30-69 explored how meditation could intervene during flu season…

#8 : Does He Really ‘Get It’..?

London academy school teacher (and meditation enthusiast) Holly Rigby expresses her thoughts within The Guardian about Jack Dorsey, Myanmar and the core teachings of Vipassana…

#7 :Politicians Are
The New Priests

In Ireland, politicians seem to have taken the place of priests, as constituents now come to them with their problems and pains.
In response, meditation classes are being offered to help politicians stay calm and compassionate through each encounter…

#6 : Wisdom From ‘Uncle Jack’…

Start the New Year with instructions from Jack Kornfield on how to make your meditation practice a daily lifestyle…

#5 : Testing the Meditation Effect…

A major initiative is underway… Throughout 2019, The Meditation Effect aims to recruit a million meditators in an effort to reduce gun violence in three US cities (Austin, TX, Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA)…

#4 : You Want Some Mindfulness
With Your Cheesesteak..?

Philly.com interviews Michael Baime, Executive Director of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Center for Mindfulness and Due Quach, CEO of Calm Clarity, a corporate mindfulness training company…

#3: #MUI Veterans…

As MProNews continues to monitor the trend of MUI (i.e. ‘Meditating Under the Influence’), we’re happy to highight a conversation between two leading authorities in this subject – Daniel Pinchbeck (author of ‘Breaking Open the Head’) and Allan Badiner (author of ‘Zig Zag Zen’)…

#2 : Use Your Head…
Solve a Problem…
(Duh..!!)

Four Engineering professors (who have a thing for Mindfulness) break down the “mechanics” of divergent thinking and how mindfulness can help bolster this important faculty…

#1 : A True ‘MPro Hero’…

Paula Ramirez, founder of Breathe International, is in the spotlight for her efforts to bring mindfulness to women survivors of gender-based violence in war-torn Sudan…

A Parting Thought

“We come to meditation to learn how not to act out the habitual tendencies we generally live by – those actions that create suffering for ourselves and others, and get us into so much trouble. “

— Sharon Salzberg