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

“71-year-old William Llyod Karelis (has been) arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust.”

— Boulder Police Department
(Article #2)

February 2, 2019

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Conservatives wage war against meditation in the classroom...
  • Shambhala Task Force dissolves without final report...
  • Omega Institute offers $1Million in scholarships...
  • Shambhala meditation teacher arrested for pedophila...

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 : Whisper While You Watch The Game…

Everybody loves ASMR (…if you don’t know it, look it up!)… And Michelob taps into this trend with the absolutely beautiful Zoe Kravitz for a 45-second journey into beer-inspired nirvana..!

#9 : A Rose By Any Other Name…

“Don’t Mess With Our Breath..!” That’s the message from India when the prestigious journal Scientific America tried to re-label the age old practice of Pranayama as “cardiac coherence breathing”…

#8 : You May Know It,
But, Can You TEACH It..?

As we like to say at MProNews, “The proof is in the practice..!” So, it saddens us to read about Jessica Mehring undergoing a negative “hard-sell” experience as she attempts to deepen her knowledge and experience with meditation…

#7 : Just In Time For V-Day…

EliteDaily talks to CalExotics’ resident sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt, to ‘get the skinny’ on the OTHER favorite activity to do by yourself…

#6 : Courage Under Fire…

After the 2016 sniper attack in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it’s great to see that 150 police officers receive mindfulness training.
As Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata asserts: “…mindfulness training is a good way to keep officers thinking clearly in a world that can now instantly judge them.”

#5 : Calling All (Serious) Meditators…

Mega-meditation center Omega Institute has just announced a $1Million scholarship program, providing access to over 80 workshops.
The George Kaufman Endowed Scholarship, named after Omega’s former General Counsel and Board Chair, will become available February 8 and the weeks that follow…

#4 : Second Career,
Second Chance…

He was once a powerful advocate for prosecuting #MeToo criminals… Until he resigned after being accused of physically abusing four women…

Now former New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has graduated from a teacher’s certification class from The Path, a meditation center in New York City.

#3 : Where’s The Beef..?

Things that make you go “Hmmm”… The Shambhala Transition Task Force dissolves itself without publishing a final report which was originally due in early January…
Duties now go to an 88 member “independent body of volunteers” to clean up the (alleged) mess that leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche made…

#2 : Things Were Worse Than We Thought…

More bad news for the Shambhala organization… At Colorado-based Shambhala Mountain Center, 71-year-old former teacher William Llyod Karelis has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor.

#1 : Holy War..!

Pretty clever (almost)… By defining mindfulness as a purely religious activity (and ignoring Secular Mindfulness altogether), the ACLJ is looking to end-run attempts to expand mindfulness within America’s school systems…

A Parting Thought

“When we have peace, then we have a chance to save the planet. But if we are not united in peace, if we do not practice mindful consumption, we cannot save our planet.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh