Quote of the Week

“Mr. Levine is no longer part of the Spirit Rock teaching lineage, no longer enjoys the support of its teachers, and may no longer claim any association or connection with Spirit Rock or Dr. Kornfield. “

— Spirit Rock Meditation Center
(Article #1)

February 23, 2019
(Week 8)

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Noah Levine Gets "disbarred" from teaching meditation...
  • Sharon Salzberg suffers a health emergency...
  • Breethe app shares your personal info. to Facebook...
  • Michelob Ultra and The Big Quiet plans mass meditation at SXSW...

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 : Music, Beer and Meditation…
(What Could Ever Go Wrong..?)

We guess a buzz-worthy SuperBowl commercial ain’t enough…

So, Michelob Ultra is pairing up with NYC-based “The Big Quiet” to host a sunset meditation event at mega-festival South by Southwest (SXSW) this upcoming March 10…

#9 : Dark Side Of The Mind…

Jeffrey H. Bunn, founder of The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group, channels his inner Pick Floyd to assert that the legal profession is “Comfortably Numb” and in need of a little (mindful) TLC…

#8 : “The Unicorn” Goes Virtual (Reality)…

Fresh off it’s billion-dollar valuation, meditation app company Calm releases free versions of its software for the Oculus GO and Gear-VR systems…

#7 : ALERT — Your Privacy is at Risk..!

Users of the Breethe meditation app should be aware that their email addresses and meditation usage is being fed to Facebook – even if you’re NOT a Facebook user…!

#6 : The Future NEEDS Mindfulness…

If there’s ANY concrete evidence that meditation and mindfulness will continue to grow, it lies in this article by BBC News that describes how anxiety and A.D.D. is the new norm for Generation Z (ages 10-24) and Generation Alpha (aged 0-9)…

#5 : The Solution To Income Inequality..?

A study by Barnard College enlisted 1,200 high-school students to engage in “emotion-regulation exercises” before two major biology exams (mid-term and final exams). Students were separated into four groups, and all but one (control) group received some meditation-related intervention.

#4 : Is ‘Busyness’ The New Laziness..?

Rasmus Hougaard – founder of the Potential Project – and Jacqueline Carter (Director, North America) ask business executives a REALLY intrguing question: Is your overactive ‘Busyness’ actually Laziness in disguise..?

#3 : What’s UP with these “Bad Buddhists”…??

As we’re still trying to digest the news of Shabhala leader Sakyong Mipham, Lion’s Roar also reports on the arrest of Sripai Biadnok – who allegedly assaulted two children at the Wat Phrasriratanamahadhatu temple between the years 2000-2002…

#2 : Light A Candle,
Send A Prayer…

We at MProNews were shocked to get an email this morning stating that Sharon Salzberg suffered a major health emergency over the weekend…

As we send our thoughts and prayers out the Ms. Salzberg, you can read a reprint of the email in its entirety at Lion’s Roar…

#1 : The Hammer Falls…

We really thought that Sharon’s health emergency would capture the headline for this week… Until THIS showed up…
We’re still scratching our heads over how someone could get ‘disbarred’ from teaching meditation..!  Nonetheless, Noah Levine is officially on the outs with the Spirit Rock community as well as his original teacher – Jack Kornfield. 
Although first reported by Tricycle magazine, this article in Lion’s Roar (link below) gives greater detail on how Noah Levine was ‘disbarred’ from teaching meditation…

A Parting Thought


“The greatest satisfaction comes not from chasing pleasure and avoiding pain, but from the radical acceptance of life as it is, without fighting and clinging to passing desires.”

― Noah Levine