“Meditation enables us to step back and seek connection with one’s self and with one’s ultimate reality, which is God… It’s a deeply spiritual path.”
— Joe Phelps
This Week’s Highlights:
Stay Tuned as we continue to track the top stories impacting the World of Meditation..!
Here is a perfect example of of person who just doesn’t “get it”..!
Steph Athanasopoulos was practicing Transcendental Meditation while riding a public train. When the conductor came by and asked for her ticket, Steph literally IGNORED the conductor and made the lady wait six minutes until Steph’s meditation timer went off.
Kudos to the conductor who was mindful enough to wait through this display of arrogance without escalating the situation further..!
Tech startup Fictive Kin wants to create a daily “meditation mob”… Their app, named Tap In, will prompt users everyday at 3pm Eastern Standard Time for a 10-minute group meditation session led by a teacher. The app is designed to touch upon current events (for example: International Womens Day) and will also allow users to write a note at the end of each session.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For those who use Insight Timer, this type of group meditation is already very familiar since members of various I.T. groups have been synchronizing their meditations for years.
Hmmm… Would you want a slightly snarky chatbot with a penchant for Millenial-lingo helping YOU through your mental and emotional challenges…?
You would..??? Er… OK… Then “Woebot” is the virtual therapist for you..! Woebot is free and available on the iPhone, iPad and Android.
(Just be sure to check in with a real human from time to time…)
This excellent article by ‘Best in Australia’ points to a future where physical universities no longer exist and (surprise!) educators will stop focusing on cramming facts & figures into each student’s head…
Rather, the focus will shift to mental health and mindfulness throughout the entire learning process…
Interesting… A study of 400+ university students concluded that meditation was effective against student anxiety.
However, researchers also concluded that performing the same meditation exercise… day after day… week afer week… caused 80% of participants to drop-out at the one-year mark.
“Science and mindfulness complement each other in helping people to eat well and maintain their health and well-being.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh