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

“We don’t want to raise generations of children who are what we call snowflakes, who are wrapped in cotton wool, who never take a risk, who never are adventurous…”

— Dr Kevin Donnelly
(Article #1)

March 9, 2019

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Education 'experts' say that mindfulness is 'for sissies'...
  • Meditation center launches lawsuit in federal court...
  • Dalai Lama is on TIME magazine's cover...
  • Aetna's mindfulness exhibit is a smash hit...

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 : Imagine Doing This In America…

The touristy island of Bali, Indonesia recently celebrated it “Day of Silence” festival where Hindus on the island are expected to stay at home for 24 hours and self-reflect.

Non-Hindus, tourists – and their cars – are also asked to participate by staying indoors for the island’s annual shutdown.

#9 : Third Time’s The Charm…

Maybe in response to the HUGE mistake in pronouncing Thich Nhat Hanh’s imminent death, TIME magazine is featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama on its cover this month…

#8 : Looking For Peace,
In A Hostile World…

A-type personalities (outgoing, driven, aggressive) have powered American progress for centuries… But in today’s hyper-active society, many A-types are burning out and looking for ways to temper their drive.

So, it’s no surprise that Buddhism – with its emphasis on peace, detachment and stillness, is offering A-types a new and refreshing point-of-view…

#7 : Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight…

This is SO cute..! Nestled among the clamor of Philadelphia’s International Flower Show lies an exhibit that consciously challenges you to exercise your senses (well, four of them)…

Be sure to check out the video clip featuring a quick interview with Aetna’s Chief Mindfulness Officer Andy Lee…

#6 : One Note, One Breathe…

“In music, tone is everything…” says Ken McLeod who then expands on this analogy to explore the quality of one’s attention during meditation…

#5 : A Peek Into The Future…

The market research firm ‘Fact.MR’ has just released an industry analysis of the meditation app market. If you’re interested – and have $$ to spare – you can pickup a copy at their website…

#4 : Big Brother Is Watching…

From meditation apps to the latest smart-watch, technology is increasingly collecting your (very) personal activities and habits in the form of user data…

So, read this article by therapist-referral site Theravive to understand what’s being collected and how it can be used to help (or hinder) you…

#3 : Calm and Samsung FTW..!

Samsung wants to “ride the new unicorn” by partnering with Calm to offer its suite of meditation apps on all of it’s devices…

#2 : But, You Gave Permits
To OTHER Churches..!

Lar Nimityongskul has waged a four-year battle to relocate his Buddhist center into a residential area of Mobile, Alabama.

However, despite an IRS designation and letters from several Buddhist leaders, local officials have refused to acknowledge the organization as a church and – as such – denied Lar’s relocation request.

A trial is set for March 12th in federal court to sort out the matter…

#1 : Hey, Teacher…
Leave Those Kids Alone..!

WOW…! Talk about ‘haters’… Seems like self-described “militant feminist” Julie Burchill has a (major) bone to pick with the UK for trying out meditation in the classroom…

This excellent article by magazine ‘Starts at 60’ describes the debate from Ms. Burchill’s point of view and adds commentary from Australian academic Dr. Kevin Donnely…

A Parting Thought

“Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.”

– Jon Kabat-Zinn