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 –

“As long as mindfulness is focused on the individual and not on our social situation, it will not help us change the conditions that are making us unhappy.”

— David Forbes, author of Mindfulness and Its Discontents

April 6, 2018

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Don't Miss #BlackDivinityMeditation Day...!
  • NYTimes pays tribute to S. N. Goenka...
  • Is Capitalism corrupting Meditation..?
  • Judge rules against Thai Buddhist center...

I hope you enjoy this week’s news… 

Feel free to share your opinion about any story and Stay Tuned as we continue to explore the World of Meditation..!

Kalu Ali, Publisher
kalu@meditationpronews.com

-- This Week's #Top10 --

A New 'Def Jam'...

All Hail ‘Uncle Rush’ as he calls for a national day of #BlackDivinityMeditation on April 6th…

Only In Las Vegas..!

Seems as if the the owners of the Zen Temple of Las Vegas were ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ by hosting pool parties and night-club activities.

As local NBC News affiliate KSNV-TV reports, the Las Vegas police and have now begun enforcement actions against the establishment…

Turn Little Devils Into Angels...

Kids can be very unforgiving… Cross them the wrong way and they’ll be looking for blood..!

So, drawing upon the work of psychologist Robert Enright, this article presents age-specific suggestions (from 4-5 year olds up to 18) on how to foster forgiveness in your child.

Finally Getting His Due...

The New York Times has launched a series of obituaries highlighting notable people who, when they died, were overlooked by the newspaper…

(We know, kinda weird, but we’ll play along…)

This time, the paper profiles Sayta Narayan (S. N.) Goenka, a successful businessman from Burma (now Myanmar) who was instrumental in introducing mindfulness to the Western world…

Get Paid In Paradise...

Are you aged 15-30 and able to work in Canada..?

Well, there’s a summer opportunity of the lifetime waiting just for you..!

But hurry, Lion’s Roar wants the successful candidate to start immediately.

LovingKindness In Action...

This MUST READ post by Buddhistdoor contributor Metamorphsis is guaranteed to make your heart smile…

Inspired by Simone Weil, a 20th century French philosopher, political activist, Metamorphsis has launched a series of experiments where she applies Metta principles into her everyday activities.

This time, she’s practicing LovingKindness while supervising 360 students taking university exams over a two-week period. Reading her vivid portrayal of this ‘life or death’ moment in academia was a truly wonderful experience..!

 

The Gavel Falls...

We knew it was coming… But the final verdict is still hard to accept.

Citing the facility’s center’s previous statements that it is open to members of all religions, A federal judge has ruled that the Thai Meditation Center of Alabama is NOT a religious non-profit.

The entire story is covered in this article by Lion’s Roar, with additional commentary regarding the age-old debate on whether Buddhism is a religion or a philosophy…

Understanding Autism...

Ronette Parker is a 20-year veteran of the Special Education and owner of Mindful ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).

Writing in Autism Parenting Magazine, she offers several tips/techniques for integrating mindfulness in an autistic child’s education curriculum…

Learn (for FREE)
From the Best...

Back in December, 2018, Mindful Magazine launched a series of online mini-courses covering topics like Emotional Resilience and Breaking Bad Habits…

Of course, you had to be a subscriber to access this content… (Gotta keep the lights on..!)

However, Mindful’s most recent offering is a FREE Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Barry Boyce. The mini-course offers a mix of (high-quality) video and text across two sessions (totaling 20 minutes).

More Money,
More Problems...

Power (and money) can corrupt the best of intentions…

That’s why it’s important to tackle how the rise in popularity of mindfulness and meditation can create both benefits and drawbacks.

(BTW: That’s EXACTLY why we created MProNews..!)

David Forbes, a professor of contemplative education at Brooklyn College, does exactly that with his new book Mindfulness and its Discontents…

A Parting Thought

“The simple act of paying attention is really the kindest thing you can do for yourself. “

— Barry Boyce, Editor-in-Chief, Mindful Magazine