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 – Quote of the Week –

“I started to meditate, and I’ve been a proponent of it for years…
It should be part of our curriculum in school.”

— Joe Madden
Manager of the Chicago Cubs

May 11, 2019

Lots of Industry news this week as Meditation Tech platform ClassDojo calls for a ‘Mindful Moment” in schools across the globe (Story #1)…

Other stories that made it into our Top10 include :

  • (Story #10) -- Hang out with MLB Division Champions Chicago Cubs and their mindfulness coach Bob Teksbury...
  • (Story #8) -- Headspace adds the LPGA to its growing army of sports clients...
  • (Story #5) -- Conservative law group the ACLJ continues its war on Mindfulness in the Classroom...
  • (Story #2) -- A Must-read profile of Andrea Winn, the person behind Shambhala's #MeToo movement...

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

 

Kalu A. Miah, Publisher
kalu@meditationpronews.com

-- This Week's Top10 --

The Habit of Champions...

The Chicago Tribune profiles how the Chicago Cubs uses mindfulness as it’s secret performance enhancement weapon…

The article features quotes from Joe Maddon, team manager (and longtime meditator) as well as team mindfulness coach Bob Tewksbury…

Nirvana on Earth...

OMG..! Once you see the video tour of this AMAZING meditation hall in northern China, you’ll definitely put this destination on your Bucket List..!

Game of (Meditative) Thrones...

Another day, another alliance, as Headspace announces its partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association…

Waging Peace...

Right now, it seems unlikely that we as a species can rise above the need for war…

Setting aside that profound and unfortunate truth, mindfulness and meditation has been shown to be a promising way to treat PTSD among military troops.

So, in this article from Paris-based WorldCrunch, we meet Dr. Rhonda Cornum, a doctor and retired brigadier general who initiated a meditation-based psychological fitness training program for the U.S. Army nearly 10 years ago…

Making Moves,
and Raising Money...

Journey Meditation, a B2B meditation tech startup launched in 2015, lands its first round of institutional (i.e. Wall Street) funding and announces the launch of virtual meditation classes that are aimed directly to consumers…

Haters Gonna
Hate, Hate, Hate...

The American Center for Law and Justice, led by conservative mega-lawyer Jay Sekulow, is waging a crusade against mindfulness in the classroom…

The central argument (which is flawed, in our humble opinion) is that meditation is a secret backdoor to introducing the religion of Buddhism to impressionable American youth…

Meditation Isn't ALL
Rainbows & Unicorns...

Based upon an online survey of 1,200+ meditators, researchers at University College London reports that 25% of respondents indicated that they “…have had a ‘particularly unpleasant’ psychological experience related to the practice, including feelings of fear and distorted emotions”

It’s important to note that the online survey only posed a single question to determine whether or not respondents experienced negative experiences. Also, the survey did not ask any questions to qualify the mental health of each participant…

Moving Away
from McMindfulness...

Paola Di Maio, Program Director of the Center for Technology Ethics, is a DEEP thinker..! And its worth traveling (online) half-way around the globe to read her essays…

In her latest missive, Paola puts meditation-tech companies on notice by mapping Buddha’s Eightfold Path (Right Action, Right View, etc.) into system requirements that all tech developers should follow…

A VERY Brave Soul...

This EXCELLENT article from the Columbia Journalism Review explores the journey of Andrea Winn, a onetime Shambhala member who was sexually assaulted by other members in the community…

Andrea’s response was Project Sunshine, which documented her abuse (as well as others) and led to the removal of Shambhala’s leader Miphan Rinpoche…

Longtime MProNews members already know the details of this story… But what makes this article so unique is the ‘behind the scenes’ look at how Andrea led an ground-breaking investigative news project with absolutely no training as a journalist…

Let's Get Together
For a Moment...

Meditation Tech platform ClassDojo, in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, has launched a week-long initiative to introduce mindfulness in the classroom worldwide…

And, to generate maximum buzz, ClassDojo has asked all its users (comprising 98% of all pre-K to 8th grade schools in the U.S.) to participate in a ‘Mindful Moment’ this Friday, May-10th…

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-- A Parting Thought --

“When children practice mindfulness, they’re more at ease, and more focused in the classroom and in life,”

— Marc Brackett
Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence