Posts tagged with buddhism

Is Mindfulness Meditation BS?

Has the spiritual practice of meditation been cheapened by being used as a therapeutic tool? Or is there really no contradiction between using meditation to reduce stress and using it to explore spirituality? There was a great article I read recently in WIRED
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Posted in Blog on Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Poem of the month – July ’17.

Because he doesn’t just think it, or know it: because he lives it. Please call me by my true names by Thich Nhat Hanh  Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow Because even today I still arrive. Look deeply: I arrive in every second
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Posted in Blog on Monday, July 10, 2017
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He didn’t so much bite the hand that fed him as tear it off with bared fangs.

Now who would have thought Wagner was influenced by Buddhism! The Times Book of the week today: BEING WAGNER: THE TRIUMPH OF THE WILL by Simon Callow. Reviewed by Michael Gove. “Wagner (1813-83) wrote the most emotionally powerful and intellectually challenging works of
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Posted in Blog on Saturday, January 28, 2017
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How often have you seen a scowling Buddha?

How often have you seen a scowling Buddha? Excellent article on the often forgotten importance of accepting the dark side of human nature in Far Eastern traditions like Zen. “Zen Buddhism has had a profound impact on Japanese society and culture. Today the
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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Jim Jarmusch’s new film ‘Paterson’ is a lesson in mindfulness.

Fascinating to see a filmmaker, who has studied Zen Buddhism, make a film in which the protagonist finds contentment by going with the flow of things. While talks and conferences can try and tell us how to work in harmony with the world,
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Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29, 2016
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