Mindfulness Is Not Just Bare Attention

Poep Sa Frank Jude is an OI1 member and a dharma teacher. He joined the conversation we had about the Boston bombings a couple of weeks ago. For example, see Don’t Despair – Take Action, All You Need Is Love, We Need To Root Out Seeds Of  Anger, and A Marine And An Army Veteran. I’ve been meaning to […]

A Lovely Poem By Merrit Malloy

During an elaborate discussion online with fellow OI1 members, one member offered a lovely poem by Merrit Malloy. The poem was offered in response to a thread of emails prompted by an article that appeared in the Guardian on April 7, 2013 in which Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is consulting with high officials in the British government […]

All You Need Is Love

Peter Cutler is another OI1 friend with whom I’ve communicated many times. He is a radical health coach who works with cancer patients and other people with chronic diseases. It seems like we are in the same business! He sent out a lovely posting on the OI discussion board on Wednesday after the bombings in […]

A Marine And An Army Veteran

This article is related to two previous articles. The first one is on Jon Kabat-Zinn‘s consultation with top leaders in the United Kingdom last week about cutting health care costs (see Mindfulness In Health Care) and yesterday’s article about US Marines getting mindfulness training and yoga (see Marines Learning Push Ups For The Brain). On April 8, […]

Non-Attachment to Views

This week’s Words of Wisdom from Lama Surya Das are from the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The 17th Karmapa is the leader of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. “When spiritual beliefs are used to build up walls between people, this is a total misunderstanding of the purpose of spirituality. Spirituality should mean coming […]

Richie Davidson Came To Stanford

Dr. Richie Davidson gave the Meng-Wu lecture for The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University last night. I felt really privileged to be able to attend. Richie Davidson is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists and considered by Time Magazine to be one of the 100 most influential people. He founded the field […]