Archive for April, 2012

It’s a sign!

As I arrived at work today, the signmakers were just starting to hang Wildmind’s new sign outside of the mill building that we moved into back in February. We’re very pleased with the way it looks.

Posted at 12pm on Apr 27, 2012 | no comments
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There is a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
From “Anthem,” by Leonard Cohen.

Posted at 10am on Apr 25, 2012 | 3 comments
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“Monkey mind?” Who, me?

The UK’s Daily Mail has a collection of photographs of this meditating lemur, taken by Belgian-born amateur photographer Sebastian Degardin, who lives in Finchley, north London.
The photographs were taken on a forest path in a nature park in Mon…

Posted at 10am on Apr 24, 2012 | 2 comments
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Taking care of the present moment

“Why do we have to take care of the present moment? It is where all the wonder is possible. You cannot go to the past and drink a cup of tea. You cannot go to the future to drink a cup of tea. But now, we are drinking a cup of tea.” ~ Brother Phap Huy

From this news article.

Posted at 9am on Apr 24, 2012 | no comments
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When murderers meditate…

I wonder what kind of “meditation” Anders Breivik — who shot 69 people on an island in Norway last year, as well as killing another eight with a bomb — was doing? According to this report, When prosecutors Friday asked Breivik whether he felt empathy for others, the killer said he taught himself to dull [...]

Posted at 6pm on Apr 22, 2012 | no comments
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With algorithms subtle and discrete / I seek iambic writings to retweet

I found on BoingBoing this website with an algorithm that finds random tweets that happen to be in iambic pentameter, and then assembles them into rhyming couplets. Or, as one might say:

Absurd, it is! Ah, yes but that’s the joy.
When twitter’s users sweet iambs employ
(Although it may not be the Real McCoy)
My heart cries out, “Pentameter ahoy!”?

Visit the Pentametron.

Posted at 10pm on Apr 17, 2012 | no comments
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The best mindfulness apps for iPhone/iPad

Kate Crisp, director of the Prison Dharma Network, has done us great favor by downloading and testing 20 or so mindfulness apps for iPad or iPhone. Check out her review here.

Posted at 10am on Apr 15, 2012 | 2 comments
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US Congressman Tim Ryan discusses the power of mindfulness

Posted at 4pm on Apr 14, 2012 | 1 comment
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Stepping into timelessness

Sometimes in my meditation practice, time and space vanish. There are passages in the early Buddhist tradition that encourage us to let go of past and future, and to remain in the moment. For example, the following verse is found in the Bhaddekaratta Sutta: You shouldn’t chase after the past or place expectations on the [...]

Posted at 10am on Apr 13, 2012 | 3 comments
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An interview with Bhikkhu Bodhi.

An interview with Bhikkhu Bodhi.
Climbing to the Top of the Mountain – An interview with Bhikkhu Bodhi | Theravada Dhamma :: BlogNew Page 1

Posted at 9am on Apr 8, 2012 | no comments
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The Mindful Manifesto, by Dr. Jonty Heaversedge and Ed Halliwell

The Mindful Manifesto presents — and represents — the continuing move of mindfulness practices into the mainstream of western culture. And mainstream it is. Almost daily, news articles appear highlighting the various ways that meditation is being taken up by ordinary people living ordinary lives, and used by veterans and trauma survivors, and adapted by [...]

Posted at 1pm on Apr 6, 2012 | no comments
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