Willful blindness?

Can so many really politicians be so ignorant of facts, or is it a willful blindness? In other words, is this ignorance or deception? Neither is a good trait to see in the country's government.?
Posted at 9pm on Aug 3, 2014 | 7 comments



Reshared post from +Victoria Robin

Posted at 1pm on Aug 1, 2014 | 8 comments

Here is the news…?

Here is the news…?
Posted at 8am on Jul 30, 2014 | 57 comments

Urgent appeal for donations

woman hands with wooden bowl of water with petals,Wildmind needs to raise at least $3000 before the end of July, and preferably a bit more since $3000 would just allow us to scrape by.

Right now we have a financial crisis. The end of the month is coming and we don’t have enough in the bank to pay our staff. That’s rather worrying for all of us on a personal level, for obvious reasons.

(This has been an unusual month for Wildmind, financially. I’ll put a note with more details below.)

Anything you can contribute would be most welcome. You’d not just be helping those of us who work at Wildmind (Mark, Amy, and myself), but also the “greater us,” which is the tens, and even hundreds of thousands of people Wildmind benefits.

It would be wonderful if you could donate $1000, or $100, or even just $10.

If you want to use a credit card, you can go to this page, enter the amount you want to donate, and then begin checking out by clicking on “add to cart.”

If you have a Paypal account, you can click on the button below and enter your chosen donation:

Checks can be mailed to: Wildmind, 55 Main St. Suite 315, Newmarket NH 03857, USA.

If you’ve been participating in our 60 Days to Jhana (which may extend beyond 60 days, since I’ve slowed the pace of posting — a development that many people have welcomed) I hope you’re enjoying and benefiting from the event. If not, I hope to see you when we repeat this event next year.

Wildmind’s activities are largely supported by donations. We’re very grateful to everyone who contributes to what we do. Without the support of people like you, we wouldn’t be able to offer free events like our Year of Going Deeper, or maintain our free online meditation guides, or keep bringing you a constant stream of advice, news, and inspiration to nourish your meditation practice. So please do help support Wildmind!

With metta,

PS. I said I’d say a bit more about our financial situation this month and why it’s unusual. First, last year our tax accountant messed up our tax filing, and we just paid $3000 to a new accountant to fix the previous accountant’s errors. Second, we had a major computer malfunction and had to pay for specialist help. And lastly, the supplier of one of our meditation timers put a fraudulent charge for over $1300 on our debit card; the best case scenario is that it’ll take a few weeks to get this refunded, and the worse case is that we’ll just have to accept the loss.

Posted at 8pm on Jul 24, 2014 | 2 comments

How to raise compassionate kids

I'll be reading this again when I'm less tired. There's much to reflect upon here.?

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind
Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.

Posted at 11pm on Jul 19, 2014 | no comments