- “No complaints”: Writer, Zen master Peter Matthiessen, 1927-2014 - A beautiful in-depth obituary from Shambhala SunSpace.
- Glimpse: How Meditation Helps With Difficult Emotions - Enjoy a preview of the second installment of Mindful’s Getting Started series.
The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism
- Global economics: what would Buddha do? Can we imagine a Buddhist model for economic organization? (Via Shambhala SunSpace)
- Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen cancer symptoms among teens (Via Wildmind)
This week’s morsel is from one of Wisdom’s most-read titles, How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald. McDonald is a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, and How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. In the selection below, McDonald teaches on how to recognize and deal with attachment.
Exciting news from the Trace Foundation: they are “delighted to announce our support for a project at Asia Society this month. Monks from the Drigung school of Buddhism will construct a sand mandala over the course of five days, in conjunction with the opening of the Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery exhibition.