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In Other News...Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness (video), & more

by Kestrel Slocombe
February 4, 2014
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:20 -- Kestrel Slocombe

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” - Mindful enlightens us on “The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.” Included:Happiness is good for you, but not all the time; empathy ties us together, and can overwhelm you; humans are born with an innate sense of fairness and morality, that changes in response to context.”

It’s Meditation Month at Tricycle magazine, and Joanna Piacenza is having trouble focusing. She shares her keen and amusing insights on the surprisingly hard work of easeful presence on the Tricycle blog. 

Miles Davis, Buddhism, and Jazz featured in Hancock’s First Lecture as Norton Professor - last night, jazz legend Herbie Hancock started a series of lectures at Harvard University, and touched on the importance of Buddhism in his work and play--finding courage and trust in the moment, and realizing that musical notes are neither right nor wrong. Shambhala SunSpace has the story.

The late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman speaks on happiness at the Rubin Museum. (Via Shambhala SunSpace)


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