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    Meditation leads to Compassion Paid Member

    Does meditation make you more compassionate? Or does being compassionate make you meditate more? MSNBC: Neuroscience may explain the Dalai Lama: Many wonder how the Dalai Lama can retain his kindness and magnanimity, even as his homeland is torn apart by violence. New neuroscience research may help explain the exiled Tibetan leader's unremitting compassion for all people. And China is complaining about biased news coverage? Please. More »
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    What Started the Violence? Plus: A Stroke, Step by Step Paid Member

    [A young Tibetan looks at Chinese riot police officers in Kangding County, Sichuan Province.] The indispensable Danny Fisher shows us a BBC video depicting the incidents that may have sparked the violence in Tibet. And this article is now updated -- China admits the protests have spread. Tibet's spiritual leader Thursday said he was powerless to stop anti-Chinese violence as authorities in Beijing acknowledged for the first time that unrest had spread into neighboring Chinese provinces. More »
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    What can meditation do for you? Paid Member

    Lower your blood pressure, and your stress. Even the NIH is in on it. More »
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    Meditation Myths Paid Member

    The Chinese embassy in Israel seems to have put pressure on Tel Aviv University to remove a Falun Gong flyer. Some students and faculty were appropriately outraged. An article on meditation myths. One myth? More »
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    Buddhist News and More, March 10, 2008 Paid Member

    [Now with two updates! And one amended comment (#2.)] Ibrahim Gambari's latest visit to Burma is over without achieving conclusive results other than meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi twice. Burma said No thanks to having U.N. or international oversight for its May constitutional referendum. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president of the Philippines, stepped up and criticized the junta on this. Thailand's problems in its restive south with insurgent Muslims have left 3,000 dead in four years of conflict. To confront this issue, senior Buddhist monks arrived in Cairo to speak with Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, the leading Sunni Muslim in Egypt, on the issue. More »
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    Virtual Break Paid Member

    The Times wonders how we can take a time out: “Even many corporate leaders now believe you need time to hear the voice of the new inside,” said Anne Dilenschneider, a spirituality consultant in Montara, Calif., a coastal town 17 miles south of San Francisco. “And this time need not be a day, or even a specific period, activity or lack of one. It doesn’t necessarily mean a Zen sit, just some time of solitude.” Even without a Zen sit (enough to scare me away from anything) or a phrase like “the voice of the new,” I found that the secular Sabbath was not all that easy to maintain. Something as simple as turning off the electronics is easy, but try to make a habit of it. A "Zen sit" sounds like a prescription drug. More »