Mindfulness Meets the Money

Goldberg-Yoga-and-Business-culture1-690Buddhist meditation is rooted in the principle of cultivating non-attachment. But in recent years corporate culture has been adapting and assimilating the principles of mindfulness to use as mental tools to increase productivity. Michelle Goldberg explores the meeting of American capitalism and Eastern spirituality.

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Becoming the Birdsong

The  Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi gives a playful teaching on meditating with sound as a pathway into deeper conscious connection of being.

 

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Hold Still… – Keep Moving

Hold Still… – Keep Moving

from section 3 of the book: Breaking out of Babylon.

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The Ocean Within

Deep-beat lyrical meditations on the how the inner worlds relate to the outer – from two seminal figures in hip-hop…

[Dispatch posted by the Bureau for Agent G in the field]
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The Disease of Being Busy

busy_5805671020_0388362847_oThe unexamined life is not worth living… for a human. But how are we supposed to live, to examine, to be, to become, to be fully human – and free – when we are so busy? – asks Omid Safi. Read article here >>>
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The Liberation of Sitting Still

“With a calm mind we gain a broader perspective, a perspective on our environment. We seek not only our own happiness; instead, calmly looking at the circumstances surrounding us, we regard our environment as our companion and we are able to maintain a calm and peaceful state”

In an intense and sometimes crazy world that is seemingly tipping increasingly into chaos, Zen practice offers a pathway to stilling the mind and learning to maintain that mental stillness in the world.
Zen Master Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi offers a clear, simple 20minute introduction to the basics of Zazen sitting meditation. Bringing the mind to order, by connecting it to the simple order of the body and the breath.

[Note for viewers who don’t understand Japanese! – you may need to turn subtitles on: click the little cog on bottom right menu bar to get the option up.]

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Distilling Presence from our Present Shock

“We live in a different now than has ever been known. Now is not the now of your grandma’s careful attention to detail and rhythm. Today, the world pours in through our beeping mobile device’s calendar, emails, text messages, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. The frantic attempt to respond to all this everything creates what Douglas Rushkoff has dubbed “present shock,” a condition in which we’re assaulted by a present that we ceaselessly grasp to obtain and never quite live in. Not entirely opposed to our technologies, Rushkoff questions how they can better complement our basic rhythms of presence.”

Keenly-contemplated meditation on time, technology and consciousness by Douglass Rushkoff: click play to watch the vid. (just under 8mins)
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Free your Architecture… and your Mind will Follow

alhambraEmily Von Hoffman reports on recent research showing measurable positive effects on our mental state from looking at and being in buildings designed for contemplation. Read more here >>>

Photograph by Marcelo del Pozo

 

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