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Wisdom Heart promotes healthy minds based on science, secular ethics, generosity, kindness, compassion and universal responsibility so that we may all contribute to and help create a kind, peaceful, ethical and compassionate world together.
May all beings be happy.
Nu, finally. Do you remember when the good Big Screen movies would make it to us from America two years later? We didn't mind watching "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) or "Soldier Blue" (1970) belatedly. We opened our folding chairs in the kibbutz auditorium (alternately a wedding hall, basketball court and cultural activity center), the projector with the big movie reel was ready, and we were content with our lot.
Soldier Blue 1970 - 1 of 12
Now, several years later, never mind, better late than never,
here too, meditation is becoming mainstream. Hurry to sign up – but
don't worry too much if it's filled up already. There are plenty of places
for you to learn and practice mindfulness, attention placement, full
and compassionate presence in each and every moment. The main thing is not
too worry, the teachers tell us...
Greenberg on Nurturing Mindfulness in Families, Schools and Youth
a more serious note, Dr. Mark Greenberg, who specializes in bringing
mindfulness into classrooms in America, will be speaking at an
important and groundbreaking conference at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) and Levinsky College of Education (details in Hebrew). Mark Greenberg was one
of the people who participated in the dialogue with His Holiness the
Dalai Lama, mentioned in Daniel Goleman's book “Destructive
Emotions.” He emphasizes the
ethical aspect of mindfulness, that is too often forgotten.
and meditation – Mind and Life Insitute 8:00
What's really important? It's important that we be compassionate,
that we be ethical, in other words, and it's definitely important to teach and
to learn this knowledge, from generation to generation. It seems to me
that it's alright for us to say a “Shehehiyanu” (a prayer
said on new occasions) for the initiative, with the hope that this kind
of activity grows, deepens and establishes strong roots in our
country. We can now welcome the Age of the Brain in Israel and the
world, and the dawning of the New Millennium for which we have waited
so long – 2000 years, at least, if I'm not mistaken...
Yaki Platt is teaching in Israel now, including: "Dealing with
Difficulties Through Mind Transformation" – warmly recommended
(details in Hebrew).