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March 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We were devastated to learn of the death of Daju Suzanne Friedman. Suzanne was a wonderful addition to the Wisdom family, and she will be deeply missed. Her optimism, humor, and kindness were an inspiration to all of us. Her book, Zen Cancer Wisdom: Tips for Making Each Day Better, will be published in September.

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March 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week’s morsel comes from Janet Jiryu Abels’ Making Zen Your Own. In this book, Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen’s Golden Age. In today’s selection, she looks at the life and patience of Bodhidharma.

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This week’s morsel comes from Janet Jiryu Abels’ Making Zen Your Own. In this book...

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March 21, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
“Can Zen Meditation Save Madison Square Gardens?” That's the question regarding Phil Jackson's approach to coaching, which he'll take to the New York Knicks. Sports and meditation experts weigh in at HuffPost Live. Moscow will get its first Buddhist temple this year. Wildmind Buddhist Meditation discusses what “... read more »
“Can Zen Meditation Save Madison Square Gardens?” That's the question regarding Phil Jackson's... read more »
March 20, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Abusing the Buddha: How the U.S. Army and Google co-opt mindfulness - The military and massive corporations teach -- and harm -- Buddhist practices rooted in ethics and nonviolence. One writer at Salon is “worried about the secularization of these practices that were once rooted in ethics and nonviolence in... read more »
March 19, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Wisdom author Pilar Jennings joins Polly Young-Eisendrath for a conversation on therapy, mindfulness, and the student-teacher relationship at Tricycle's new feature “Enlightening Conversations.” Koans or sermons: which is better to study? The Zennist weighs in. Congratulations to Daniel Goleman who was recently... read more »
Wisdom author Pilar Jennings joins Polly Young-Eisendrath for a conversation on therapy,... read more »
March 19, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The talented Mike Medaglia beautifully illustrates poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s inspiring take on the purpose of life.

The talented Mike Medaglia beautifully...

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