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At the Bahia Resort: 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 With Sogyal Rinpoche Author of the highly-acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Understanding the Mind: the Key to Peace & Happiness – A Public Talk November 26 at 7pm | Admission $20, Students $10 The Secret of Meditation & How […]

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In Dharma in Hell, prison activist and meditation teacher Fleet Maull shares his journey of transformation and service amidst the anger, violence, darkness and despair of a maximum security federal prison. This collection of previously published and unpublished writings from his 14 years behind bars vibrates with kindness, hope and the triumph of the human […]

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from Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2010 Mar 23, by Himelstein S. There is research that serves as evidence in favor of meditation-based programs as rehabilitative for incarcerated populations. This article reviews empirical research regarding the effects of meditation-based programs in correctional populations. Three meditation-based interventions have been shown to represent the majority of […]

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from J Trauma Stress. 2007 Jun;20(3):239-49 Simpson TL, Kaysen D, Bowen S, MacPherson LM, Chawla N, Blume A, Marlatt GA, Larimer M. VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. tracey.simpson@va.gov The present study evaluated whether Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptom severity was associated […]

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from the journal, Soc Work Health Care. 2009 May-Jun;48(4):462-70 Brenner MJ. Department of Social Work, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA. mark.brenner@bridgew.edu The use of Zen Buddhist meditation in clinical practice has received specific attention from mental health disciplines in the West. A study was undertaken to examine the influence of a personal practice of […]

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from the journal, Women Health. 2009 Mar-May;49(2-3):119-43 Dalmida SG, Holstad MM, Diiorio C, Laderman G. Emory University, Nell Hidgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA. sageorg@emory.edu Spirituality is a resource some HIV-positive women use to cope with HIV, and it also may have positive impact on physical health. This cross-sectional study examined associations […]

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14 – 15 June 2007 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour The Dalai Lama and a faculty of expert speakers from Australia and overseas will explore the techniques for achieving peace and happiness at this conference. It is a two day conference featuring up to 50 leading minds from psychology, science, philosophy, […]

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Coming soon … information regarding this medical project in Tibet. This comes from a friend of dd.org: “[Rinpoche is] particularly interested in getting help with the treatment of tuberculosis, maternal and child, neonatal illness, dental disease, and eye disease (mainly cataracts). He needs equipment, particularly ultrasound equipment, technicians, physicians, nurses, the whole gamut. Needless to […]

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(Aug 14, 2009 — Aug 19, 2009 at the Upaya Institute and Zen Center, http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=196) Using the Five Buddha Family Mandala as a base, we explore practices, processes, and perspectives on how the capacity for servant-leadership is culitivated by bearing witness to the charnel grounds of life.  This brave practice forms the base for socially-engaged practice, social change work, and […]

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The Zen Peacemakers is a global network that integrates Zen practice, social action, interfaith work, and the arts.  The Zen Peacemakers unique approach to working with homelessness is based on “PathMaking,” an idea developed from two key Buddhist concepts: mandala (wholeness) and path (transformation). A mandala represents integration and unity at a given point in […]

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