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  • A Buddhist cop’s approach to justice

    By Cheri Maples, Lion's Roar A cop meets Thich Nhat Hanh I became serious about developing a consistent mindfulness practice when I attended my first retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh (known affectionately as “Thay”), in 1991, seven years into my twenty-year police career. I had quite a chip on my shoulder...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Transforming Ignorance to Wisdom

    Thich Hai Tri, newstimes.com Buddhism is about transforming ignorance into wisdom for ourselves and others. The Buddha saw the world suffering and sought a way out of that suffering for all beings. The word often translated as "suffering" from the Pali texts is "dukkha," but I prefer...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Cognitive Optimism Versus Zen Wisdom

    A Buddhist answer to cognitive persuasion and control June 1, 2013 by Andrea F. Polard, Psy.D. in A Unified Theory of Happiness, Psychology Today Do you want to sit next to a grouch who never ever thinks that things will work themselves out just fine? Or do you want to sit next to a Pollyannaish type...
     Posted by: brendah
  • BEA 2013: Spotlight on Children: Buddhist Principles

    June 01, 2013 By Ann Byl, Publishers Weekly Wisdom Publications has seen increased interest in books for children that teach Buddhist principles. The nonprofit publishing house, based in Somerville, Mass., has upped the number of books that meet that need, with its newest featured at BEA [BookExpo America...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Defining wisdom: An unmarketable commodity

    This recent opinion piece offers a critique of the project of defining wisdom, along with some thoughts about wisdom in connection to Asian philosophies. "Wisdom doesn't cling. It knows when to commit and when to detach. It is wary of extremes, tries to reconcile the opposites of the real and...
     Posted by: mcavanaugh
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