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What Are You Practising Mindfulness For?

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 9, 2016

Mindfulness, I declare…  is helpful everywhere.
– Sakyamuni Buddha

Singapore -- In recent years, cultivation of mindfulness has become all the craze, portrayed as an indispensable life skill. Of course, as the Buddha put it, mindfulness is ever useful, crucial for leading a happy and fulfilling life. With the market now saturated with many workshops and even retreats of sorts, advertised to impart mindfulness, is it ‘the more the merrier’?

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Famous Buddhist Temple Massages Its Way Into Modern Healthcare Industry

By Kalinga Seneviratne, Lotus News Network, June 10, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand -- Wat Po temple in Bangkok is better known for the huge reclining Buddha statue, which attracts millions of tourists each year. Some also quietly walk into the air-conditioned massage clinic inside the monastery premises to try out an “authentic” Thai massage wondering what has the temple and Buddhism got to do with massage?

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Monk Brings a Sobering Message of Moderation to Sustainable Brands

by Jen Boynton, Triplepundit.com, Jun 8, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand -- On the opening night of the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference, the venerable Phra Anil Sakya, buddhist monk and professor at Mahamakut Buddhist University, took to the stage. He came to share an important reminder with a group of sustainability professionals who were quite literally wiggling in their seats waiting for the networking happy hour to begin. Moderation should rule all our actions, Dr. Phra said. He pointed to capitalism as the root of our problem:

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The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

by Chris Weller, Tech Insider, May 18, 2016

The Pope isn't the only holy figure reaching the masses in cyberspace.
San Francisco, CA (USA)
-- With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.

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What can neuroscience learn from Buddhist meditation?

by Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis, ABC Australia, 29 April 2016

Sydney, Australia -- Mindfulness has recently surged in popularity, but its modern application has ancient Buddhist roots. Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis find out what long-term meditators and neuroscientists can learn from each other.

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