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Just Being Exposed To Buddhist Ideas May Make You Feel More Compassionate, Study Finds

By Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post, April 8, 2015

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Buddhists are known for promoting a philosophy of nonviolence, compassion and interconnection of all beings. According to provocative new research, simply being exposed to Buddhist terminology may be enough to activate tolerance and compassion among both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

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13 Buddhist Antidotes to Anger

Source: http://www.peaceful-traveler.com/Buddhism/life/, April 2, 2015

Here is a summary of various approaches to anger. They obviously will be most efficient when used with a calm and concentrated mind, either during meditation or at the moment you realize that something needs to be done about your anger. Obviously, the problem during an actual difficult situation is to have a calm and concentrated mind – a regular meditation practice can be of great help then! One of the best ways to really make progress with understanding and changing the functioning of our own mind is to try out analytical meditation, combined with these clues.

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Buddhist leaders: sign to raise awareness of the psychological, spiritual, and moral effects of climate change

by Justin Whitaker, Patheos, March 2, 2015

Salem, Oregon (USA) -- International Transformational Resilience CoalitionThe Resource Innovation Group (TRIG), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Sustainability Institute at Willamette University, has asked faith leaders to join a “Call to Action for U.S. and World Leaders to Proactively Address the Adverse Psychological and Social Impacts of Climate Disruption.”

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1,000 year-old mummified monk reveals more of his secrets

By James Rogers, Fox News, February 23, 2015

The Hague, Holland -- A 1,000-year old mummified monk hidden inside a statue of Buddha has revealed more of his secrets.

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Fourth and fifth graders who did mindfulness exercises had 15% better math scores than their peers

by Mandy Oaklander, Time Magazine, Jan. 26, 2015

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten migraines and possibly even extend life. But a new trial published in the journal Developmental Psychology suggests that the effects are also powerful in kids as young as 9 - so much so that improving mindfulness showed to improve everything from social skills to math scores.

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