mindfulness practice in US congress

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mindfulness practice in US congress

Postby anjali » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:50 am

All things are unworthy of clinging to (sabbe dhammā nâla abhinivesāyā). --Shakyamuni Buddha
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Re: mindfulness practice in US congress

Postby Yudron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:45 am

I heard Congressman Ryan speak at the Wisdom 2.0 conference last weekend. He was great, and I love what he was doing as an exemplar of secular mindfulness practice. He is Catholic.
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Re: mindfulness practice in US congress

Postby Yudron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:56 am

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), on the other hand, is Buddhist... but does not practice.

Who would you prefer to go to lunch with... the Buddhist who does not practice, or the practitioner who is not a Buddhist?
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Re: mindfulness practice in US congress

Postby Roland » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:19 am

Thich Nhat Hanh says that congressmen are good meditators.
"Seek truth in meditation, not moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond."
- Persian proverb


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