Fear Visits

If we have a quantity of fear that we can't bear to  examine, we cope by busying ourselves to ensure the unwelcome guest of fear does not set up residence in our mind. We busy ourselves with other "guests" - we turn on the TV that fills our environment with sound and images, we go [...]

Buddhist 7’th Element Taught in Canadian Public Schools

I was surprised to hear a CBC radio program (see Links below) December 1, detailing mindfulness (Pali - the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path) being taught to grade six schoolchildren in Surrey, British Columbia as classroom behaviour control. Connections to Attention Deficit Disorder and drug therapy elimination through mindfulness are highlighted. The reporter calls [...]