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Resilience: How to Train a Tougher Mind Part 1

Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience in the face of extreme stress. Note: This article is from the BBC and is reproduced here for informational

Posted in Health, Life Strategy, Newsletter

The Story of the Jewel

There was the most precious of jewels placed in the sea near the shore so that all could see it and marvel at it’s beauty. Over time and the passing of many generations, the climate changed and the large winds

Posted in Buddhism, Newsletter, Philosophy, Zen Story

10. In the World

Barefoot and naked of breast, I mingle with the people of the world. My clothes are ragged and dust-laden and I am ever blissful. I use no magic to extend my life; Now, before me, the trees become alive. Comment:

Posted in Newsletter, Philosophy

9. Reaching the Source

Too many steps have been taken returning to the root and the source. Better to have been blind and deaf from the beginning! The river flows tranquilly on and the flowers are red. Comment: From the beginning, truth is clear.

Posted in Newsletter, Philosophy

8. Both Bull and Self Transcended

Whip, rope, person, and bull – all merge in No-thing. This heaven is so vast no message can stain it. How may a snowflake exist in a raging fire? Here are the footprints of the patriarchs.

Posted in Newsletter, Philosophy

Taiko Drumming Performance on June 10

Nagata Shachu & DRUMHAND Jun 10, 2017 Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 750 Spadina Ave (Bloor / Spadina) Venue Phone: (416) 924-6211 Cultures and genres clash as the rhythms of taiko, New Orleans parade bands and roots

Posted in Announcement, Newsletter

7. The Bull Transcended

Astride the bull, I reach home. I am serene. The bull too can rest. Dawn has come. I blissful repose, Within my thatched dwelling I have abandoned the whip and rope. Comment: All is one law, not two. We only

Posted in Newsletter, Philosophy

6. Riding the Bull Home

Mounting the bull, slowly I return homeward. The voice of my flute intones through the evening. Measuring with hand-beats the pulsating harmony, I direct the endless melody. Whoever hears this melody will join me. Comment: This struggle is over; gain

Posted in Newsletter, Philosophy

Solutions

Posted in Life Strategy

Jamaican Diet

Bongs was turning 78 and was overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. The doctor said “now I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The

Posted in Humour
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