Of the multiplicity of amazing and not-at-all amazing features that appear on the web, my hands-down favorite is RSA Animate. It’s never failed to please me. In a nutshell, the Royal Society of Arts in London invites authors and innovators to give short talks on new and challenging thinking. The talks are then given to animators who take the ideas and turn them into pictures, capturing short phrases that summarize what’s being said and the RSA produces a short YouTube video with the talk providing the voice-over for the animation. For some magical reason, it makes it so much easier to absorb the information. Sometimes, I wish I could RSA Animate a table conversation, or even a column or blog I’m reading. The visual and the aural interplay so beautifully.Read more »
We’re always pleased to see collaboration among our mindful friends, and here’s one in the Boston area we thought you might like to know about. Our old friends Tami Ireland and Tara Healy, who head up the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s mindfulness initiative in Wellesley, have some interesting programs in the works with our new friend Ed Hauben, who runs the Newton Community Education’s (NCE) mindfulness program.
Ed is just about to launch his 6th four-week mindfulness series, this one titled Mindfulness: The Adventure of Living Well. The first time he ran this series was the most successful program NCE had ever experienced, and it continues to very popular. The program takes place on May 2, 9, 17 and 23 and is held at Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Center, MA, at 7 p.m.Read more »
On Friday I attended the 10th Annual Center for Mindfulness Scientific Conference, with more than 400 MBSR and mindfulness teachers learning about the latest research confirming the beneficial impact of mindfulness practice. It continues to amaze me to see how the benefits of mindfulness continue to reach deep into every sector of our society.Read more »
Mindful publisher Jim Gimian and I were recently invited to take part in a special gathering of a group of people doing work in contemplative leadership that convenes periodically at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The group was the brainchild of Arthur Zajonc of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (and now president of the Mind & Life Institute) and Jerry Murphy, a current faculty member in the grad school and a former dean.Read more »
Congratulations to our good friend and mindfulness teacher, Jeremy Hunter, who has just been appointed Professor of Practice at the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate School in California.
Jeremy has taught at the Drucker School for more than a decade—winning the most popular professor three times—and also presents leadership and mindfulness classes to business leaders through the Los Angeles area.Read more »