NEWS

A recent study revealed that suicide rates among U.S. Army personnel increased by 80 percent between 2004 and 2008. Would meditation training prior to deployment make a difference? Veterans Today explores.

There's still time to register for this summer's "The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures and Interventions," offered by CCARE and the Telluride Institute.

The Holistic Life Foundation is having a fundraising event on June 16, 2012, featuring Congressman Tim Ryan as the keynote speaker, as well as food and music. Tickets are now available.

Registration is open for The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education's free May webinar, featuring law professor Rhonda Magee. The online session will take place on May 16, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT.

Mindful.org's "The Examined Life" blogger, Ed Halliwell, will be co-teaching two five-day mindfulness retreats, as well as  leading a weekend retreat in the UK this summer and fall. Registration is now open.

Is there a correlation between wealth and empathy? New studies say yes—but results may not be what you expect.

On Thursday, May 3, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan will take part in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education's Conversations on Compassion, with Dr. James R. Doty. 

The California Institute of Integral Studies has invited Chade-Meng Tan—Google's "Jolly Good Fellow"—to share his unique view on mindfulness and emotional intelligence as a catalyst to changing our personal lives—and the world.

Ed Halliwell, author and Mindful.org's "The Examined Life" blogger, writes about America's adoption of mindfulness meditation in this post on The Guardian.

The Mind & Life Institute's sold-out International Symposia for Contemplative Studies in Denver will now offer its plenary and master lectures via livestream on April 26-29.