Skillful Speech and Skillful Action in Uncivil Times

"When they go low, we go high."  - Michelle Obama, former First Lady, 2016 "When they go low, we kick them."  -  Eric Holder, former Attorney General, 2018 During the raucous months leading up to Election Day in 2016, Democrats across the country - establishment and progressives alike - were inspired by Michelle Obama's iconic … Continue reading Skillful Speech and Skillful Action in Uncivil Times

Review: Joseph Goldstein’s most recent book, “Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening”

  There's not a single reference to politics - liberal or otherwise - in this scholarly book by the renowned co-founder of Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein.  Nonetheless, this comprehensive treatise on mindfulness, written by such a gifted teacher of meditation and Buddhism, is essential reading for every practitioner, regardless of one's level of political or social engagement. Here's … Continue reading Review: Joseph Goldstein’s most recent book, “Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening”