Ladakh NGOs launch environmental project after reports of rapidly melting glaciers, Extinction Rebellion leads a meditation in New York City, and extraterrestrials teach the dharma to Thai followers. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.
Over at Maclean’s Anne Kingston surveys the world of corporate mindfulness and the Buddhist reaction. “What has gripped Western attention,” writes Kingston, “is mindfulness’s ability to improve performance—of Olympic athletes, parents, and even nations, as promised in U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan’s 2012 bestseller, Mindful Nation.” Mindfulness: the panacea to all our personal and societal ills. […]