Getting in the zone is part of it, but letting go of outcomes is what gets Olympians to the podium.
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Beijing Olympics Commence Despite Protests and Calls for Opening Ceremony Boycott
Activists are pressing the media to cover China’s human rights abuses. Plus, thousands gather for Thich Nhat Hanh’s final memorial service, and Myanmar’s junta arrests protestors marking the one-year anniversary of the military’s coup.
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Tibetan Students Handcuff Themselves to Olympic Rings to Protest Beijing Games
A small group demonstrated at the International Olympic Committee’s Swiss headquarters. Plus, the Brooklyn Museum announces a new Buddhist art gallery, and pioneering feminist, author, and social critic bell hooks passes away.
This Buddhist Life: Tsewang Rinzing
Q&A with Tsewang Rinzing, president of the Bhutan Amateur Athletic Federation
How Zen Buddhism Helped Olympian Anthony Ervin Turn His Life Around
Ervin suffered from addiction and homelessness before his triumphant comeback in Rio.
5 things you need to know about Kazuki Yazawa, the Olympian turned Buddhist priest
Yazawa, who took his vows in 2013, is competing as a canoeist for Japan at the Rio games.
Why I Love the Olympics
I have to admit that I have been glued to the TV in recent days watching the Olympics. I never realised before that I could care so much about cycling, gymnastics, or even sailing. The viewing…
More on China’s lack of press freedom; Salzberg; Solzhenitsyn
More on China’s anxious mix of almost-freedom (for foreigners) and increased repression (for its own citizens.) A German rights-group criticizes the IOC for its role in the press restrictions. Sharon Salzberg has a new blog post…
China Reiterates Pledge to Limit Internet Access During Games
China is angry that President Bush met with Chinese dissidents at the White House and accuses the U.S. of politicizing the Olympic Games. China reiterated they would limit internet access during the Games as well: The…
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