CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.



October 20, 2021

Article Published In : Wisdom

Illuminating the Mind- Exploring Buddhism and Science with the Dalai Lama

Join His Holiness the Dalai Lama in an exploration of the nature of mind with leading researchers, philosophers and Buddhist scholars.

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October 20, 2021

Article Published In : Lion’s Roar- Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time

The Three Minds of Zen

Zen teaches that we should maintain “a joyful mind, an elder’s mind, and a great mind.” According to Jisho Sara Siebert, they’re never far away.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : SPEAKINGTREE.IN

Humility Opens The Door To Inner Strength

Humility treads the fine line between arrogance and self-deprecation. Humility, modesty and down-to-earth are synonyms deriving from the Latin, ‘humus’, translatable as ‘grounded or from the earth’. So, what makes someone humble? Are the humble meek or psychologically weak?

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business Review

Managers: Compassion and Accountability Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Now that restrictions are lifting in many parts of the world, some managers are wondering how to continue to balance compassion for the people on their team and accountability for getting work done. The good news is, experts say that it’s possible to have both. Rather than thinking of it as a trade-off between compassion and accountability, think about how you can combine the two. Here are eight steps managers can take to meet goals while also being caring.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : PSYCHE

Meditation is like mountaineering: approach it with care

The links between meditation and mountaineering aren’t limited to surface aspects of goals, methods and popular appeal. One key similarity concerns the importance of teachers or guides.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : PSYCHE

The ‘melancholic joy’ of living in our brutal, beautiful world

The totality of evidence elicits in us something like ‘melancholic joy’: a grateful and uninhibited joy for the goodness of being, but one tinged by sadness at the pervasiveness of evil and melancholy because it all comes to an end.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : Mindful

Why Your Out-Breath is Connected to Your Well-Being

Toward the end of a yoga class or during a guided meditation, it’s likely you’ve heard some version of: “Let’s take a few slow, deep breaths, allowing the body to relax as you gently exhale.” These are simple instructions intended to slow down your heart rate. But what you may not realize is that these slow, deep breaths—and exhalations, in particular—are stimulating your vagus nerve, which signals to the body that it is in a state of calm. It can now rest and digest, tend and befriend.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : Emerge

‘We are suffering from a Wisdom Famine in the West.’

John Vervaeke, professor of cognitive science at the University of Toronto, is the prophet of the "meaning crisis." The crisis of wisdom, he holds, is the defining crisis of our times. To overcome it, we must learn to steal the culture.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Mind & Life Institute

6 Days, 28 Speakers, 1 Powerful Message: The Climate Crisis, It’s a Relationship Problem

The current climate change crisis is not just caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases… but by breakdowns in kinship relationships,” said Indigenous scholar Kyle Whyte, pointing to the moral bond between people, plants, animals, and habitats.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Mind & Life Institute

Evolution of the Heart

Mind & Life honored the Dalai Lama’s birthday with the release of “Evolution of the Heart.” The 37-minute film chronicles conversations between the Dalai Lama, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, and social scientist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

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