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Buddhadharma : Spring 2006
spring 2006| 92 |buddhadharma spring 2006| 92 |buddhadharma RIGPA Distance Learning Program Online courses offering an introduction to Buddhism as well as a graduated program of study based on the teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. www.rigpa.org (toll free) 866.200.5876 or 518.478.0740 The courses include: • Videos • Course manual • Personal guidance from instructors • Group discussion • Online events • Distance sangha for ongoing students mit photos that capture an act of kindness. Selected images, such as the one above, will be used to produce a book and calendar, with profits going to “performing future acts of kindness.” Visitors to www.actsofkindness photography.com will be able to choose their favorite images to create their own books and calendars. Says Goldberg, “I want to bring the world a visual account of all that is taking place around us that is kind. A smile is the beginning to happiness. What would be so wrong with making people smile, rather than cry and worry?” ■ Fifty participants began the Barre center For BuDDhiSt StuDieS’ new “Advanced Study and Practice Program” with a sevenday study and meditation retreat at IMS in December. Between June 2006 and June 2007, the group will meet for four week ends of study, discussion, and practice, led by Andrew Olendzki and Mu Soeng. To be eligi ble for the program, students must have logged 50 or more days of silent, residential Vipassana or metta retreat. “It’s an indication of how the dharma is maturing, that there are students who have done a lot of prac tice – decades even,” says Sumi Loundon, BCBS assistant director. “It seemed to us that many are ready for an extended program to help deepen their understanding.” ■ A retreat organized “BY ScientiStS, For Scien- tiStS,” and held at the Insight Meditation Society, brought together almost 100 neuro scientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and others who study the mind for a week of meditation in early January. Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Guy Armstrong, and Susan O’Brien led the program, which was con ducted in most respects like a traditional silent Vipassana retreat, except for some group dis cussions on the intersection of mind/neurosci ence and contemplative practice. Sam Harris, one of the organizers and the author of The End of Faith, says that the retreat allowed sci entists to “explore ways in which a rigorous and systematic approach to introspection can inform their research.” ■ His Holiness the Dalai Lama honored Ben Duskin (below) and Eric Johnston of San Francisco on Novem ber 6. The two created a video game – called Ben’S game – for children who are undergoing cancer treatment. Duskin and Johnston came to the attention of the Dalai Lama through Wisdom in Action, a nonprofit based in St. Helena, California, that has iden tified some 50 individuals from 14 countries to receive special recognition from the Tibetan spiritual leader. The game was conceived when the Makea Wish Foundation interviewed elevenyearold leukemia patient Duskin, who said that his wish was to create a video game that would help other kids endure cancer DONGOLDBERGMICHAELMICAELBARRECENTERFORBUDDHISTSTUDIES ➤ continued page 94