This week's links all have a "when the rubber hits the road" quality, i.e. this stuff really works in real life ... and you don't need to subscribe to any particular religion to reap the benefits!
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant's Meditation Coach on How to be 'Flow Ready' and Get in the Zone: I highly recommend this long video. The time stamp appears to be wrong ... it says 18 + minutes but it's more like an hour. But Dan Harris's interview with with George Mumford is worth every minute.
How meditating in a tiny Iowa town helped me recover from war: A moving meditation transformation story.
Schools combine meditation and brain science to help combat discipline problems: Let's hear it for "educational neuroscience"!
Some are writing obituaries for American religion. Karen Tippet is documenting its revolution: Rethinking the sea change that's lapping at our collective shore ... Nones, SBNRs (Spiritual But Not Religious) ...
Have a guru by all means, but remember that their spirituality is an assembly-line product: Pretty incisive analysis ...
The Yoga of College Life: A fun trip through a (potentially mindful) day in the life of a college student.