COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

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COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Post by gavesako » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:25 am

An example of how meditation becomes integrated into mainstream society in the West without mentioning "Buddhism" at all. It is just a "mindfulness technique" which does not require any religious belief and is supposed to lead to a happier and stress-free life with more enjoyment of everything. Classic Buddhist concepts are translated into a new psychological language, such as "self-regulation" (indriya-samvara, restraint of the senses) which is based on mindfulness (sati).

COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

The fun, incredibly smart writers at Sesame Street have done it again with this adorably funny Cookie Monster video about self-regulation - ”Me Want it (But Me Wait!)”

Cookie Monster, the poster-child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills, attempts to explain these concepts while devising personal strategies on waiting to eat a cookie. A great one, for big and little kids alike!

Me Can Take Deep Breaths

When me lose control

When me have no doubt

Me have strategies

That can calm me down

Me can talk to self

Me can stand up straight

Me can take deep breaths

Me can self-regulate

:popcorn: :rolleye:
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnbKL3wuH4

http://glad.is/article/cookie-monster-t ... ndfulness/
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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Post by Jhana4 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:28 am

+1
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am

Thanks for sharing, bhante.

I like what they did with that...

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Post by Spiny Norman » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:35 am

gavesako wrote:
COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS
Is that where Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction came from? ;)
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Post by tiltbillings » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:51 am

Cookie Monster has been a hero of mine since Sesame St went on the air. Great song as sung by CM, but, of course, I had to listen to the original from whence it came. What an ugly minded piece of trash. Me loves Cookie Monster for making a silk purse from a sow's ear.

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Post by gavesako » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:23 am

I personally think that the Cookie Monster should now be elected as the Pope of the Secular Buddhist movement.

:soap:
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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:29 am

gavesako wrote:I personally think that the Cookie Monster should now be elected as the Pope of the Secular Buddhist movement.

:soap:
I would not wish that upon him.

Cookie Monster does advocate mantra practice: Om nom nom nom

>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:13 pm

Greetings,

Can't really vouch for the spiritual value of this one, but it's pretty ace nonetheless...



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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Post by Spiny Norman » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:52 pm

gavesako wrote:I personally think that the Cookie Monster should now be elected as the Pope of the Secular Buddhist movement.

:soap:
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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Post by Jhana4 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:27 pm

A lot of people are saying these days that the term "mindfulness" has become stretched out of shape, sort of like what happened to the word "zen". The "cookie monster" never really describes mindfulness, just intentional deep breating ( not watching the breath ) as part of a self regulation exercise and delayal of gratification.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:12 pm

Sense restraint is cool. 8-)

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Post by pilgrim » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:26 am

There is a lot of Mindfulness going around but not all are occasions for rejoicing. Mindfulness is also taught to soldiers so that they become more effective at their work. I suppose a sniper has to be very mindful to make a kill. So if mindfulness is not the context of the Eight Fold Path, is it Right Mindfulness?

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