Phillip Moffitt/Tricycle: The Mindfulness of the Buddha


As secular mindfulness continues to expand into many layers of our society, from psychotherapy offices and schools to corporations and the military, I welcome its spread. Regardless of the context in which it is learned, mindfulness reduces suffering when practiced diligently and ethically. Moreover, applying mindfulness to daily life situations is a fundamental dharma teaching.…

RAMONA GIWARGIS: San Jose flood: Vietnamese billionaire will donate $5 million to help victims


SAN JOSE — A Vietnamese billionaire Wednesday pledged to donate $5 million to San Jose flood victims — the biggest gift since the disastrous flood engulfed three neighborhoods last week. Kieu Hoang, a Los Angeles County businessman who owns Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, handed Mayor Sam Liccardo a $5 million ceremonial check at an announcement with…