COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

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COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am

Thanks for sharing, bhante.

I like what they did with that...

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby 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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Postby 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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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby 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

Postby 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

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby 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...



Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:12 pm

Sense restraint is cool. 8-)

Metta,
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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: COOKIE MONSTER TEACHES MINDFULNESS

Postby 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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