Some resources you might enjoy: James Baraz, who has taught with us at some IMCW retreats over the years, has an article in the Huffington Post reacting to the recent incident in Arizona.
Brainwave science continues to clarify what we can do with the a trained mind. Now the toy companies are getting into it. Here on Amazon you can buy something to teach you how to use the Force.
From the Seattle Times, on meditation as mind training.
From Newsweek on how you can build a better brain.
A Song for all Beings (video)