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The path to bliss and wisdom by Ajahn Brahmavamso, Saturday, June 12, 2010
The best way to learn about meditation is to practise it, says Ajahn Brahm...


detail...2010-06-12
Meditation-Related Brain Research and Its Treatment Implications by http://www.i-awake.net
According to the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills (KIMS: Baer, et al, 2004), mindfulness consists of nonreactivity to inner experience, attending to sensations and feelings, actions with awareness, labeling sensations and feeling states with words, and a non-judgmental attitude toward experience. Sara W. Lazar and cohorts discovered this meditative practice to be correlated with increased cortical thickness in the middle prefrontal areas, as well as enlarged right insulas, in experienced practitioners (2005). Additional studies have revealed mindfulness practice and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to animate neural structures involved in attention (Lazar, et al, 2000), serve as a viable treatment modality for ADHD (Zylowska, et al, 2008), counter the tendency toward diminished left-frontal activity in severe depression (Barnhofer, et al, 2007), and significantly reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms in bipolar affective disorder (Williams, et al, 2008). And according to Siegel, "[m]indfulness meditationappears to produce a left shift in frontal activation" (2007, p. 220).


detail...2010-06-09
Brain Waves and Meditation by http://www.sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2010) Forget about crystals and candles, and about sitting and breathing in awkward ways. Meditation research explores how the brain works when we refrain from concentration, rumination and intentional thinking. Electrical brain waves suggest that mental activity during meditation is wakeful and relaxed.


detail...2010-03-31
Insight Meditation: Let the Power of Your Mind Make a Big Difference by http://meditationinfocenter.blogspot.com/
It is very hard to handle stressful situations. Every individual should learn how to become aware of it and accepting it. One form of meditation which is very effective in dealing with the problems and difficult situations of life is known as mindfulness mediation or insight meditation. This is often considered by many people as a miraculous technique.


detail...2009-11-19
The Art of Meditation: How You Can Completely Relax Through Meditation by http://meditationinfocenter.blogspot.com/
In the hectic lifestyle people live in today, you have to consider that this kind of lifestyle is bad for your health. Recent studies have found that stress contributes to heart diseases and high blood pressure. You have to consider that because of the help of stressful lifestyle that people live in today, stroke and heart diseases have been considered as one of the deadliest diseases plaguing today's society.


detail...2009-11-19
Guided Meditation: Six Simple Steps on Stress Reduction by http://meditationinfocenter.blogspot.com
You don't need to get rid of stress. All you need to do is manage it in a way that it can give you benefits. Remember that insufficient stress can act as depressants letting you feel dejected or bored. While excessive stress lets you feel stocked.


detail...2009-11-19
Buddhist Meditation: Bringing Your Mind Tranquility and Insight by http://meditationinfocenter.blogspot.com
People who do Buddhist meditation have been found that they worked more efficiently and have that somewhat "extra glow" or that extra energy. They do work as if it's nothing and Buddhist meditation practitioners have testified that they are happy doing work.


detail...2009-11-19
Observing Minds Want to Know by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Sayadaw U Tejaniya gives essential tips for observing the moment in mindfulness meditation.


detail...2009-11-19
Vipassana meditation and the trial lawyer by Atty. Manuel J. Laserna Jr. Thursday, October 22, 2009
The PVMS industriously works under the global guidance of the International Vipassana Academy (IVA) whose world pagoda is located in the suburbs of Mumbai, India. The global vipassana Teacher is the wise, respected, articulate and warmhearted S. N. Goenka, an Indian industrialist born in Burma who, after tasting the sweetness of The Truth or Dhamma, bought back to India in the mid-1960s the pristine purity of vipassana meditation as taught by The Buddha to his monks 2,500 years ago.


detail...2009-10-22
Prison inmates go Zen to deal with life behind bars by Stephanie Chen, CNN, Oct 9, 2009
Meditation can help the convicts find calmness in a prison culture ripe with violence and chaos. The practice provides them a chance to reflect on their crimes, wrestle through feelings of guilt and transform themselves during their rehabilitative journey, Buddhist experts say.


detail...2009-10-09
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