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Meditation and the neuroscience of consciousness by Richard J. Davidson
Lutz, A., Dunne, J.P., & Davidson, R.J. (in press). Meditation and the neuroscience of consciousness. In P. Zelazo, M. Moscovitch, & E. Thompson (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness. New York: Cambridge University Press.


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Buddhist and psychological perspectives on emotions and well-being by Richard J. Davidson
Ekman, P., Davidson, R. J., Ricard, M., & Wallace, B. A. (2005). Buddhist and psychological perspectives on emotions and well-being. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14(2), 59-63.


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Grossman, Paul, Mindfulness Practice: A Unique Clinical Intervention for the Behavioral Sciences by Paul Grossman
Grossman, Paul, Mindfulness Practice: A Unique Clinical Intervention for the Behavioral Sciences, in Heidenreich, T. & Michalak, J., eds. (in press), Mindfulness and Acceptance in Psychotherapy. Tuebingen: DVTG Press.


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The Buddhist Tradition of Samatha: Methods for Refining and Examining Consciousness by Wallace, B. A. (1999)
The Buddhist Tradition of Samatha: Methods for Refining and Examining Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6, No. 2-3,175-187. [This paper is a concise introduction to the practice and trait effects of training in meditative quiescence, the primary training undertaken in the Shamatha Project I'll be describing at the MLSI]


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Meditation found to increase brain size by William J. Cromie , Harvard News Office
Mental calisthenics bulk up some layers People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't.

Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input.
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Mindfulness in Plain English by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana
The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use. There are already many comprehensive books on Buddhism as a philosophy, and on the theoretical aspects of Buddhist meditation.


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Buddhist Meditation by Francis Story (Anagarika Sugatananda)
The purpose of Buddhist meditation, therefore, is to gain more than an intellectual understanding of this truth, to liberate ourselves from the delusion and thereby put an end to both ignorance and craving. If the meditation does not produce results tending to this consummation - results which are observable in the character and the whole attitude to life - it is clear that there is something wrong either with the system or with the method of employing it.


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Beginning Insight Meditation And Other Essays by Dorothy Figen
For the beginning meditator I believe it would be helpful to establish an order in the various steps taken in meditation. First, then, it would be wise to establish a place of quiet to which one may retire daily and not be interrupted in his endeavors.


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The Four Sublime States Contemplations on Love, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity by Nyanaponika Thera
The Buddha often spoke about four states of mind as the four "Brahma-viharas": the divine or god-like dwellings, the lofty and excellent abodes in which the mind reaches outwards towards the immeasurable world of living beings, embracing them all in these boundless emotions.


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Ven. Mahathera Nauyane Ariyadhamma by Anapana Sati: Meditation on Breathing
Anapana sati, the meditation on in-and-out breathing, is the first subject of meditation expounded by the Buddha in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta, the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness. The Buddha laid special stress on this meditation, for it is the gateway to enlightenment and Nibbana adopted by all the Buddhas of the past as the very basis for their attainment of Buddhahood.


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