By Ashna Mukhi Staff Writer Brown Daily Herald Practitioners of Buddhist meditation have reported seeing globes, jewels and little stars during meditation-induced light experiences. The neurobiological explanation for these visions was the subject of a recent study led by Willoughby Britton, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and Jared Lindahl, professor of religious studies at… Continue reading Meditation study links history to science: Light experiences during meditation similar to visualizations caused by sensory deprivation
Modern meditation: Why incense and crossed legs are strictly optional Former Buddhist monk and founder of online meditation course Headspace Andy Puddicome on why modern life doesn’t mean you can’t get some headspace By Alix O’Neill | Yahoo Lifestyle – Mon, Oct 7, 2013 17:29 BST Meditation has had a makeover. No longer must you sit uncomfortably in a room,… Continue reading Modern meditation: Why incense and crossed legs are strictly optional
What Mindfulness Isn’t … And What It Is Mindfulness is all the rage, but there are many misconceptions. It isn’t a form of relaxation, a technique, or even a meditation practice. It isn’t about doing things slowly or emptying your mind; it isn’t Buddhist, and it isn’t scientific. It isn’t easy … but, then again,… Continue reading What Mindfulness Isn’t … And What It Is – Wildmind
Follow Link for Video For many, meditation is key for fighting stress, finding peace Meditation is a mind-body practice that’s existed for thousands of years, yet it still attracts people looking for solace, healing and spiritual enlightenment today. Verna Sausman of Louisville was among those who gathered at a recent meditation session at Wellness 360… Continue reading For many, meditation is key for fighting stress, finding peace Video
This first time meditation experience is common to many who try meditation without finding the right technique for them. After teaching meditation to college students the last 5 years, I have found that all techniques work equally well, so long as you find the one that is easiest to fit into your life. See my… Continue reading College Prep: Meditation 30-Day Challenge
The vocabulary of meditation can be a barrier for people who feel that they’re entering a strange world, experts say. Here are some common words. Buddha: meaning one who is awake, in Sanskrit. The Buddha was a person, not a god, who lived more than 2,000 years ago; from a privileged family, he became a… Continue reading Vocabulary refresher course in the language of mindfulness meditation – latimes.com
Looking for Meditators of all traditions! From Vipassana, QiGong Practitioners, Yogis and Yoginis to Kirtan Performers and other Meditation Practitioners to share your sacred practice in a sacred space for the benefit of people curious about meditation and interested in learning more about meditation. Please read the complete Artist Statement for more information. You are… Continue reading Meditation as Performance Art: Calling all Meditators!
Just ten minutes of meditation a day can contribute something powerfully positive to the world. COULD you be kind for 100 days straight? If everyone spent ten minutes a day quietly focusing on kindness the world would be a much better place to live. That’s according to Wild Mild an online Buddhist group, run from… Continue reading Take the 100 day kindness challenge and contribute to a better world
Does the discomfort of discontent, longing, envy, jealousy, anger, compulsion, and anxiety contaminate your life, tighten your body and constrict your heart? Feeling out of control, impulsive and addicted is a tyranny, a prison in which there is no real peace or freedom. Is it possible that cultivating awareness and a kind and generous heart… Continue reading Dr. Nalini Chilkov: Depression, Desire, Addiction: Is Meditation the Answer to Changing Your Brain?
Being at peace with ourselves in our life begins within. I teach my clients to become the expert of themselves and that everything they experience in the external world is a reflection of their internal world. One of the techniques clients learn is to use mindfulness meditation to improve their relationship with their body and… Continue reading A Meditation For Promoting Peace Within Ourselves