Meditation and the Dalai Lama March 17, 2014 Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Director National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine View Dr. Briggs’ biographical sketch The NIH community was delighted to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama on March 7 to present the annual NIH J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture, in which he discussed “The Role of Science in… Continue reading NCCAM: Meditation and the Dalai Lama
Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change Posted: 10/02/2013 7:58 am By Angela Wilson, MA, RYT One increasingly popular form of meditation is loving-kindness meditation (LKM), the practice of wishing oneself and others to be happy, content and at ease. In the yoga tradition, loving-kindness is seen as an opportunity to “cultivate the opposite.” Where many meditation techniques encourage students… Continue reading Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change – HuffPost
The Tipping Point for Mindfulness Posted: 06/21/2013 8:32 am Mindfulness practices like meditation have been in existence for thousands of years, but only now are they reaching the tipping point in the Western world. Today’s pace and stress are so great that people are searching for new practices to find resilience in the midst of… Continue reading Bill George: The Tipping Point for Mindfulness
A Glimpse into the Meditating Brain* Bryan Williams University of New Mexico via A Glimpse into the Meditating Brain. A Glimpse into the Meditating Brain* Bryan Williams University of New Mexico Abstract: Meditation has served as a traditional Eastern technique to transform consciousness and gain higher insight by focusing attention and… Continue reading A Glimpse into the Meditating Brain
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?
Yogis do it, Christians do it, Buddhists do it, Jews do it, Hindus do it, Muslims do it, and atheists do it. Kids, the elderly, CEOs, celebrities, housewives and politicians all do it. It can be done in schools, hospitals, boardrooms, town halls, or your own living room. Meditation is now written into TV dramas.… Continue reading Ed and Deb Shapiro: Why Meditation Doesn’t Belong to Anyone
Meditation is a mystery to many in the Western world. Sure, we’ve all heard of it, but most say they “don’t have time” to slow down for it and others say they simply don’t know how or they’ve tried it and couldn’t do it “right.” Some even misunderstand it as being against their religion or… Continue reading Dawn Gluskin: Meditation, Demystified HuffPost