A large socioeconomic underclass continues to propagate in America with a high school graduation rate of only 69 percent and projections for 12 million students to drop out during the next decade. During the next decade, nearly one in three American high school students will drop out, with some entering prison rather than college. Transcendental… Continue reading Transcendental Meditation Boosts High School Graduation Rates, As Policymakers Look To Alternatives : US/World : Medical Daily
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
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
What Happens To An Irritable Person On A Meditation Retreat? Until this year, the words “meditation” and “retreat” did not go together in my world, in any capacity. Truthfully, the word “retreat” never entered my vocabulary much at all, unless it somehow involved a spa treatment. But suddenly, in 2012, it seemed as if people… Continue reading Huff Post: What Happens To An Irritable Person On A Meditation Retreat?
Study suggests meditation may help prevent PTSD By Bryan Bender | Globe Staff December 02, 2012 NORTHFIELD, Vt. — It is part of a highly regimented daily routine at Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military academy and a cultivator of battlefield leaders for nearly two centuries. Dressed in combat fatigues and boots, a platoon… Continue reading Meditation study seeks to help cadets prevent PTSD – Nation – The Boston Globe