Where To Meditate: 11 Surprising Places To Find Some Zen In search of simple, quick and cheap stress relief? Meditation is what you’re after. Often associated with Eastern-world practices, meditation has been making headlines and infiltrating the West. It’s no mystery as to why: Just 20 minutes has been shown to decrease stress, help with… Continue reading Where To Meditate: 11 Surprising Places To Find Some Zen
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?
I think my favorite Zen story is about an exchange between Hui Neng, the fifth Chinese patriarch who lived about 1,400 years ago, and Wo Lun, a monk who wants to demonstrate his spiritual attainment. Wo Lun tells Hui Neng this:”Wo Lun has skillful meansEnabling him to cut off all thoughts.In the face of circumstanceshe… Continue reading Mack Paul: Meditation Is Medicine
Is meditation narcissistic? The short answer is: it depends. The act of sitting in silence, eyes closed or facing a wall, attention focused on the inner landscape of breath, body and mental activity, could at least be characterized as self-absorbed — some might call it navel gazing. The term “navel gazing,” which the dictionary defines… Continue reading Lewis Richmond: Is Meditation Narcissistic? on Huffington Post
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
Can Meditation Make You Smarter? By Laura Schwecherl | Greatist.com | August 10, 2012 Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/10/can-meditation-make-you-smarter/#ixzz23HzCC6jO Most of us know that meditating is a great way to reduce stress. But meditative practice goes beyond taking a chill pill. Meditating is also associated with structural changes in the brain that help sharpen focus and improve… Continue reading Time Magazine: Can Meditation Make You Smarter?