Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets of Meditation’s Benefits

Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets of Meditation’s Benefits
Contemplative practices that extend back thousands of years show a multitude of benefits for both body and mind Matthieu Ricard & Richard Davidson When the Society for Neuroscience asked Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (the leader of Tibetan Buddhism), to address its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in 2005, a few hundred members among the nearly 35,000 or so attending the meet...
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How we are Wired for Kindness

How we are Wired for Kindness
Science shows we prefer compassion, and our capacity grows with practice A three-month old infant sits propped up in her mother’s lap, entranced by a puppet show. A small dog tries to lift a heavy bag, and a kind teddy bear helps. Then, as the dog struggles once again to lift the bag, a mean bunny grabs it away. After the puppet show, the infant is shown both the teddy bear and the dog – and s...
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5 Powerful Steps To Calming Your Anxiety

5 Powerful Steps To Calming Your Anxiety
There’s usually something that makes us anxious. No matter how strong your confidence in certain arenas, there may be other areas that totally freak you out. While I can feel at ease in the midst of a medical crisis, I completely panic when swimming in deep water — even if I can see the bottom. That anxiety began after I saw the movie "Jaws." I’m serious. But fear can also play a very useful ro...
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Would you like Emotional Balance?

Would you like Emotional Balance?
Cultivating Emotional Balance is a research project, which arose from a dialogue between the Dalai Lama, biobehavioral scientists studying emotion and Buddhist monks, and scholars at the Mind and Life Institute in Dharamsala, India in March of 2000. This meeting was one in a series sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute to foster an interchange between Buddhist tradition and Western science....
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Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets of Meditation’s Benefits

Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets of Meditation’s Benefits
Contemplative practices that extend back thousands of years show a multitude of benefits for both body and mindMatthieu Ricard & Richard DavidsonWhen the Society for Neuroscience asked Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (the leader of Tibetan Buddhism), to address its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in 2005, a few hundred members among the nearly 35,000 or so attending the meeting petition...
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Mindfulness

Mindfulness
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness Training is an active observation and training of the neural networks of our brain. The primary prerequisite for any change we want to undertake in life is the ability to focus and manage our attention. Mindfulness Training makes us proactive and better at responding rather than reacting to our experiences in everyday life. It is a simple way of becoming pre...
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Weight Loss

Weight Loss
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