Can meditation really make us nicer people? Really?

Monday, October 28, 2013
Chinese flower

It appears so. Psychologists and neuroscientists have designed some interesting experiments that show we really do become nicer after practicing meditation. Would you give up your chair to…

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Mindfulness meditation stops rumination, a danger to mental health

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Into the Light

There is a theory that it isn’t only what happens to us but equally how we choose to think about it, that determines our mental wellbeing; now the…

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Meditation may lower blood pressure: but which type should we choose?

Friday, October 18, 2013
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Different meditation practices shown to reduce blood pressure Many studies have researched meditation’s effects on blood pressure and indications are that some types of meditation have modest but…

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What is compassion meditation?

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Elephants touching each other gently (greeting)

One of the main types of Buddhist meditation, compassion meditation is intended to cultivate loving-kindness, friendliness, and goodwill towards oneself and others. It is referred to as “mettā”,…

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World’s best universities lead the way for research into meditation

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
From free images, Adiba Osmani

1968 marks a real turning point for scientific research into meditation, when a group of Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioners turned up at Harvard Medical School and asked to…

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