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Is there a “best way” to learn meditation?

Monday, October 17, 2016
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With a plethora of apps, books, sites, and videos offering guidance on meditation, it’s a fair question to ask: what is the best way to learn meditation? Shall…

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2 years on: the top 10 meditation trends in the UK

Monday, March 7, 2016
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It’s been exactly 2 years since I last posted here on March 2014. In this hiatus I’ve observed how meditation, in particular mindfulness meditation, has come to the fore…

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Can you be a mindful murderer? Interview with an ex-monk

Monday, March 3, 2014
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As interest in the term “mindfulness” continues to snowball, I wondered whether we are doing justice to how we talk about it, understand it, and practice it. To…

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Mindfulness for mental health: snail’s pace provisioning in the NHS

Friday, January 31, 2014
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Mental health: neglected at a cost On 20th January the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave a speech to launch the government’s “Mental Health Action Plan”, a…

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Tackling from the top: mindfulness meditation at the peaks of Davos

Friday, January 24, 2014
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It is a sign of the times that this year at the World Economic Forum, there were six sessions devoted to the topic of “Mindfulness”. As the great…

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Business leaders who meditate: why they do, why they should

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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Reading “Zen and the art of management” in the Financial Times, we get a good view of why business leaders meditate. “Meditation, more than anything else, is responsible…

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On positive psychology, pain, and happiness: Happier Human’s Amit Amin

Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Earlier this month I posted about  research linking meditation and happiness. Browsing through the material I came upon Happier Human, a company devoted to spreading the message of…

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The corporate world’s flirtation with meditation

Thursday, November 21, 2013
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It’s almost old news: the business world’s new interest in meditation The Financial Times reports regularly on it, Forbes, Wired, Business Insider, the New York Times all have…

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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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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