Compassion & connection

Compassion meditation: Bringing together Self & Other

Monday, December 19, 2016
Compassion meditation research

The holiday season raises interesting questions for our self-interest and sense of “self”. Between numerous social events, obligatory family gatherings, and an overall orientation towards charity, the “season…

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Connection vs loneliness: the role of meditation

Monday, December 23, 2013
The revelation

As the year ends with the festive season, as work grinds to a halt, families re-unite and all the focus is on togetherness, for many people this is…

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How mindfulness meditation changes the brain

Friday, November 1, 2013
Jigsaw puzzle pieces head

Technologies such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography) make it possible for neuroscientists to see exactly what goes on in the brain, and these are…

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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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