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<b>Emma Seppala PhD: Meditation & the Inspiration to Help War Vets</b>

During the summer I blogged about Emma Seppala’s work with veterans suffering from PTSD and the documentary in which some of her research was featured. When we sat down to talk this summer, I asked her where she got the inspiration to begin to help veterans.   It is an unusual story to say the…

<b>10 Science-Based Reasons to Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC</b>

Whether we’re long-term meditators or just getting started, we invest time out of our day to meditate because we believe or have experienced that meditation has benefits. Some of us may experience this as increased focus, others as decreased stress. What we may not be aware of, however, is the extent of the benefits that…

<b>Mind & Life’s first European Symposium</b>

In addition to the First Mindfulness conference in Europe that I blogged about a little while ago, this year hosted another first: the European Symposium for Contemplative Studies organized by Mind & Life in Europe. This symposium took place in Berlin and its theme was the role of contemplative practice in relieving suffering for individuals and…

<b>Facilitadores de meditación para niños realizaron un curso de formación en Madrid, el pasado mes de marzo</b>

Durante el 2014 tendremos una gran oportunidad para que cada vez más, el Dharma llegue también a los niños. Después de los primeros cursos de formación de Rigpe Yeshe que se dieron el año pasado en Colonia y en París, se dio una nueva formación en Madrid, los días 29 y 30 de marzo. Al…

Read This Book!: The Compassionate Mind Approach to Reducing Stress by Maureen Cooper

For the last month or so I have been reading Maureen Cooper’s fabulous new book, The Compassionate Mind Approach to Reducing Stress Reducing Stress. Combining an authentically Buddhist approach with modern scientific discoveries, this book skillfully addresses one of the most beguiling symptoms of modern life: Stress.   In the opening chapters, Ms. Cooper, lays…

The Great and Curious Truth: Cultivating Compassion, The Contemplative Approach

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Taking a bite of mindfulness

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Non-silent interaction meditation

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Imaginary Limits: Grasping at Illusory I

From the perspective of science, there is no inherent reason for the human mind to have an underlying owner or “self.” The brain, the physical structure that creates consciousness and ‘the mind,’ exists only to provide centralized control over the body, ensuring our survival; it’s comprised of numerous subsystems that allow us to engage safely…

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