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Buddhism: Science of the Mind

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Simply put: Buddhism puts science experiments in our hands, or rather, in our minds. “You’re not just reading about what other scientists have done and, you know, confirmed and so forth like that, but you, yourself, are the experimenter. You experiment with your own mind,” said Kadam Morten Clausen, Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center.

This experimentation allows us to discover the depths of our peace, love and kindness and a spiritual dimension that is empirically verifiable.

Source: Big Think

We are lost wasps

“Are we not wasps who spend all day in a fruitless attempt to traverse a window-pane — while the other half of the window is wide open?” – Wei Wu Wei

 

Why are you unhappy?

Why are you unhappy?
Because 99.9 per cent
Of everything you think,
And of everything you do,
Is for yourself —
And there isn’t one.
— Ask The Awakened

Action changes everything

Zen Flow Chart

Zen Flow Chart

Can meditation change your brain? Neuroscientists want to know

Can people strengthen the brain circuits associated with happiness and positive behavior, just as we’re able to strengthen muscles with exercise? Richard Davidson, who for decades has practiced Buddhist-style meditation – a form of mental exercise, he says – insists that we can.

Mindfulness Meditation Breathing To Reduce Stress -

Here a simple example of mindfulness meditation breathing to reduce stress. Follow these simple instructions, and your stress will melt away in just a few moments.

Source: Mindfulness Meditation Breathing To Reduce Stress

Sitting without a sitter | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

Sitting without a sitter | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation
When I was on my first ever meditation retreat — two weeks of intensive meditation in the Scottish Highlands — I'd sometimes hear the instruction, And now

Sit. Breathe. Be a Better Leader. The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation

Anyone else out there need to make peace with your lizard-squirrel-monkey brain?

Sit. Breathe. Be a Better Leader. | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it
Meditation and mindfulness are edging their way into corporate America. This article in Inc Magazine reports on findings that show the benefits of meditation for corporate leaders. The art piece I use…

Nature is Awesome.Guess the Place!

Nature is Awesome.
Guess the Place!