November 22, 2007

Neuroscience & Meditation: New Findings

For more than 2,500 years, Buddhist monks have known that practicing meditation leads to increased inner strength, calmness and self-awareness, strengthened contact with subconscious feelings and thoughts, and greater spiritual growth.

New research from Harvard Medical School is now allowing scientists to understand more about how regular meditation can deeply alter the structure of our brain...
"Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different". -- William James

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