The Science of Meditation

DELVE INTO THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR PRACTICE WITH THIS ESSENTIAL AND PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MEDITATION 'This is a book that really can change your life' Arianna Huffington, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sleep Revolution Meditation ...

The Science of Meditation

More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

Siddhartha s Brain

In Siddhartha's Brain, James Kingsland reveals that a complete scientific theory of how these practices work is now within our grasp and may be the key to treating a wide range of afflictions of the human mind.

Siddhartha s Brain

WINNER OF THE GOLD PRIZE FOR RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF EASTERN THOUGHT AT THE 2016 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS. Can meditation and mindfulness exercise make us sharper, smarter, healthier, happier? In Siddhartha's Brain, James Kingsland reveals that a complete scientific theory of how these practices work is now within our grasp and may be the key to treating a wide range of afflictions of the human mind. Some twenty-five centuries ago, an Indian sage called Siddhartha Gautama - the man who would become known as the Buddha - developed a programme for improving mental well-being which has been passed down to us by generations of monks and nuns. Today, secular mindfulness courses are proving their worth for tackling many of the problems associated with the demands of our frenetic, technology-driven modern world. Research has shown that mindfulness can be used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, hypertension and drug addiction, as well as improving concentration, empathy, emotion regulation and the quality of interpersonal relationships. There have even been hints that it could enhance immune function, slow cellular ageing and help keep dementia at bay. Taking us on a journey back to the time of the Buddha to track changes in his brain as he travels the path leading to enlightenment, Siddhartha's Brain explains how meditation and mindfulness transform the human mind.

Science of Meditation

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Science of Meditation

Coming in the wake of his earlier books, Yoga--The Art of Integration and The Nameless Experience which dwelt on the philosophy and psychology of Meditation, this work treats the subject from a purely practical standpoint. The theme of Meditation is discussed in terms of the three main constituents, namely, the Brain, the Habit mechanism and the Mind. The revitalisation, the modification and the transformation of the triad respectively would usher in the wholeness of spiritual life. In passing, the book discusses the way of spontaneous awakening of Kundalini, the biological energy the human body contains, which no longer, the author avers, requires any Hatha Yoga practice or the guidance of an expert. It is sincerely hoped that a practical treatment of the subject of meditation will help man to lead a healthy and creative life amidst his baffling psychological life.

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing.

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology brings together the latest thinking in these two important disciplines. Positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and strengths, is the fastest growing branch of psychology, offering an optimal home for the research and application of mindfulness. As we contemplate mindfulness in the context of positive psychology, meaningful insights are being revealed in relation to our mental and physical health. The book features chapters from leading figures from mindfulness and positive psychology, offering an exciting combination of topics. Mindfulness is explored in relation to flow, meaning, parenthood, performance, sports, obesity, depression, pregnancy, spirituality, happiness, mortality, and many other ground-breaking topics. This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing. Mindfulness in Positive Psychology will appeal to a readership of students and practitioners, as well as those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, or other relevant areas such as education, healthcare, clinical psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, and coaching. The book explores cutting edge theories, research, and practical exercises, which will be relevant to all people interested in this area, and particularly those who wish to enhance their wellbeing via mindfulness.

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Meditation Buddhism and Science

This volume explores the interrelations between Buddhist traditions and the scientific study of meditation.

Meditation  Buddhism  and Science

The scientific study of Buddhist forms of meditation has surged in recent years, capturing the popular imagination and reshaping conceptions of what meditation is and what it can do. For perhaps the first time in history, meditation has shifted from Buddhist monasteries and practice centers to some of the most prominent and powerful modern institutions in the world, as well as non-institutional settings. As their contexts change, so do the practices-sometimes drastically. New ways of thinking about meditation are emerging as it moves toward more secular settings, ways that profoundly affect millions of lives all over the world. To understand these changes and their effects, the essays in this volume explore the unaddressed complexities in the interrelations between Buddhist history and thought and the scientific study of meditation. The contributors bring philosophical, cultural, historical, and ethnographic perspectives to bear, considering such issues as the philosophical presuppositions behind practice, the secularization of meditation, the values and goods assumed in clinical approaches, and the sorts of subjects that take shape under the influence of these transformed and transformative practices-all the more powerful for being so often formulated with the authority of scientific discourse.

Silent Music

Silent Music breaks down the barriers between science and religion, as well as between religions themselves, in order to extrapolate a comprehensive understanding of the "science of meditation.

Silent Music

Silent Music breaks down the barriers between science and religion, as well as between religions themselves, in order to extrapolate a comprehensive understanding of the "science of meditation." Johnston explores the concept of meditation from all perspectives in a rich account that runs the gamut from friendship to biofeedback. Understanding all approaches and incorporating them into a united vision, Silent Music reveals as new way of understanding the mystical and our search for wisdom in the modern world. Included is a glossary of terms and an index.

Meditation

This book is not intended to be a popular book, but rather an academic one,
which takes these claims, counterclaims, and debate to a deeper level of analysis
, providing a fuller, more well reasoned account of the science of meditation.

Meditation

Many claim that meditation is effective in the treatment of many ailments associated with stress and high blood pressure, and in the management of pain. While there are many popular books on meditation, few embrace the science as well as the art of meditation. In this volume, Shapiro and Walsh fill this need by assembling a complete collection of scholarly articles--Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives. From an academic rather than a popular vantage, the volume takes the claims and counterclaims about meditation to a deeper analytical level by including studies from clinical psychology and psychiatry, neuroscience, psychophysiology, and biochemistry. Each selection is a contribution to the field, either as a classic of research, or by being methodologically elegant, heuristically interesting, or creative. Original articles cover such topics as the effects of meditation in the treatment of stress, hypertension, and addictions; the comparison of meditation with other self-regulation strategies; the adverse effects of meditation; and meditation-induced altered states of consciousness. Concluding with a major bibliography of related works, Meditation offers the reader a valuable overview of the state and possible future directions of meditation research. Today, in the popular media and elsewhere, debate continues: Is meditation an effective technique for spiritual and physical healing, or is it quackery? Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives weighs in on this debate by presenting what continues to be the most complete collection of scholarly articles ever amassed on the subject of meditation.

Altered Traits

Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

Altered Traits


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Science of Meditation


Superconscious Meditation

This latter region is where the science of meditation stakes its claim . In its search
for secure knowledge , science attempts to establish its hypotheses by
eliminating the variables and finding the constant factors in the experiment .
Likewise ...

Superconscious Meditation

A guide to the art and science of mediation. A manual for learning exactly who you are. Superconscious Meditation by Justin O'Brien (also known as Swami Jaidev Bharati) is written with a simple, direct and yet enthralling elegance that discloses the heart of the matter with such aplomb and down-to-earth practicality that the reader wants to get right down and practice the reality: Superconscious Meditation.

Balancing the Pairs of Opposites The Seven Rays and Education and Other Essays in Esoteric Psychology

The Science of Meditation. D. K. states that the proper time for meditation to be
included in the curriculum is at the age of seventeen. This is to be done along
with the study of psychology. "It should be noted here, however, that the religious
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Balancing the Pairs of Opposites  The Seven Rays and Education  and Other Essays in Esoteric Psychology


The Science of Mind The Definitive Edition

This is done, not by meditation upon limitation, but by contemplating plenty,
abundance, success, prosperity and happiness. It is unscientific to dwell upon
lack, for it will create the undesired condition. It is scientific to meditate on plenty,
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The Science of Mind  The Definitive Edition

"The founder of the United Church of Religious Science, an international religious movement, presents his basic spiritual tenets, showing readers how to get in touch with nature's forces and God's healing power."—Amazon.com.

The Science of Enlightenment

Few teachers achieve clarity with the application of scientific inquiry to these states of consciousness like Shinzen Young. Now in paperback, The Science of Enlightenment makes Young’s essential insights available to readers everywhere.

The Science of Enlightenment

Enlightenment—is it a myth or is it real? Across time and culture, inner explorers have discovered that the liberated state is a natural experience, as real as the sensations you are having right now. Few teachers achieve clarity with the application of scientific inquiry to these states of consciousness like Shinzen Young. Now in paperback, The Science of Enlightenment makes Young’s essential insights available to readers everywhere. The Science of Enlightenment merges scientific precision, Young’s grasp of the source-language teachings of many spiritual traditions, and his rare gift for sparking insight upon insight through original analogies and illustrations. The result: an uncommonly lucid "Aha, now I get it!" guide to mindfulness meditation—how it works and how to use it to enhance our cognitive capacities, compassion, and experience of happiness independent of conditions. For meditators of all levels and lineages, this multifaceted wisdom gem will be sure to surprise, provoke, illuminate, and inspire.

Mind Brain and the Path to Happiness

Exploration of neural plasticity resulting from meditation-based mind training is
arguably one of the most exciting areas of research in current psychology and
cognitive neuroscience. Over the last decade we have witnessed a sharp
increase in ...

Mind  Brain and the Path to Happiness

Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness presents a contemporary account of traditional Buddhist mind training and the pursuit of wellbeing and happiness in the context of the latest research in psychology and the neuroscience of meditation. Following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Dzogchen, the book guides the reader through the gradual steps in transformation of the practitioner’s mind and brain on the path to advanced states of balance, genuine happiness and wellbeing. Dusana Dorjee explains how the mind training is grounded in philosophical and experiential exploration of the notions of happiness and human potential, and how it refines attention skills and cultivates emotional balance in training of mindfulness, meta-awareness and development of healthy emotions. The book outlines how the practitioner can explore subtle aspects of conscious experience in order to recognize the nature of the mind and reality. At each of the steps on the path the book provides novel insights into similarities and differences between Buddhist accounts and current psychological and neuroscientific theories and evidence. Throughout the book the author skilfully combines Buddhist psychology and Western scientific research with examples of meditation practices, highlighting the ultimately practical nature of Buddhist mind training. Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness is an important book for health professionals and educators who teach or apply mindfulness and meditation-based techniques in their work, as well as for researchers and students investigating these techniques both in a clinical context and in the emerging field of contemplative science.

Martial Arts History Science Meditation and Health

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Martial Arts History  Science  Meditation and Health

It all started about 1500 years ago and then it stopped around the turn of the 20th century. So much knowledge was lost but it has been recovered. Some masters know the secrets and don't want to share, others share it willingly. But even then, some things need more explanation. This book reaches into science and gives the answers to what was mysticism. Science is being used to explain martial arts, meditation and even how eastern medicine works. It isn't the strange and exotic eastern medicine it once was, it's more mainstream now than ever. If you?re looking for answers, here is a great place to start!

Knowing the Facts about Meditation

William Johnston, Silent Music: The Science of Meditation, NY: Harper & Row,
1975. 439.Roger Walsh, "A Model for Viewing Meditation Research," The Journal
of Transpersonal Psychology, Volume 14, Number 1, 1982. 440.Roger N. Walsh
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Knowing the Facts about Meditation

Meditation is one of the most popular of all modern religious practices. It claims to work by profoundly "stilling" or otherwise dramatically influencing the mind. Through this process the meditator is allegedly able to perceive "true" reality his own "true" divine nature and finally achieve spiritual enlightenment. Meditation promoters also claim the practice has numerous health benefits. Are these statements true? The authors examine the validity of these claims and explain potential problems and dangers.

Meditation Oneness and Physics

Who Can Meditate? Who can meditate? Literally, anyone; the technique is that
simple and straightforward. Throughout my years in this field I have instructed
hundreds of people in the science of meditation, and never have I encountered a
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Meditation  Oneness and Physics

An entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking insight into the connections between the sciences of physics and meditation based on the author's own direct experience. The first chapter presents the scientific, rational approach to meditation and analyzes this technique in terms of the modern scientific method. Meditation is treated as a science that starts with the observation of the functioning of the human mind and reaches out toward the vision of Oneness where all of creation is seen as one unique existence. The last four chapters deal with the parallels between modern physics and meditation. The last section in each chapter demonstrates how the discoveries of physics both corroborate those that come from meditation and serve as a basis upon which the findings of meditation can expand. The author also shows the reader how the practice of meditation can be incorporated into his or her own life to bring the benefits of good health, happiness, clear thinking, peace of mind, self-sufficiency, and fearlessness.

Recitation and Meditation

The science of meditation is used in the worldly conduct of life as well as in the
realm of spiritual attainment. The higher the plane of meditation the greater is its
usefulness. Meditation is of immense value to man in his efforts to acquire, and ...

Recitation and Meditation


Ken Wilber

of science, individual opinion needs to be assessed in the light of the
experiences of qualified researchers. ... Experiences gained during meditation
can be compared and related to what the spiritual traditions have to say about
such ...

Ken Wilber

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.