Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation

With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, […]

Developing the Observer Self, or Witness, aids growth and awareness

If all of a person’s consciousness is tied up with experiencing, say, pain, sadness, or anger, it is as if that person is living in a small trailer home: existence […]

What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness?

Research suggests that mindfulness practices offer psychotherapists a way to positively affect aspects of therapy that account for successful treatment. This paper provides psychotherapists with a synthesis of the empirically […]

Alan Wallace on Genuine Happiness

This is a great 30 minute video by Alan Wallace on cultivating mental and emotional balance, thus finding genuine happiness.  

Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without […]

Benefits of Mindfulness – Harvard

Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well-Being Posted at Understanding mindfulness Key Points Practicing mindfulness improves both mental and physical health. Mindfulness involves both concentration (a form of meditation) […]