Author Archives: Stephen Gene Morris

About Stephen Gene Morris

Post graduate researcher of relationships between meditation and wellbeing. Decades of practice in spiritual and secular forms of meditation. Teaching and research of compassionate and nondual practice. Extensive exposure to Buddhist and other spiritual systems. Training in diverse forms of psychology and reasoning.

Compassion and palliative care

Compassionate, loving kindness and mindfulness interventions in a palliative care setting. Continue reading

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Methodological problems in mindfulness research

Problems in how meditation is researched are highlighted in this meta study. But the paper stops short of explaining why its lost in a ‘theoretical mist’. Continue reading

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Compassion, meditation and depression

Can cognitive based compassion therapy (CBCT) help with depression? Continue reading

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Measuring loving kindness-compassion

To what extent can loving kindness and compassion be reliably measured? Continue reading

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How Much Does Science Know About Meditation?

Scientific understanding of meditation and mindfulness Continue reading

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Mirror Neurons – Embodied Cognition

Mirror neurons may have significant implications for meditators and spiritual practitioners. Continue reading

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The Great Divide – Non Dual/Dual Meditation

Dualism is a crucial issue in the understanding and practice of meditation. Continue reading

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Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Meditators know the most about meditation, if science ignores them they miss a trick. Continue reading

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Is Mindfulness Buddhist and Does its Social Context Matter?

Can mindfulness be regarded as a Buddhist practice? Continue reading

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No Agreement over the Meaning of the Term Mindfulness

What is the authentic meaning of mindfulness? Continue reading

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