Category Archives: Dzogchen

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

Author: Josipovic, Z. Year: 2014 Title: Neural correlates of nondual awareness in meditation Summary: Most experienced meditators engaged in traditional practices may have an understanding of nondual awareness (NDA). It is the state beyond the simple good-bad, my-your dichotomy that … Continue reading

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Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Do you meditate or practice mindfulness? I am currently undertaking an academic survey into meditation and wellbeing. I would like to ask meditators over the age of 18 to complete a short anonymous questionnaire about their practice (it should take … Continue reading

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Is Mindfulness Buddhist and Does its Social Context Matter?

Title: Is mindfulness Buddhist? (and why it matters) Author: Robert H. Sharf Year: 2015 Summary: Modern mindfulness meditation is often associated with the state of ‘bare attention’, paying attention in the moment, non judgementally but deliberately. This particular state is … Continue reading

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