Tag Archives: Buddhism

Meditation can change the size of your brain

The brain is plastic, to what extend does it undergo structural changes during meditation? Continue reading

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Deepening crisis in meditation research

Is contemporary mindfulness a meditation practice or something different? 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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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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Does Meditation Need a Social Context?

Is the social context an essential element of meditation? Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Towards A Critical Relational Perspective

A critical perspective of mindfulness. Understanding the contemporary mindfulness movement in a wider perspective. Continue reading

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