Monthly Archives: December 2013

Open mind: focused mind

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One of my online students asked a really excellent question in relation to mindful eating, and in fact in relation to mindful activity more generally: Should I focus on one specific sensation? But if I do so, isn’t it restrictive, replacing mindfulness of the whole experience of eating by concentration on ...

The Power of Mindfulness: a four-week course starting Jan 6, 2014

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Make a resolution to bring mindfulness and meditation into the New Year! The next Power of Mindfulness online course starts January 6, 2014. It’s a four-week meditation course that’s accessible 24 hours a day, every day of the week, wherever you are. All you need is an internet browser. You can ...

Enlightenment meets Enlightenment: Finding the Buddha in the secular west

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Dr. Arnie Kozak, beliefnet: I recently gave a talk at the University of Vermont College of Medicine called “Beyond Stress Reduction: Mindfulness as a Radical Technology. In this talk, I spoke about the indictment that the healthcare and corporate-related applications of mindfulness are tantamount to “McMindfulness.” If you read my post ...

Meditation induces gene expression changes

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Jill Sakai, Medical Xpress: 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, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of ...