Latest Buddhist meditation Stories

2011-07-02 05:55:00

Scientists have cracked the secret to what makes Tibetan "singing bowls" so mysterious. The water-filled bowls are rubbed with a leather-wrapped mallet to exhibit a haunting sound, creating strange waves. A Tibetan bowl is generally made from a bronze alloy containing copper, tin, zinc, iron, silver, gold and nickel. The Faraday waves arise when a fluid like water vibrates, constrained by a closed boundary like the edge of the bowl. As the frequency of the rubbing reaches at which the bowl...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Book receives endorsements of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Myla Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Amy Saltzman and others. 'You Are Not Your Thoughts' was written to inspire children, and adults alike, to learn early and often that they can free themselves of destructive thoughts, emotions and behaviors by simply remembering to be present "“ right here, right now. Chicopee, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Mindfulness is present moment, non-judgmental awareness. It reconnects people to their senses, bringing them into...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

A Program to Relax, Refresh and Rejuvenate with Meditation in the Presence of H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 On Saturday April 9th, The Art of Living Foundation, an international non-profit that offers stress reduction, meditation and self-development programs, hosted Meditation & Yoga 2011 (MY 2011) in the presence of spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The day-long...

2011-03-30 07:15:00

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Stress Awareness Month, and boy do we need it. According to the American Psychological Association (2010), a majority of Americans experience moderate or high levels of stress, but are "stymied in their efforts to make changes." And although science is increasingly showing the benefits of meditation for stress relief, many people have trouble getting started or even finding time for it. And for someone who is...

2011-02-24 22:24:44

The body is a dancer's instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation. UC Berkeley researchers tracked how closely the emotions of seasoned meditators and professional dancers followed bodily changes such as breathing and heart rates. They found that dancers who devote enormous time and effort...

2011-02-24 19:16:06

Deep meditation and spiritual support - mindfulness - can help people deal with life's difficulties The key to dealing with some of the challenges life throws at us - including pain, suffering, illness, grief and loss - is to truly appreciate the positive aspects of our life, and not simply focus on the negative. It is important to acknowledge the setbacks, but equal attention and value need to be given to what is going well. This lesson in living, based on the teachings of Buddha, is given...

2011-01-22 08:44:19

Mass. General-led study shows changes over time in areas associated with awareness, empathy, stress Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document...

2011-01-04 00:00:41

We are pleased to announce that Allowing Peace: Guided Meditations With Your Spirit Guides, a set of two CDs containing six meditations, is now available through CD Baby, Amazon MP3, ITunes, eMusic, Napster, MySpace Music, Liquid Digital, Shockhound, and MediaNet. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 2, 2011 The Allowing Peace CD was designed to assist in achieving a deeper state of relaxation, and to help intuitively obtain messages and healings from the listener's Spirit Guides. Also, this...

2010-10-25 15:36:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shambhala Center of LA presents three workshops on "Queer Dharma and the Way of the Warrior" at its Eagle Rock facility (963 Colorado Blvd., L.A., CA 90041) and the Village at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center (1625 Schrader Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028 (323) 993-7400). Thurs. October 28th: 7:30 PM Gay & Lesbian Center, Hollywood Fri. October 29th: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM FREE Sat. October 30th: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM $65.00...

2010-09-01 20:03:02

'Mindfulness', the process of learning to become more aware of our ongoing experiences, increases well-being in adolescent boys, a new study reports. Researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed 155 boys from two independent UK schools, Tonbridge and Hampton, before and after a four-week crash course in mindfulness. After the trial period, the 14 and 15 year-old boys were found to have increased well-being, defined as the combination of feeling good (including positive emotions such...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'