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2014-04-23 23:12:53

Shi DeRu’s Zen US tour lecture series (9th lecture) with the theme “Universal Quantum Conscious Communication through the Eyes of Albert Einstein & Max Planck,” is open to the Atlanta area community on the morning of April 26th--World Tai Chi Day in Norcross, GA. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Shaolin Institute (http://www.shaolin-world.net) hosts Shi DeRu’s 9th Zen (Chan in Chinese Mandarin) lecture of his current US tour lecture series, with the theme “Universal...

2009-05-25 16:58:21

Push-ups may lead to a better body, but meditation may lead to a better brain, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, said. The researchers used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brains of people who meditate. The study, published in the journal NeuroImage, found certain regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger than in a control group. We know that people who consistently meditate have a singular ability to cultivate positive...

2008-10-01 09:00:09

By BRENDAN McDAID PROFESSIONAL dance company Echo Echo is offering a wide participation programme for all and Friday, October 3 sees the return of one of the most successful adult courses, Meditation and Movement. Led by co-artistic director Ursula Laeubli, the course attracts many different kinds of participants - from mums taking a break from the kids to those in retirement who are looking for a new interest. The Meditation and Movement classes consist of two sessions. First, the...

2008-09-03 16:59:03

The seemingly nonsensical Zen practice of "thinking about not thinking" could help free the mind of distractions, new brain scans reveal. This suggests Zen meditation could help treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (so-called ADD or ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, major depression and other disorders marked by distracting thoughts. In the last decade, there has been a resurgence of scientific research into meditation, due in part to the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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