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Eastern meditative techniques and hypnosis : a new synthesis
In this article major ancient Buddhist meditation techniques, samatha, vipassana, Zen, and tonglen (gtong len), will be described in reference to contemporary clinical hypnosis. In so doing, the Easte...
EEG alpha blocking correlated with perception of inner light during Zen meditation
According to the experimental results and practitioners' subjective experience, we report some hypotheses that may account for meditative phenomena during the practice of Zen-Buddhism. Orthodox Zen-Bu...
Commentary on Majumdar et al : mindfulness meditation for health
Pioneer of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), Jon Kabat-Zinn, discusses some of the background, rationale, and current status of mindfulness based intiatives for their over 20 year history of ...
Does mindfulness meditation contribute to health? outcome evaluation of a German sample
OBJECTIVES: This exploratory study is the first systematic outcome evaluation to examine the effects of an 8-week meditation-based program in mindfulness in a German sample. DESIGN: Twenty-one (21) pa...
Full catastrophe living : using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness
Full Catastrophe Living provides an introduction to a body of mindfulness-based meditation practices aimed at cultivating a greater sense of awareness in the face of all of life's events. Parti...
Suppressing tumor progression of in vitro prostate cancer cells by emitted psychosomatic power through Zen meditation
Human prostate cancer PC3 cells were treated in vitro with psychosomatic power emitted by a Buddhist-Zen Master. A significant decrease of growth rate was observed as determined by MTT assay after 48 ...
Cerebral blood flow during meditative prayer : preliminary findings and methodological issues
Meditative practices typically require several coordinated cognitive activities. This study measured changes in cerebral blood flow during "verbal" based meditation by Franciscan nuns involving the in...
Psychophysiological correlates of meditation
The scientific research that has investigated the physiological changes associated with meditation as it is practiced by adherents of Indian Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and Zen has not yielded a ...
For Francisco Varela : explorer of the phenomenal world
Francisco Varela was an innovative thinker and researcher as well as a pioneer in the present dialog between science and Buddhism. In this essay, the author first speaks briefly about some of Francisc...
Zen meditation and ABC relaxation theory : an exploration of relaxation states, beliefs, dispositions, and motivations
This study is an attempt to rigorously map the psychological effects of Zen meditation among experienced practitioners. Fifty-nine Zen meditators with at least six years of experience practiced an hou...
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