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Hindu and Buddhist children, adolescents, and families
Children in Buddhist and Hindu cultures often hold different concepts of the self compared children in Western cultures. This article addresses the issues of these differences explores ways in which p...
Tibetan Buddhism and the resolution of grief : the bardo-thodol for the dying and the grieving
This article is a contribution to the cross-cultural study of grief. The Bardo-thodol (sometimes translated the Tibetan Book of the Dead) and the ritual associated with it provides a way to understand...
Teaching tips for clinical faculty from the Zen tradition
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Teachers of family medicine may improve their skills by examining teachers from other disciplines and cultures. The teaching traditions of Zen might be adapted to medical ed...
Hospice with a Zen twist : a talk with Zen hospice founder Frank Ostaseski. interview by Steve Heilig
Although housed in an anonymous Victorian house in San Francisco, California, the Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) is world renowned for its pioneering model of training hospice volunteers, providing direct ...
Posting five precepts : a Buddhist perspective on ethics in health care
This article provides an introduction to the five Buddhist precepts- abstention from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, and taking intoxicants- and discusses their relation to the field of B...
Burnout and the Buddha
A medical professional outlines the difficulties and burnout involved in the practice of dermatology. How can dermatologists, and, by extension, all medical professionals avoid burnout? The author loo...
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 ...
Free to choose. The Buddhist view
This article is based on a lecture the author gave at the Buddhist and Pali University of Colombo. The author argues that Buddhism advocates the family's freedom of choice in deciding whether or not t...
Loving kindness : the essential Buddhist contribution to primary care
Loving kindness (metta), a traditional Buddhist concept, implies acting with compassion toward all sentient beings, with an awareness and appreciation of the natural world. The giving of metta,...
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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