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Title: Meditation and the self regulation of learning : a link between health science and religion
Author/Creator: The Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR)

Description: Joseph Loizzo is a psychiatrist and a Ph.D in religious studies with a focus on Buddhism. In this lecture, he discusses meditation and its relation to health practice and research. He asks why meditation and other Indic practices are not recognized as viable treatment options by the health sciences despite clear evidence of their effectiveness. He suggests that Western medicine holds strongly to a materialistic paradigm and actively disregards practices such as meditation or psychotherapy as mystical and unscientific. He offers suggestions on how the differences in paradigms between contemplative traditions and science may be overcome and suggests that the Buddhist tradition, with its evolutionary view of the human condition and emphasis on rationality and causality, can act as an acceptable and valuable contributor to modern clinical practices. (Zach Rowinski 2004-05-27)

Contributor: Robert Thurman
Robert Pollack, 1940-
Loizzo, Joseph, M.D., Ph.D
Publisher Place: New York, NY
Publisher: The Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR). Columbia University
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssr/index.html
Published Date: 2001
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/vforum/02/meditation_self_regulation/meditation_self_regulation.ram
Subject: Meditation research
Columbia University
Stress reduction
Scientific materialism
Psychosomatic medicine
Fetzer Institute
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Psychiatry
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
Interface Language: English

Means of availability: Requires RealPlayer.

Format: Online resource
Media type: Video
Resource Type: Announcement
Digital Encoding: rm (ram)
Reader Rating: modest interest
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2004-05-27 18:24:48
Date Record Checked: 2004-05-27
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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