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The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

By Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic, July 5, 2015

Dharamsala, India -- In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the face of tragedy? And is resilience something you can gain through practice?

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3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

by Megan Bruneau, Originally published on mindbodygreen.com, Oct 30, 2014

You don't have to practice yoga or follow an Ayurvedic diet to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).

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Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

by Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm, The Conversation, June 5, 2015

London, UK -- Mindfulness as a psychological aid is very much in fashion. Recent reports on the latest finding suggested that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing the relapse of recurrent depression.

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Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death

By Anna LeMind, The Buddhist Channel, June 8, 2015

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“, published in the USA, has stirred up the Internet because of the notion that life does not end when the body dies and can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Robert Lanza, has no doubts that this may be possible.

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Just Being Exposed To Buddhist Ideas May Make You Feel More Compassionate, Study Finds

By Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post, April 8, 2015

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Buddhists are known for promoting a philosophy of nonviolence, compassion and interconnection of all beings. According to provocative new research, simply being exposed to Buddhist terminology may be enough to activate tolerance and compassion among both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

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