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Cancer patient's tumours shrink on vegan diet and Buddhist meditation

by Mark Sharp, SCMP, 2 October, 2015

Free treatment at temple in Vietnam has given a stage-four liver cancer patient - one whose cancer can spread rapidly - a good chance of making a full recovery, as son-in-law will tell a Hong Kong audience this month

Hong Kong, China -- Global spending on cancer treatment crossed the US$100 billion threshold for the first time last year, which was cause for celebration among pharmaceuticals companies. It was hardly good news for cancer sufferers though, as about eight million people still die from the disease every year, the World Health Organisation says.


Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, September 20, 2015

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then - your essential being - was intrinsically the same as it is today. Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion - a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.


How to communicate like a Buddhist — mindfully and without judgment

By Cynthia Kane, The Washington Post, September 2, 2015

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- There’s a lot that used to frustrate me about communicating. Well, if I’m honest, it was that I didn’t know how to do it. I knew how to speak and string words together, but no one ever sat me down and taught me the purpose of communication or how to effectively express myself so I was heard and how to listen so I could understand. A lot of times it seemed that because I knew how to talk, that automatically meant I should know how to communicate.


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?


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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