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The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

by Chris Weller, Tech Insider, May 18, 2016

The Pope isn't the only holy figure reaching the masses in cyberspace.
San Francisco, CA (USA)
-- With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.


What can neuroscience learn from Buddhist meditation?

by Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis, ABC Australia, 29 April 2016

Sydney, Australia -- Mindfulness has recently surged in popularity, but its modern application has ancient Buddhist roots. Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis find out what long-term meditators and neuroscientists can learn from each other.


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

by Olivia Goldhill, Asian Pacific Post, March 15, 2016

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.

Vancouver, BC (Canada) -- Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion - a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.


Could meditation really help slow the ageing process?

by James Kingsland, The Guardian, 3 March 2016

It may seem unlikely, but a small and growing body of evidence suggests that regular meditation can indeed slow ageing, at least at a cellular level

London, UK -- Do people who meditate age more slowly? It seems unlikely on the face of it. How could sitting immobile with one’s eyes closed, perhaps focusing on the breath, possibly keep the Grim Reaper at bay?


The neuroscience behind Buddhist enlightenment

by John Hopton, Red Orbit, February 22, 2016

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- To many non-believers, Buddhism is the "good" kind of religion, one that doesn't start wars and has powerful things to say on the mindfulness and mental self control we all seek by one method or another.


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