After my Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics I got somehow pulled away from science and now work as an International IT Manager.
I practise meditation since 2004 following the approaches of Qigong, Zazen and Vajrayana Buddhism.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche shares a few words with our WhatMeditationReallyIs.com community.
Here is Sogyal Rinpoche’s entire WhatMeditationReallyIs talk from the AWAKE event on the 4th of May 2011 in Amsterdam.
Following up on what Sandra wrote in her last post about the pitfalls of meditation, watch Khandro Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche, two of the most prominient meditation teachers talking about "What meditation is not":
Body's internal pharmacy effective against heart disease
Regular meditation practice does not only work on the mental and emotional level, it can also be very effective in reducing your chance of dying of a heart attack or a stroke, science found.1
Sogyal Rinpoche inspires us to begin the day by integrating our practice, even at the breakfast table!
Sogyal Rinpoche says that meditation is really a process of non-judgemental awareness.
Two middle-aged women met on the street. "How are you?" asked one of them.
"Fine, thanks," replied the other.
"How's your son doing? Is he still unemployed?"
"Yes. But he's meditating now."
"Meditating? What's that?"
"I don't know," answered the woman with a shrug. "But at least it's better than sitting around and doing nothing!"
Health care providers are increasingly suggesting that their patients look to meditation and other integrative techniques to improve their health, according to a report released Monday by Harvard Medical School and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Many medical centers and institutions, in fact, are providing such services themselves.
The ABC News Medical Unit heard from 31 such institutions. They are listed in this article, along with some of their integrative offerings.