Category Archives: Meditation, Mindfulness and Spirituality

3 Technological Innovations that Could Revolutionize Meditation Practice

Almost a century ago, H.G. Wells predicted that “It is quite possible that in contact with western science, and inspired by the spirit of history, the original teaching of Gautama [The Buddha], revived and purified, may yet play a large part in the direction of human destiny.” Today, we’re seeing this cross-fertilization between science and […]

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18 Little Known Facts To Challenge Your Views About Religion

Ever since I started practicing meditation about a year and a half ago, it has become a subject of regular study for me. After reading countless blogs, books, and listening to recorded talks on meditation, I had found that groups from every religion, not just Buddhism, practice some form of meditation or other. In fact, […]

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Looking Back: My First Year as a Meditation Practitioner

Ever since I started meditating regularly last year, one question I continued to ask myself was: “Am I happier?” For the first three months, my answer was “no.” Contrary to my expectations, I often felt more emotional turmoil than I had before. It seemed as though any event, no matter how trivial, would set off […]

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What I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

The morning gong woke us at 4:00AM. We were to get up and sit: spine straight, chin tucked, hands in our laps and direct all of our attention to the breath flowing in and out of our nostrils for two hours until breakfast time. The first morning’s meditation was a struggle, not just because of […]

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