Adeline Van Waning, a psychiatrist and Buddhist practitioner, takes us inside a groundbreaking study that explores the effects of meditation on the brain and one’s overall well-being.
Confirming meditation's benefits.
Like a telescope launched into orbit beyond the distortions of the earth’s atmosphere, shamatha meditation provides a platform for exploring the deep space of the mind.
What did the Buddha really mean by “mindfulness?” B. ALAN WALLACE describes how misunderstanding the term can have implications for your practice.
The life of a Buddhist monk may seem far-removed from the busy, gadget-packed daily buzz most of us experience. But new research suggests daily meditation can give us a piece of the peaceful life, as the focused practice boosts attention spans.
"There are three kinds of concentration mentioned in the commentaries: 'When bliss is conceived and matured it perfects the threefold concentration, that is, momentary concentration, access concentration, and absorption concentration'. Of these, momentary concentration is the shortest in duration; next comes access concentration; and thirdly absorption concentration which lasts the longest."
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