The Art of Rhythm Meditation: Zen Buddhist Goes Global with TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process
BERKELEY, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, Americans will experience the stress-reducing effects of a unique process called TaKeTiNa ( http://www.taketina.com ), a musical meditation that gets diverse groups of people synchronized in rhythm. The event, "Journey into The Heart of Rhyt...
Vegan Buddhist nuns have same bone density as non-vegetarians
A study comparing the bone health of 105 post-menopausal vegan Buddhist
nuns and 105 non-vegetarian women, matched in every other physical respect, has produced a surprising result. Their bone density was identical.
The study was led by Professor Tuan Nguyen from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Me...
New Guidebook Uses Buddhist Principles to Combat Cancer
'I, Cancer' Offers Holistic Advice for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones
MOUNT SHASTA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "For those who are touched by cancer there is no sweeter, more mystifying sound than the elusive words SPONTANEOUS REMISSION," writes Dr. Alan Cooper in his new book, "I,...
The power of prayer?
...based exclusively on Protestant prayers, while more recent studies, reflecting growing social awareness of other religions, combine Christian, Jewish, buddhist
and other prayers, Cadge discovered. Some studies suggested that prayer worked, while others said it didn't.
The researchers leading the studies a...
Researchers discover ways of integrating treatment of traumatized Tibetan refugee monks
... need for evidence-based complementary therapies, such as the Tibetan monks in exile and other religious refugee populations," said Grodin.
tradition dictates that the cure for suffering is enlightenment, attainable through meditation. When this occurs, the body is freed from anxieties and...
Selflessness, core of all major world religions, has neuropsychological connection
...tain selflessness, to experience transcendence, and to help themselves and others.
This study, along with other recent neuroradiological studies of buddhist
meditators and Francescan nuns, suggests that all individuals, regardless of cultural background or religion, experience the same neuropsychological f...
Glenn Close, Alma Powell, and Quincy Jones to Be Honored at AARP The Magazine's 2009 Inspire Awards
...f caregiving. Rose Nakamura, 80, saw this pattern often with members of her buddhist
temple in Oahu: not wanting to inconvenience other relatives, the elderly w...volunteers who provide companionship, run errands, and generally embody the buddhist
principle after which the project is named. " Dana is about extending comp...
New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes
...apan within a year.
Kosuge said the new system could also ease some of the emotional turmoil caused by a mass disaster.
"In Japan -- primarily a buddhist
nation -- tradition dictates that we cremate a deceased loved one within a few days to a week at the most," she said. "Imagine the compounded pain of ...
Human rights violations widespread in eastern Burma
... witnessed the military juntas violent crackdown against the non-violent demonstrations calling for the restoration of democracy led by Burmas revered buddhist
monks and nuns, said Mullany. The Back Pack Health Worker's survey demonstrates the impact of this regimes policy of oppression against the Burmese pe...
Buddhist Food Festival in Ludhiana
... Ludhiana, A buddhist
food festival was recently organised at Ludhiana's Majestic Park Plaza. ...lso known as `seitan', Soya, Agar and other plant products.
cuisine was a treat for Punjabis to cherish for long. ...
Buddhist in Biological News
Synchrotron light unveils oil in ancient Buddhist paintings from Bamiyan
The world was in shock when in 2001 the Talibans destroyed two ancient colossal Buddha statues in the Afghan region of Bamiyan. Behind those statues, there are caves decorated with precious paintings from 5th to 9th century A.D. The caves also suffered from Taliban destruction, as well as from a s...
World's only captive hairy-nosed otter gets new home
..., one of the rarest and little known of otter species, got a new home and a buddhist
Dara, a frisky young male rescued when his mother ...re, located near Phnom Penh. The release was celebrated with a blessing by buddhist
monks, a Cambodian tradition when a family moves into a new residence. Dar...
The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities
... Celebrated in buddhist
temples and cultivated for its wood and cottony fibers, the kapok tree now is upsetting an idea that biologists have clung to for decades: the notion ...
Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain
...ch team, combines modern neuroscience with ancient buddhist
teachings to provide the first neural evidence for...eagues are studying this question.
Teachings and Modern Neuroscience
After the ...outheast Asia and elsewhere, originates from early buddhist
teachings dating back some 2,500 years, said David...
Twenty Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives
The unit was forced to move to its current location in Mae Sot in 1996 one year after an attack by guerrillas from the Democratic Karen buddhist
Army, targeting foreign aid workers in an attempt to force the refugees to return to Burma. During the attack, Professor Nosten and his colleague Rose...
Meditation associated with structural changes in brain
...eases, implying long-term effects. However, those studies usually examined buddhist
monks who practiced mediation as a central focus of their lives.
To inv...hange the brain's structure, the current study enrolled 20 practitioners of buddhist
Insight meditation ?which focuses on "mindfulness," a specific, nonjudgment...
Dalai Lama, top scientists to discuss science & clinical applications of meditation
... spiritual leader. In 2003, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT co-sponsored the first public conference on how the mind works, involving buddhist
leaders, including the Dalai Lama, and neuroscientists. That meeting received international media coverage and was included in a cover story on medita...
Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions
Academy scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health conducted 17 in-depth interviews with leaders and members of a buddhist
temple in Chinatown, a Hindu temple in Queens, and an Islamic center and mosque in Queens. All immigrants interviewed were from China, India, or Bangl...
Buddhist in Biological Technology
Thieme Presents Unique Technology Angle at Gov.s Conference
... Plutos discovery. You dont change the content, you change the context and the content will follow.
Thieme also told of an experience he had with a buddhist
monk, explaining how the monk showed him a coffee mug and asked what the most important part of the mug was. Thieme suggested the handle or the botto...
Courage and time
...ning will manifest and authenticity will lead the meeting.
No one sums this thought up better than the author of Peace Is Every Step , Vietnamese buddhist
monk, Thich That Hanh: "When I allow my thoughts to be inspired before I speak, I give myself the opportunity to use words that uplift, encourage, and...
Buddhist in Biological Dictionary
...atter at and above the level of atom s (the smallest units of The five buddhist
elements were subsequently exported with Buddhism itself to ... The colors associated with the buddhist
elements below are out of the Tibetan ... Chemists, like curious child...