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More Mindfulness benefits

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Eight weeks of meditation (of the type known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR) for 30 minutes a day, significantly strengthens the immune system, reinforces positive emotions and the faculty of attention, reduces arterial pressure in those suffering from high blood pressure, and accelerates the healing of psoriasis. 205 more words

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Why Meditate: benefits

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Experienced meditators are able to generate precise targeted mental states that are enduring and powerful.
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Among other things, experiments have shown that the region of the brain associated with mental states like compassion exhibits considerably greater activity among persons who have long meditative experience than among those who do not. 157 more words

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Why Meditate: Working with thoughts and emotions

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Altruistic love—also called loving-kindness—is the wish that others be happy and that they find the true causes of happiness.
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Compassion is defined as the desire to put an end to the suffering of others and the causes of that suffering. 170 more words

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A Lovely Mountain Lake

Just a few photos today. It was an uneventful end to summer vacation, so I found some more photos from that last camping trip before I went back to school. 63 more words

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Breath by Breath: The liberating practice of insight meditation


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Entering into this spirit of repetition can also be a wonderful lesson in simplicity, which is also desperately needed in the modern world. 122 more words

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