Fascinating article from the Harvard Gazette on the ongoing attempts by science to understand how meditation works

All the benefits mentioned below have been noticed by people practising TM (Transcendental Meditation) over the last 50 years. What is the difference? TM is easy & enjoyable to practice, because it involves no concentration & no emptying of the mind or getting rid of thoughts – a very important difference which is the reason why you find people still practicing it decades after originally learning.

Beautifully summed up in the following sentence from someone who learned TM last year :

“I really enjoyed the course, after years of struggling with thought control meditation techniques, TM feels like a breath of fresh air – it almost feels like cheating! I’m managing to practice twice a day and I’m getting a lot out of it already.”

Zara ~ Leeds

When science meets mindfulness:

Researchers study how it seems to change the brain in depressed patients

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/harvard-researchers-study-how-mindfulness-may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/
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