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Sara Lazar, PhD, a neuroscientist in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.  gives a presentation on her research findings relating to the meditation effects on the brain. Highlights of the presentation: Scientific research has validated the benefits of meditation, including: Decreased stress Reduced symptoms associated […]

This film, Quiet Mind: Meditation in Real Life, introduces Zen Buddhism and features Soto Zen roshi Norman Fischer, founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, which is dedicated to expressing Zen Buddhist teachings in contemporary form. Highlights and excerpts from the video: Zen Buddhism Norman Fischer: “When you sit, you notice that every […]

Detailed instruction on how to sit zazen (seated meditation) in various positions – full lotus, cross legged, using a chair; also tips on breathing and how to go into and out of meditation periods. Zen Meditation instruction is provided by Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, a Zen Buddhist Training Center located in the Southern California mountains. […]

Dharma Punx in New York City finds connection between Buddhism and punk rock ideology. In this CBS News interview Dr. Jon LaPook talks with teacher Josh Korda about how the punk movement finds a home in the ancient spiritual tradition. A few excerpts from the interview: “Both punks and Buddhism have an enormous questioning of […]

Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh explains what Nirvana is. According to him, Nirvana is the freedom from wrong ideas and perceptions and that views of any kind, such as birth and death, coming and going, being and non-being, do not represent reality. Transcript: The sacred texts say that […]

Pema Chödrön, an ordained nun in the Shambhala lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, talks about the importance of meditation in order to develop self-compassion and consequently true compassion for other beings. Transcript: I think you just keep in mind, that if you want to, as your life goes on, be more and more able to help […]

What is the Self? This video offers a brief overview of the new findings from a wide range of scientific disciplines about what it means to be human. Modern science gives us descriptions of the mechanisms our brain needs to construct what we call the self, and this illusionary image of ourselves as separate beings […]

Genpo Roshi walks participants through a mini-version of the Big Mind process for a taste of how the technique works. Genpo Roshi (Dennis Merzel), an American Zen teacher, developed the “Big Mind Process” as a specific technique that merges Western psychological techniques (specifically Voice Dialogue therapy) with Buddhist conceptions of self and mind. Big Mind […]

In this guided meditation, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche gives simple instructions for bringing awareness to the body, sensory experience, surroundings, space, and awareness itself. The main point of the practice is to fully embrace the present moment with mindfulness and awareness. Meditation instructions as transcribed from the video: Please keep your spine […]

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