Marrying Meditation, Mind, Matter and Morals
During the Dalai Lama's 10 day visit to Washington, that was not without controversy
, he wondered why a “small pocket” of people living in the world’s “champion of democracy, liberty and freedom” lacked full voting rights and representation in Congress.
, quite strange,” he remarked, drawing further laughter.
Science and Buddhism share a quest of open investigation into the nature of reality, and science can be a pathway
to discovering well-being and happiness, the Dalai Lama told the Society for Neuroscience
on Saturday. He urged them to continue their studies on meditation
. Such studies may help identify practices that will help people rein in negative emotions, he says.
"His talk at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, focused on how he developed his interest in science as a boy in Tibet
, within a closed and isolated society, and on his view that morality and compassion are central to science
. He pointed out in his prepared text, for instance, that although the atom bomb was great science, it created great moral problems."
For more info, listen to and read The Links Between the Dalai Lama and Neuroscience
Or, From The Society of Neuroscience, Take a Deep Breath; Meditation May Boost Brain Size and Increase Mental Performance, According to New Research
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