Confused about #meditation and what it does for you? This study can help

Study contrasts physiological affects of mainly Theravada- and Vajrayana- derived meditation practices, relaxation verses arousal.

Originally shared by +Asian Classics Institute – San Diego

Confused about #meditation and what it does for you? This study can help

Experienced meditators know that it's not all about relaxation or removing stress. Stress is not bad! It is a force for positive change in your body and mind. Meditation is for greater wisdom and compassion, not to just relax. If you are too relaxed, you don't understand the situation we're in.

Ancient meditation technique sharpens cognitive skills (Wired UK)
Different types of meditation elicit different types of physiological response, and can vastly improve cognitive skills

I still lean Tibetan, but this guy nails it

"The mind has the capacity for great things; it is not meant to behave in petty ways. Do not talk about emptiness all day long, but fail to cultivate it in your minds. That would be like a commoner proclaiming himself the king of the country. How absurd; this could never be! Such people are not my disciples."

From The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra with commentary by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua

http://www.tricycle.com/new-buddhism/teachings-and-texts/prajna

Prajna | Tricycle
Good and Wise Friends, do not listen to me explain emptiness, and then become attached to emptiness. Above all, do not cling to emptiness. If you meditate with a vacant mind, you will become fixated on a blank emptiness. Good and Wise Friends, the emptiness of the physical universe can embrace …

It's all love, man

It's all love, man.

The Dharma of Bodysurfing

Tubes and Temporal Relativity

From Swell Lines Magazine

Perhaps, bodysurfing is the perfect mindfulness event, bringing together our need for shortened, but rich experience. The only requirement is to go. Be there. Our history is deep with obsession over the fountain of youth because we recognize the governor on our own existence.

Cross-posted to my Bodysurfing site, Surfevolucion.com

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"People are mixing and matching religious systems like Legos

"People are mixing and matching religious systems like Legos. And the next thing you know, they have some fairly powerful psychological and physical practices contributing to whatever idiosyncratic attitude they’ve come to. It is no surprise people go insane.” Paul Hackett, Columbia University

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The Dharma of Bodysurfing

Tubes and Temporal Relativity From Swell Lines Magazine Perhaps, bodysurfing is the perfect mindfulness event, bringing together our need for shortened, but rich experience. The only requirement is to go. Be there. Our history is deep with obsession over the fountain of youth because we recognize the governor on our own existence. Cross-posted to my Bodysurfing site, Surfevolucion.com

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