I just got back from a 10-day retreat in Kaufman, Texas, where I learned teachings passed down for centuries from the man himself, Gautama Buddha. If learning to meditate like Buddha isn't a great marketing spin for a meditation retreat, I don't know what is! The seminar was a mind-blowing experience with its share of ups and downs. This is my story, and my take on the meditation technique of vipassana.
Wow, USC has several studies showing the benefits of mindfulness in our daily lives. From changing brain structures in old people (something we once thought was impossible) to sleeping better at night by being more aware during the day to increasing your attention span or quitting alcohol, mindfulness practice can change your life! Here are some studies from this enlightening organization!
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Articles on mindfulness meditation.