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$1 million for Vedic education program at U of Massachusetts

August 17, 2008 $1 Million Endowment at UMass Dartmouth to Leverage Super Accelerated Learning Techniques from Vedic Traditions for 21st Century Education On Friday, August 15, as Indian students and community celebrated India’s independence day UMass Dartmouth announced that the Three Rs Foundation has pledged $1 million to support the university’s Center for Indic Studies…
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Measures of Mindfulness

In order of personal preference: 1. Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) [Link] – The FFMQ, revised from the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills, is used to assess the construct of mindfulness. Previous research on assessment of mindfulness by self-report suggests that it may include five component skills: observing, describing, acting with awareness, nonjudging of inner…
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Stilling The Mind – Meditation in the K-12 Classroom

One of the Goals of the Mind and Life Institute has been to bring meditation and mindfulness skills to the classroom. Linda Lantieri is a New York educator who is also part of the Mind and Life Education Research Network. In her new book, Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children, Linda…
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Warrior Breath Workshops for PTSD – Yogic Breathing

Project Welcome Home Troops provides training in trauma-relief practices to veterans and their families. Sponsored by the International Association for Human Values, (IAHV), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization. IAHV has created and delivered service programs to millions of people from all walks of life, benefiting a wide range of social, economic and educational needs. Providing…
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Mind-Body Research Consortium

The Mind-Body Research Consortium is a multi-institution, multi-investigator, collaborative group of psychologists, medical professionals, neuroscientists, clinicians, contemplative practitioners and teachers, and ‘contemplative practices-inspired’ intervention specialists who aim to better understand the basic cognitive and affective changes that occur during contemplative mind-body interventions. Amishi Jha is the principle investigator behind this consortium and is implementing online…
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The effects of Meditation on Fibromyalgia

Meditation has been shown to have benefits in many clinical disorders. An 8-week course in which women diagnosed with fibromyaliga are practicing mindfulness and meditation skills 5 days/week and meeting once/week for 2 hours, along with 1 full-day retreat at week 6 have shown benefits in attention, stress reduction, and emotion regulation. David Vago and…
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The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. The Center is working to create a more effective, comprehensive and compassionate model of healthcare and health education. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is a great resource for contemplative education and training.…
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The Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior

The Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior is headed by Richard Davidson, PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. You can follow the most recent research taking place in this lab at the website linked HERE. Peace Talks Radio covers the Waisman Laboratory on a story called, “the Neuroscience of Compassion”. It can be…
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Toward the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences

August 8, 2006 – Alan Wallace talks about the Revolution of 1st person methods to study the mind [vodpod id=Groupvideo.1497027&w=425&h=350&fv=docId%3D983112177262602885%26playerMode%3Dsimple%26hl%3Den] more about “Toward the First Revolution in the Mi…“, posted with vodpod

Matthieu Ricard: Habits of happiness (video)

Februrary, 2004 – Monterrey, CA – Matthieu talks about habits of Happiness [vodpod id=Groupvideo.1496997&w=425&h=350&] more about " Matthieu Ricard: Habits of happiness…", posted with vodpod Matthieu talks with ccare at Stanford University on Compassion: