Welcome to the official weblog of Dr Edo Shonin & William Van Gordon

This blog is written by research psychologists Dr Edo Shonin and William Van Gordon and is about the practice and research of meditation. The posts cover psychological, philosophical, Buddhist, and non-Buddhist perspectives. The blog provides a mixture of reflections, information on how to practice meditation effectively, and an overview of current research findings and issues. In the top and right column menus you will find various pages and categories –  just click on the one that interests you.

“Wonderful, indeed, it is to tame the mind, so difficult to tame, ever swift, and seizing whatever it desires. A tamed mind brings happiness”

– Buddha (~500 BCE)

This is the only official weblog of Dr Edo Shonin and William Van Gordon.




Buddhist Foundations Book 2

9 replies

  1. Incredible points. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the good effort.

  2. I noticed that both of you practice the well being and flourishing.
    Wish you all the best

  3. Deseo saber si en el retiro del 10 al14 de mayo en Zaragoza,se dara traduccion simultanea?

  4. Hello Dr Shonin
    We met some years ago when I worked at Rampton Hospital/Nott Uni. I have since retired but retain my interest and practice in meditation for offenders. I am preparing a workshop on this topic and would like to access your important papers in the last 5 years or so, in order to get up to date.
    Could you email me copies of your offending -related mindfulness papers and reviews? I have no journal access as I now live in rural Norfolk!
    I hope this would not be too onerous a task. Good luck with your work at NTU.


    Kevin Howells PhD
    Emeritus Professor, Nottingham University
    Sent from my iPhone

  5. Dear Dr. Shonin,

    I have been following your studies and read the study on ‘Can Mindfulness Meditation Induce Psychotic Episodes?’. I have several questions with regard to the research and I was wondering if I could reach out to you on email. Would you be so kind as to drop me a message with your email address.

    Thank you so much!

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