Month: April 2013

Mindlessness and Hallucination

Mindlessness and Hallucination The state of ‘mindlessness’ is generally considered to be the opposite of the state of ‘mindfulness’. Mindlessness, therefore, refers to a lack of present moment awareness whereby the mind is preoccupied with future (i.e., fantasized) conjectures or past (i.e., bygone) occurrences….

A Close Truth

A Close Truth Like the repose that follows, When waking from a nightmare. Like the reprieve of an isolated General, Who recognizes the encroaching soldiers as his own troops Like the relief that arises, when realizing that the snake, Was, all along, just a…

The Life Gamble

The Life Gamble Along with Professor Mark Griffiths who is one of the world’s leading experts in the study of behavioural addictions, we recently published an article in the Journal of Behavioural Addictions entitled ‘Buddhist Philosophy for the Treatment of Problem Gambling’. In our…

Meditation: A Three-fold Approach

Meditation: A Three-fold Approach Within Western research settings, interest into the health-related applications of Buddhist and Buddhist-derived meditation techniques is rapidly growing. Indeed, Buddhist meditation has been shown to be effective for treating a large variety of both somatic and psychological health conditions. Examples…

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