Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

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Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby Sylvester » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:31 am

A great discussion, using MRI, on meditators.

http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/expsych/ ... ulness.mp3

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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 am

Thank you, Sylvester!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks Sylvester,

Here's a link that allows you to find other related talks:
http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/mindfulness-and-brain-audio

:anjali:
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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby Sylvester » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:23 am

8 weeks was all it took. Wow! The finding on delinking looks like the giving up of grief and hankering mentioned in the sutta.

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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:32 pm

Thanks for posting that, Sylvester. That's a really interesting programme, one of the best "secular" discussions of the issues I've come across.

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