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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Black Holes

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

The Surprising Power of an Unscratched Itch

How a simple exercise can yield surprisingly significant results.<p>It’s no secret: I’m a big enthusiast of meditation and mindfulness. I practice them …

Meet a Sangha: Dojo Zen de Santiago, Chile

<b>Name of sangha</b>: Dojo Zen de Santiago (Chile) within <b>Kosen Sangha</b> <b><br>Year founded:</b> 2002 <b><br>Number of members:</b> 20<p><b>What teachings are offered at your dojo?</b> <b><br>Zen nun</b> …

Meditation

How to Practice Effortless Mindfulness

In his book <b>Rainbow Painting,</b> Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche writes: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” …

Mindfulness

After 25-year-old 'fitness fanatic's' death these are heart disease warnings to look out for

Echo readers were left expressed their dismay at the tragic death of a 25-year-old fitness fanatic who died in his sleep from a heart condition .<p>Sam …

There’s a 1 in 20 chance humans will be wiped out this century

Humanity could be wiped out by “catastrophic” climate change within 100 years.<p>That’s the terrifying claim from a top scientist who believes there is …

Climate Change

How to Learn About Buddhism

A Guide for the Completely Befuddled Beginner<p>Although Buddhism has been practiced in the West since the early 19th century, it's still alien to most …

Meditation

Einstein's speed of light theory tested: Did he get it wrong?

A study by physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light isn't constant, and could have …

Astronomy

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Definition of Samadhi

Single Pointedness of Mind<p><i>Samadhi</i> is a Sanskrit word you may see a lot in Buddhist literature, but it isn't always explained. Further, you can find …

Meditation

Karma and Rebirth

What's the Connection?<p>Although most westerners have heard of karma, there's still a lot of confusion about what it means. For example, many seem to …

Buddhism and Evil

How Do Buddhists Understand Evil and Karma?<p>Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas …

Spirituality

Buddha Nature

The Fundamental Nature of All Beings<p>Buddha Nature is a term used often in Mahayana Buddhism that is not easy to define. To add to the confusion, …

Letting It Go

How Buddhism Teaches Us to Stop Stewing<p>How much of our lives do we waste <i>stewing</i> about things we can't change? Or <i>fuming</i>, <i>worrying</i>, <i>regretting, …

Meditation

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Numbers in 2 Weeks

One of the best ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes is to maintain a lower blood pressure. If your doctor says your numbers are creeping up, …

Wellness

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Mind

All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab. Much of it’s coolest feats are …

10 Best Android Apps Of The Week

1) adidas All Day (Unreleased)<p>Discover daily fitness training and yoga routines, recipes for better nutrition, and ways to improve your strength, …

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

Dementia

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

Is It Time To Embrace 'Boredom'?

Most of us like to spend our time doing something. Whether at work or outside of our working time, knowing we've a purpose and are making progress is …

Mindfulness

Do Smokers' Lungs Heal After They Quit?

Cigarette smoke can have wide-ranging health effects on the body, and the lungs and airways are two of the hardest-hit areas.<p>But the good news is …

Greek Fire: The Byzantine Empire's Secret Weapon the Ancient World Feared

The year was AD 678, 46 years after the death of the prophet Mohammed. Now the Mohammedans, determined to bring the light of Islam to Arabia and …

Ancient History