Žiga Agostini

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Meditation is not an instant coffee

<b>Swami Chaitanya Keerti</b><p>While facilitating Neo-Vipassana meditation retreats in the West, I get inquiries about the duration of such retreats. I reply …

Meditation

Just Another Thing in the Forest

<b>Venerable Ajahn Amaro</b> has been a monk in the Thai forest tradition for twenty years and is the co-abbot of Abhayagiri, a monastery he helped to found …

How to meditate your way to happiness in just 10 minutes

Top tips for improving your mental wellbeing in no time at all.<p>Latest research shows that mindfulness based meditation, where you focus on your …

How To Control Your Thoughts During Meditation, According To Experts

Maybe the most difficult thing about starting a meditation practice, other than, you know, actually practicing, has to be the fact that when you sit …

Mindfulness 101

previous articleThe Disappearing Self<p>Read this touching excerpt from a former professor who took 'field notes' on her own dementia.<p>next article …

What is Mindfulness? Nobody Really Knows, and That’s a Problem

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist texts that have become part of …

Mindfulness

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>By<p>Robert Wright<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are …

Meditation

Pick your practice wisely — meditation's benefits depend on its style

Focusing on your breath won’t make you nicer<p>Not all meditation is created equal, according to a new study. And if you’re looking to meditate to improve something specific, you should pick a practice that focuses on the thing you’d like to improve.<p>Many studies have been done to show the benefits of …

Mindfulness

Why Just 2 Minutes of Silence a Day Could Change Your Life

Hip meditation circles aside, it’s not always fashionable, or feasible, to live a quiet and contemplative life. For many, thriving in the modern world requires listening to NPR over the screech of subway rails while sending seven emails. But should it? A growing number of researchers argue that …

How Transcendental Meditation Made My Life Less Stressful

It’s even Oprah-approved<p>Being a millennial, there are two things I’m interested in: ways to make my hectic and nonstop life a little less stressful, and the weird New Age-y thing to try that’ll help get me there. I’ve tried all sorts of things to help calm my mind, body, and soul and help me feel …

Data Visualization and Feelings

In a memorable talk at OpenVisConf earlier this year, data journalist Mona Chalabi posited that there is no such thing as an emotionless data …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …