Transcendental Meditation

Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

RISHIKESH, India — In 1968, The Beatles and a crew of hangers-on traded hip London threads for kurtas and wreaths of marigold, trudging through dense forest to an ashram in Rishikesh, India, where they spent weeks writing songs.<p>There was George Harrison, a devoted follower of Transcendental …

Travel

Suffering from PTSD? Try this technique tested on war veterans in Vietnam and Somalia

Just 20 minutes of meditation twice a day may reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in older adults, suggests a recent …

Psychology

Meditation is taking over Wall Street and Silicon Valley — here's how to start a daily habit

• <b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for learning the basics.</b>• <b><br>To develop a habit, it's important to set aside as little as</b> …

Self-improvement

Oprah Winfrey Helped Create Our American Fantasyland

Oprah Winfrey gave national platforms and legitimacy to all sorts of magical thinking.Photo illustration by<i> Slate</i>. Photos by OWN Network, Cindy …

Oprah Winfrey

How Graffiti Artists Used iPhones and Paint to Transform the Beatles’ Ashram

Miles Toland describes how he captured Indian street scenes on his phone and recreated them as giant murals that same day<p>Comment on this Story

Psychology

FIGHTER PILOT WHO FLEW LAST COMBAT MISSION IN WWII DIES AT 93

FIGHTER PILOT WHO FLEW LAST COMBAT MISSION IN WWII DIES AT 93<p>By Charlsy Panzino<p>The fighter pilot known for flying the last combat mission of World …

Military

Oprah Winfrey’s 5 Rules to a Better Life

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, the world listens. And with health and wellness top of mind, who better than the woman who has always been transparent about her journey to a healthier lifestyle—struggles, triumphs, et al.—to inspire change. Overcoming a decades-long struggle to control her weight …

Psychology

Anatomy Class ‘More Memorable’ With Knitted Eyeballs, Organs

Daniel Lam learned to knit in eighth grade – to impress a girl.<p>Though the tactic didn’t work (“I never talked to her again,” he admits), he kept at …

University of Chicago

Silicon Valley's Hypocritical Spirituality

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is the latest example of the tech industry exploiting Eastern religions.<p>On January 1, as we marched into a new year hopeful and hungover, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey laid one on thick.<p>But his expression of performative spirituality came at the exact wrong time, the day before …

Silicon Valley

The Ashram Where the Beatles Sought Enlightenment

Beach Boys singer Mike Love recalls what it was like to be at the Indian locale, which remains a destination for fans of music and meditation<p>Comment …

Psychology

18 Books Everyone Will Be Reading in 2018

The most productive, wealthy and highly efficient people devote at least 30 minutes a day to reading. If it works for them, it could work for you. …

Success

How to Do Transcendental Meditation and Instantly Ease Stress

Meditation is thought to support both emotional and physical well-being. The highly effective practice, rooted in the ancient Vedic tradition of …

Meditation

10 Natural Adderall Alternatives for Treating ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a common problem amongst adults and children alike. ADHD is most commonly treated with a drug, …

ADHD

Jerry Yellin, Who Flew The Last Combat Mission Of World War II, Dies At 93

(JTA) — Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of World War II and later helped fellow veterans overcome their trauma, has died.<p>Yellin died …

Jewish Culture

Fighter pilot who flew last combat mission of WWII dies at 93

<b>By Harrison Smith | Washington Post</b><p>The last combat mission of World War II began Aug. 15, 1945, when fighter pilot Jerry Yellin and his wingman, …

Military History

3 Easy Meditation Techniques for Your Self-Care Routine

Ask anyone what meditation looks like and you’ll get a wide range of answers. For some, it’s as simple as sitting still with their eyes closed for …

Meditation

10 Meditation Prompts That'll Challenge You to Think Bigger

Improve your mind, heart and body with regular meditation<p>As an entrepreneur, life can get pretty hectic. Between projects to complete, people to lead and a business to run, stress and anxiety become pretty much par for the course.<p>That's why it's so important to take the time to prioritize your …

Yoga

Kelly Oxford New Year's Resolutions 2018

So you bailed on the gym, your budget and, well, pretty much all of last year’s goals. Kelly Oxford reflects on how to get it right in 2018.<p>2017 came …

Lifestyle (Canada)

2018 Top Yoga Destinations

Yes, India is still on top. But it is so big that it was only fair to give due credit to the specific regions of the country. Ibiza brings so many …

Costa Rica

Better health begins with you—and it starts at the Emerson Hospital Integrative Health & Wellness Center. Our Healthy Living Program has classes for all ages and skill levels, and also offers local discounts and savings.

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)<p>Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Wellness

How is Transcendental Meditation different from mindfulness?

Mindfulness meditation, often associated with Vipassana (a Buddhist practice), is generally considered to be a form of "open monitoring"—watching …

Yoga

An Update on Past Ingenuity Award Winners

Entertainment

How to Meditate, According to Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons, the man who brought the music of Run-DMC, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys (among many others) to the mainstream with Def Jam …

Meditation

A New Science for Peace

Agenda<p>Welcome<p><b>Jeffrey Abramson</b>, Co-founder, Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Center for Peace<p><b>Candy Crowley</b>, Former anchor, CNN’s “State of the Nation with …

Transcendentalism

'Magical Mystery Tour': Inside Beatles' Psychedelic Album Odyssey

The movie was a flop, but the album was full of historic singles and inspired experiments<p>The year leading up to the release of the <i>Magical Mystery …

Music

David Lynch has a cool line of 'Meditating Eye' jewelry

<i>Expandable Necklace</i><p>Director David Lynch is an avid meditator. His twice daily Transcendental Meditation (TM) practice spans over 40 years. In fact, …

Meditation

A Day with Legendary Dealer Guy Regal

The trusted source for Bunny Williams, Ellie Cullman, and more star designers<p>What decorating source do design legends Bunny Williams, Ellie Cullman, and Alexa Hampton have in common? Though top-tier designers can sometimes be tight-lipped about their sources, this one we know for sure: Guy Regal, …

Regal

An AI Thanksgiving Proclamation

We live in metaphysically desolate times. An increasing number of us—particularly among the millennial generation—now reject Christianity and other …

Anthony Levandowski

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

• <b>For his new book "Tribe of Mentors," bestselling author and star podcast host Tim Ferriss sent 11 questions to 140 people at the top of their fields.</b>• <b><br>He found that regardless of industry, the vast majority of respondents had a mindfulness or meditation practice.</b>• <b><br>He meditates every morning for 20</b> …

Self-improvement

David Lynch Designed A Jewelry Line With Proceeds Going To Charity

Meet <b>David Lynch</b>, cult American film director, music festival organizer and, as of now, jewelry designer.<p>(via <b>giphy</b>)<p>Inspired by the Transcendental …

Meditation