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Monthly Archive for November, 2008

Even the Federal Government has recognized that MBSR is efficacious in the treatment of disease. For this program to be funded by the VA, the evidence supporting its use has been validated and peer-reviewed. This program, termed MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), is a standardized program of meditation and yoga for persons with chronic illnesses. The program is […]

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As health care providers we find ourselves in a sea of pain and suffering. How do we deal with this fact? Commonly we close ourselves off to the true immensity of the suffering around us as a self-preservation tactic because we are afraid of what might happen were we to truly open. We wonder “how […]

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From the November Annals of Internal Medicine. While not explicitly Buddhist, the 8 skills identified as “healing skills” are conspicuously compatible with (if not fully supported by) a Buddhist understanding of ethics and being in the world. “It is well recognized that physicians’ relationships with their patients can have healing effects, but the skills in this […]

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Dalai Lama speaks at Mayo Clinic  Article from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in April: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/17834639.html

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This is an interesting monograph out of The Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies in Canada that compares the practice of medicine to the practice of Buddhism. (For the full pdf go to http://www.nalandacollege.ca/PDF/Dscpln.pdf). “The Discipline that can be said to be the closest analogy to the Discipline of Buddhism is Medicine. The primary intent, and […]

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The Zen Peacemakers is a global network that integrates Zen practice, social action, interfaith work, and the arts.  The Zen Peacemakers unique approach to working with homelessness is based on “PathMaking,” an idea developed from two key Buddhist concepts: mandala (wholeness) and path (transformation). A mandala represents integration and unity at a given point in […]

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