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At the Bahia Resort: 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 With Sogyal Rinpoche Author of the highly-acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Understanding the Mind: the Key to Peace & Happiness – A Public Talk November 26 at 7pm | Admission $20, Students $10 The Secret of Meditation & How […]

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Apr 15, 2010 Khenpo Tsering of the Surmang Monastery was able to call Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation to report on the devastation in the Surmang area. The full report of their call is below. Khenpo said that Jyekundo (the closest city to Surmang) is “completely destroyed.” He said that probably 95% of the […]

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Apr 14, 2010 MAJOR EARTHQUAKE NEAR SURMANG MONASTERY A huge earthquake struck Jyekundo yesterday, the closest city to the Surmang Dutsi Til monastery, where Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the supreme abbot before leaving Tibet. The initial quake of 7.1 magnitude was followed by several aftershocks of magnitude 5 or more. Most communications with Jyekundo are […]

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In the fall of 2005, the Dalai Lama gave the inaugural Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC. There were over 30,000 neuroscientists registered for the meeting, and it seemed as if most of them attended the talk. The Dalai Lama’s address was designed […]

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A new Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education has been launched at the School of Medicine, with the aim of doing scientific research on the neural underpinnings of these thoughts and feelings. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, provided $150,000 in seed money for the center—the largest sum he has ever […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:163-71 Olivo EL. Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA. elo4@columbia.edu The Indo-Tibetan tradition claims that proficiency in the suggested longevity practices of meditation, diet, and physical exercise (yoga), will result in profound anti-aging, stress-mediating and health enhancing effects. Western biomedical research has […]

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from N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172(1Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives):348-361. Bushell WC. Anthropology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. A “framework” is presented for understanding empirically confirmed and unconfirmed phenomena in the Indo-Tibetan meditation system, from an integrative perspective, and providing evidence that certain meditative practices enable […]

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from the journal, Psychol Sci. 2009 May;20(5):645-53 Kozhevnikov M, Louchakova O, Josipovic Z, Motes MA. Psychology Department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. mkozhevn@gmu.edu This study examined the effects of meditation on mental imagery, evaluating Buddhist monks’ reports concerning their extraordinary imagery skills. Practitioners of Buddhist meditation were divided into two groups according to […]

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14 – 15 June 2007 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour The Dalai Lama and a faculty of expert speakers from Australia and overseas will explore the techniques for achieving peace and happiness at this conference. It is a two day conference featuring up to 50 leading minds from psychology, science, philosophy, […]

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Hi, I just discovered your wonderful blog today.  I was struck by how original the idea is, not to mention how needed it is, as well.  I passed it on to our sangha, many of whom are involved in health care to some degree.  And, one of our nuns runs a prison project here in […]

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