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Category Archive for 'Zen Tradition'

Disabil Rehabil. 1997 Oct;19(10):442-51 Edwards M. University Support Centre, University of Western Australia, Australia. medwards@cyllene.uwa.edu.au Abstract The Zen Buddhist contemplative tradition involves several meditation and instructional techniques that have strong phenomenological and theoretical connections with the experience of loss and the process of grief. From experiences which occurred during personal encounters with individuals (three of […]

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from Emotion. 2010 Feb;10(1):43-53. Grant JA, Courtemanche J, Duerden EG, Duncan GH, Rainville P. Département de physiologie, Université de Montréal Centre de recherche en science neurologiques, Montréal, QC, Canada. joshua.grant@umontreal.ca Zen meditation has been associated with low sensitivity on both the affective and the sensory dimensions of pain. Given reports of gray matter differences in […]

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from Psychosom Med. 2009 Jan;71(1):106-14 Grant JA, Rainville P. Département de physiologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pain perception and the potential analgesic effects of mindful states in experienced Zen meditators. METHODS: Highly trained Zen meditators (n = 13; >1000 hours of practice) and age/gender-matched control volunteers (n = 13) received […]

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from  Am J Psychother. 2000 Fall;54(4):531-48 Thomson RF. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA. Zen meditation, or zazen, has attracted the interest of many psychotherapists. The teachings and practices of the Soto Zen tradition are understood as encouraging important areas of both psychological and spiritual development. Zen, like […]

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from Int J Cardiol. 2009 Jul 23 Peressutti C, Martín-González JM, M García-Manso J, Mesa D. Departamento de Educación Física, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Canary Islands, Spain. The dynamic interactions among physiological rhythms imbedded in the heart rate signal can give […]

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May 16, 2010 — May 23, 2010 at the Upaya Institute, NM This revolutionary and practical training program for health care professionals gives essential tools for work with dying people and their families.  Designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, and clergy, the training covers core issues related to dying, death, and grieving; ethical issues in end-of-life care […]

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Jan 21, 2010 — Jan 24, 2010, Upaya Institute, NM Description: Buddhist practice involves the cultivation of the realization of selflessness and interdependence and, as well, powerful insights into how we create the illusion of a separate and unchanging self. In recent years, philosophy, cognitive science, and neuroscience have contributed new and important perspectives on these core teachings of […]

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from Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep;95(1):88-95 Cysarz D, Büssing A. Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, 58313, Herdecke, Germany. d.cysarz@rhythmen.de The impact of meditation on cardiorespiratory synchronization with respect to breathing oscillations and the modulations of heart rate induced by respiration (respiratory sinus arrhythmia, RSA) was investigated in this study. […]

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from the journal, Psychosom Med. 2009 Jan;71(1):106-14 Grant JA, Rainville P. Département de physiologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pain perception and the potential analgesic effects of mindful states in experienced Zen meditators. METHODS: Highly trained Zen meditators (n = 13; >1000 hours of practice) and age/gender-matched control volunteers (n = […]

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from the journal,  J Med Eng Technol. 2009;33(4):314-21 Huang HY, Lo PC. Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of China. hsuany.ece88g@nctu.edu.tw Changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) characteristics in experienced Zen meditation practitioners (n = 23) during 40 minutes of meditation were compared with those in the matched controls […]

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