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The Healing Power of Meditation




Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice

Edited by Andy Fraser; foreword by Daniel Goleman
Published by Shambhala Publications

Regular meditation practice has a powerful impact on the mind and body, rewiring the brain and bringing us all kinds of benefits: contentment and well-being, resilience and focus, better mental and physical health, and greater empathy and compassion.

This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health professionals to offer fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions, new studies, and first-hand accounts of how meditation is being applied to great effect in health and social care today.



  • Sogyal Rinpoche and Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche on how meditation unlocks the mind’s healing power
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn on the benefits of mindfulness in mainstream health care.
  • Clifford Saron on the Shamatha Project, the most comprehensive study of the effects of meditation ever conducted

Plus chapters from other innovators who apply meditation in health care and social work: Sara Lazar, Erika Rosenberg, Dr. Lucio Bizzini, Ursula Bates, Dr. Edel Maex, Dr. Cathy Blanc, Rosamund Oliver, and Dr. Frédéric Rosenfeld.

Release date : 09 July 2013

  • Model: BOE145

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