Thread: How Meditation Changes the Brain

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    How Meditation Changes the Brain

    In this video Tibetan Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche talks about his discussions with scientists, and how meditation can change the brain. (approx. 7 minutes).




    Any comments about the video?


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    What a great talk. He brings both scientific and Buddhist understanding to the process of change via meditation. I can see that sceptics who can't cope with traditional Buddhist teaching may be swayed by such a combination. Our brains are plastic and change every day. We don't notice because the changes are often gradual, unless there is some traumatic event which changes us in an instant. The good news is that we can use this understanding to bring about changes we want, rather than leaving them to chance. Any meditation can change us, but it's useful to tap into thousands of years of experience to control what it is we want to be.

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