Buddhism

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to experimentally determine whether an unimprinted intention host device (IHD), electrically activated in the near presence of the Maitreya Buddhist relics for about 72 hours (3 nights), could be imprinted by its loving kindness essence into the IHD. This will be referred to as a "first-degree relic IHD." DESIGN: This first-degree relic IHD was placed in an unused, unconditioned room in a Scottsdale, AZ home in the presence of a water vessel (pH ~ 5.6) being continuously monitored via a pH-sensor system that was computer recorded.

Author(s): 
Tiller, William A.
Tiller, Jean E.
Dibble, Walter E.
Manek, Raj
Manek, Nisha
Publication Title: 
Consciousness and Cognition

The information processing capacity of the human mind is limited, as is evidenced by the so-called 'attentional-blink' deficit. This deficit is believed to result from competition between stimuli for limited attentional resources. We examined to what extent advanced meditators can manipulate their attentional state and control performance on an attentional blink task.

Author(s): 
van Vugt, Marieke K.
Slagter, Heleen A.
Publication Title: 
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Buddhist meditation practices have become a topic of widespread interest in both science and medicine. Traditional Buddhist formulations describe meditation as a state of relaxed alertness that must guard against both excessive hyperarousal (restlessness) and excessive hypoarousal (drowsiness, sleep). Modern applications of meditation have emphasized the hypoarousing and relaxing effects without as much emphasis on the arousing or alertness-promoting effects.

Author(s): 
Britton, Willoughby B.
Lindahl, Jared R.
Cahn, B. Rael
Davis, Jake H.
Goldman, Roberta E.
Publication Title: 
Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses

Meditation is gaining popularity as an effective means of managing and attenuating pain and has been particularly effective for migraines. Meditation additionally addresses the negative emotional states known to exist with migraines. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of meditation as an immediate intervention for reducing migraine pain as well as alleviating emotional tension, examined herein as a negative affect hypothesized to be correlated with pain.

Author(s): 
Tonelli, Makenzie E.
Wachholtz, Amy B.
Publication Title: 
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Since the first demonstrations that mindfulness-based therapies could have a positive influence on chronic pain patients, numerous studies have been conducted with healthy individuals in an attempt to understand meditative analgesia. This review focuses explicitly on experimental pain studies of meditation and attempts to draw preliminary conclusions based on the work completed in this new field over the past 6 years. Dividing meditative practices into the broad categories of focused attention (FA) and open monitoring (OM) techniques allowed several patterns to emerge.

Author(s): 
Grant, Joshua A.
Publication Title: 
Death Studies

From a Buddhist perspective, grief becomes complicated because mourners have trouble accommodating the reality of impermanence in the face of deep and unwelcome change, as they struggle to make sense of the "event story" of their loss and to revise their life story and identity accordingly.

Author(s): 
Neimeyer, Robert A.
Young-Eisendrath, Polly
Publication Title: 
Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement

BACKGROUND: In Japan, almost all culture and civilization were introduced from abroad; in the past from China and now from U.S. and European countries, owing to her geographical features circumscribed by oceans and separated from the continents. Neurosurgical science and practice have been received in the same way as other activities. However, there are some exceptions such as organ transplantation from the brain dead and brain-dock, which means a brain check-up system of asymptomatic brain diseases.

Author(s): 
Ohta, T.
Publication Title: 
Acta Historica Leopoldina

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker's thought is centred around the idea of the unity of reality. He tries to express this idea in his interpretation of quantum physics as well as on the background of neoplatonic thinking. Even his interest in Indian philosophies is based on this concept that would overcome the dualism of mind and matter as well as the dualism of subject and object.

Author(s): 
von Brück, Michael
Publication Title: 
Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi (Beijing, China: 1980)

Jīvaka was very important in the history of Indian Buddhist medicine, and Indian āyurvedic classics yet ascribed some recipes to him. Jīvaka's four recipes from Nāvanītaka, Carkadatta, and Bodhisattva - garbhastha - sūtra etc. were handed down, reflecting his medical achievements.

Author(s): 
Chen, M.
Publication Title: 
Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy

The meaning of the term "logagogy" is elucidated, and logagogic practices are outlined in the history of medicine. It is shown how the traditional medicine of India, Ayurveda, shows signs of logagogic practices (sattvavajaya), and that not only Ayurveda but also the famous Greek physician Galenus emphasize a philosophical approach to medicine. As Galenus's logagogic practices have their roots in the tradition of practical philosophy in Greek antiquity, the most important Greek schools of thought that are relevant to logagogic approaches are sketched.

Author(s): 
Bühler, Karl-Ernst

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