Meditation isn’t about becoming something better…

Loving-kindness (maitri) toward ourselves doesn't mean getting rid of anything. Maitri means that we can still be crazy, we can still be angry. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away or become something better. It's about befriending who we are... Continue Reading →

Epigenetics and nurturing, more exposé on antidepressants, and forbidden and twisted: Saturday news and blogs

Epigenetics and the Importance of a Nurturing Society -- The Primate Diaries -- Miller shows that, so far, the evidence to support a direct epigenetic connection between a stressed population and societal problems has yet to be clearly demonstrated. However, this research suggests that how resources are distributed can have long-lasting effects on the next... Continue Reading →

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