Buddhist and meditation teacher Tara Brach leads a Vipassana  meditation group at the River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda.  (Andrea Bruce Woodall/The Washington Post)

Buddhist and meditation teacher Tara Brach leads a Vipassana meditation group at the River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda. (Andrea Bruce Woodall/The Washington Post)

Meditation. I think there is new research at least weekly these days about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.  Here is the latest from the Washington Post.  It’s interesting how our scientific society needs to “prove” something that people of ancient cultures have known for centuries in order for meditation to be valid according to the dominant white, western culture.  “Discovering” that meditation is good for us, is a little like Columbus “discovering” America.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/05/26/harvard-neuroscientist-meditation-not-only-reduces-stress-it-literally-changes-your-brain/?tid=pm_local_pop_b&_cldee=bWFyZ2FyZXQuZ2VybGV2ZUByYWluYm93bGVhcm5pbmcub3Jn

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