[Buddha-l] Meditation changes the brain structure

Lidewij Niezink lidewij at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 06:19:26 MST 2011

People are very excited about it. Anyone interested in the full article with
no acces, feel free to drop me a line.


On 25 January 2011 14:02, Dan Lusthaus <vasubandhu at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Latest research on meditation and the brain
> http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/eight-weeks-to-a-better-brain/
> Dan
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Dr. Lidewij Niezink
Charter for Compassion on linkedin:
Empathy on linkedin:

Albert Einstein on Compassion
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part
limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings
as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his
consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to
our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our
task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its
beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such
achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner

Letter of 1950, as quoted in The New York Times (29 March 1972) and The New
York Post (28 November 1972)

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