Mindfulness aligns itself with science and academia to be seen as credible but it lacks any real evidence.
Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
Thurman was 30 years older than King: the same age, in fact, as King's father. Among his most significant contributions was bringing the ideas of nonviolence to the civil rights movement.
At times we just don't know what's the right thing to do. St. Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus, developed a method of discernment that can be useful even to those who are not religious.
The exam period can be a stressful time for students. Here are a few strategies to help students cope.
Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
Anti-psychotic drugs work well for only about 30 per cent of schizophrenia patients. Meditation can offer them a route to self-acceptance and reduced anxiety.
Meditation and yoga affect the brain's stress response system to help us feel more relaxed. They can even lower our blood pressure.
In Theravada Buddhism, ordaining to be a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another – in this case to the late Navy SEAL officer.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
In Theravada Buddhism, ordaining to be a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another - in this case to the Navy SEAL officer, who died.
Deep breathing is one of the simplest ways to deal with stress.
Part of yoga's appeal is that it is seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. The truth is, the practice of yoga today is profoundly different from those ancient ways.
Many companies now encourage certain spiritual practices to improve well-being and productivity, yet religion at work is a growing source of conflict. A paradox?
There is reliable scientific evidence by which yoga could help individuals with mental disorders.
Classroom meditation shows promise for improving student attention, focus, happiness and self-awareness.
A scholar visited Rajneeshpuram and met the many highly accomplished men and women who became devotees of the controversial guru. What brought them to the spiritual community, and what made them stay?
How can exercise, meditation and hypnosis change our brains and potentially prevent disease?
There's far more to meditation that sitting peacefully with crossed legs.
Only a few parts of Buddhism's much larger practice were transplanted into American soil in the late 19th century. Here's how Buddhism changed when it migrated.