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How does meditation affect the amygdala? Much has been written about meditation and the amygdala, but almost all of it was written from the perspective of 20th century understanding of the brain. The advent of the 21st century has been accompanied by a new understanding of how the brain works […]

Much of the suffering in our lives is rooted in fear. Fortunately, Buddhism and meditation offer excellent supports for working with fear—and with anxiety, the worry about uncertain threats that many of us carry in contemporary life. Fear is pervasive, especially in this world of polarization, aggression, and lack of […]

Meditation can be a welcomed tool for coping with grief, which is one of the more difficult human experiences. Meditation practice in general can help us stay present with challenging emotions, and meditation specifically tailored for grief can help us endure the pain associated with it without avoiding it, which […]

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