Meditation as medicine
Author: Dalai Lama, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richard J. Davidson
What happens to our brain when we meditate? Can meditation have a real therapeutic effect? And in which cases? To answer these questions, one of the world's leading spiritual authorities, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and a prominent neuroscientist, Jon Kabat-Zinn, met on the occasion of the XIII Mind and Life Dialogue; the result of their conversations, which were attended by other eminent personalities in the religious and scientific fields, is in this book: an account of how ancient Tibetan meditation techniques can join the results of the most advanced research on the brain in the field of stress. Their words trace a fascinating description of the enormous potential of the human mind, able, if well trained, to heal itself, and of its role in generating a global psychophysical well-being.