Recent medical findings for a healthier body

Lasting gains from meditation

The Shamatha Project is a study that examines the effects of two intensive meditation retreats held in 2007. It follows 60 experienced meditators who attended these three-month meditation retreats and received ongoing instruction in meditation techniques. They attended group meditation sessions twice a day and engaged in individual practice for about six hours a day. Immediately after the study, subjects

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