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Meditation improves telomerase activity

Meditation improves telomerase activity: a healthier life – but not for all! Three months in a meditation retreat may have significant influence on a core marker of our health and biological age, a study found. Some readers will be aware of the Shamatha project, where individuals with prior meditation experience took part in a 3-month intensive meditation retreat and were subjected to a range of different tests and analyses. Researchers… Read More »

The Science of Meditation: impromptu talk in Hamburg

Hamburg – 16 April 2012: When visiting the Buddhist Centre in Hamburg as part of a Seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, I was asked to give an impromptu talk on the Science of Meditation. Talking about the historical developments of meditation research as well as current findings, from improvements of attention to boosts to the immune system, I was amazed to see the level of interest and alertness at… Read More »