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Meditation: the new medication

Kenneth Pham, Technician Online: Thanks to pop-culture representations, meditation is seen as something that takes place in the isolation of a lush forest at the top of a Himalayan mountain. Those who practice the delicate art know one does not have to be alone or in an exotic location to meditate.

Billy Juliani, a junior in philosophy and the president of N.C. State’s Buddhist Philosophy Club, defined meditation as the practice of “living in the present moment and being aware of what’s around us.”

“It reduces stress and anxiety and promotes a more peaceful and thoughtful approach to looking at the world,” Juliani said …

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Comment from Caroline
Time: October 23, 2012, 2:49 am

Link to full article here: http://www.technicianonline.com/features/meditation-the-new-medication-1.2766229#.UIY9beS7PoI

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: October 23, 2012, 7:13 am

Oops. Corrected.

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