Buddhists meet mind scientists in conference on meditation and depression

Psychiatric Times: In October, 2007, leading researchers in the fields of mood disorders and meditation discussed the promise—and limitations—of meditation for the prevention and treatment of major depression. Participating in a day-long symposium titled “Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Treatment of Depression” was His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was cosponsored by Emory University in Atlanta and the Mind & Life Institute. The conference focused on the role that meditation might play in promoting cognitive, emotional, and physiological states that are protective against depression. Read more here.

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  • Paul Maurice Martin
    March 13, 2008 9:20 am

    I can absolutely believe it. A spontaneous version of the type of experience sought in contemplative prayer and meditation literally and permanently cured my long-standing depression overnight at the age of 23. At the time, I knew nothing about this kind of experience but I ended up learning to meditate and that became a staple of my adult mental/spiritual life.

    Paul – originalfaith.com


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