Exploring the Vital Role of Contemplative Disciplines in Medicine & Healing Arts
A dynamic learning community exploring the interphase of contemplative inner-science, medicine, and the healing arts.
hello everyone, My name is Sheri Storino and I am a Senior at Evergreen where I met Dr. Leevy and am wondering if anyone would want to sponsor me for an Internship during winter quarter which starts…Continue
Started by Sheri Storino. Last reply by Sheri Storino Nov 15, 2010.
Started by Joel Levey. Last reply by Karma Chodzin Lalo Dec 12, 2009.
With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.
The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained…Continue
Posted by Joel Levey on December 8, 2013 at 10:08pm
We have posted a wealth of information/inspiration on the wide spectrum of contemplative practices at:
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We invite you to explore and share these links with your friends, colleagues, and patients.…Continue
Posted by Joel Levey on April 24, 2013 at 10:27am
The Seattle Meditation and Medicine Circle met this evening and had an inspiring exploration of the variety of healing meditations. The topic/practice of Tong-Len Meditation came up and we spent quite a bit of time exploring the depths and subtleties of it. I promised to post some notes here for all to read. Also see Tong Len guidelines in Sogyal Rinpoche's classic book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
Tong Len Meditation:
The Practice of…Continue
Posted by Joel Levey on September 1, 2011 at 11:47pm
The Neuroscience of HappinessIs happiness a skill?
out Speakers and Moderators Kent Berridge, Richie Davidson, Daniel Gilbert
Modern neuroscientific research and the wisdom of ancient contemplative traditions converge in suggesting that happiness is the product of skills that can be enhanced through training and such…
Posted by Joel Levey on July 14, 2011 at 2:15am
The link below is for a file of essentialised notes are drawn from Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey’s teachings at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing on May 6th 2011 titled “Meeting the Medicine Buddha.” These teachings were offered for the faculty, staff, and…Continue
Posted by Joel Levey on June 6, 2011 at 11:47pm
This conference brings leading scientists and educators into dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss the state of current research on empathy and compassion, the scientific study…Continue
Posted by Joel Levey on June 5, 2011 at 11:18pm
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“I am convinced that a close collaboration between our two investigative traditions, Buddhism and science, can contribute significantly to developing an understanding of the complex inner world of subjective experience that we call the…Continue
Posted by Joel Levey on May 22, 2011 at 1:32am
Teachings with Dalai Lama
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Posted by Joel Levey on April 8, 2011 at 12:02am
A moving glimpse of some of the Leveys' work with medical student
Worthy of attention.
Posted by Joel Levey on February 23, 2011 at 11:04am
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