Literary sleuths find genuine author
A little-known Thai woman is the real author of an important Buddhist treatise – not the high-profile monk previously credited, according to new findings.
Meditation helps increase attention span
It's nearly impossible to pay attention to one thing for a long time. A new study looks at whether Buddhist meditation can improve a person's ability to be attentive and finds that meditation training helps people do better ...
Scientist inspired by Dalai Lama studies happiness
(AP) -- After hearing about his cutting-edge research on the brain and emotions through mutual friends, the Dalai Lama invited Richard Davidson to his home in India in 1992 to pose a question.
Buddhism on the dinner plate
(PhysOrg.com) -- New book by a Harvard nutritionist and renowned monk encourages the Buddhist sense of mindfulness in how people eat.
Environmental historian now tackles industrial disease in Japan
Controlling Japanese B encephalitis might seem easy to an outsider. Since the brain-injuring virus needs mosquitoes and pigs to spread, government officials should ban standing water in cemetery cisterns and urban drainage ...
Study suggests Buddhist deity meditation temporarily augments visuospatial abilities
Meditation has been practiced for centuries, as a way to calm the soul and bring about inner peace. According to a new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, there is now ev ...