A recent study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, reveals that gene expression changes with meditation. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds.
Jeffrey Hopkins Reconstructs His Mind - Jeffrey Hopkins, Buddhist scholar, Tibetan translator, author and professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia in the United States, suffered in 1991 from the debilitating and sometimes fatal Lyme disease. He talked to Ven. Robina Courtin in Kathmandu, Nepal in June 1993 about being close to death and of the experience of subtler states of mind.