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Can Lovingkindness Meditation Increase Trust And Trustworthiness In Strangers

Author : Liweilan Ma
ISBN : 9783668712249
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Economics - Other, grade: 1,0, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (ECON), language: English, abstract: Kindness and trust are essential part of our society, since they are required everywhere where humans interact with each other. However, nowadays rising societal isolation and distrust within the society can be observed, therefore, we ask the question whether and how these qualities can be fostered. In this study, we designed an economical experiment in order to examine whether the traditional Buddhist practice called lovingkindness meditation can increase trust, trustworthiness and kindness. In order to assess the effects of time spent on practice, one treatment is a brief loving kindness meditation in a controlled laboratory context, while the second is an intervention lasting eight weeks. In comparison to the neutral control groups, a significant increase of trust, trustworthiness and kindness of the lovingkindness meditation group is expected. In addition, we hypothesized that participants of the field experiment will show larger positive effects in these three measurements than those of the laboratory treatment.
Category: Business & Economics

Loving Kindness Meditation

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ISBN : 1610593685
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Loving-kindness is a type of meditation practiced by Buddhists throughout the world, but it is a word that appears in many religious texts, including the Bible, Jewish liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer. The book pairs images with poetry and meditation instructions.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

8 Minute Meditation Expanded

Author : Victor Davich
ISBN : 9780698196636
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 33.97 MB
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New and expanded, the bestselling, innovative program that advanced the mindfulness revolution People are always looking for new ways to reduce stress, increase productivity, and lead more well-rounded, happier lives. Many have sought a solution in meditation. However, simple, clear instruction is often difficult to find, and most teachers and books make meditation seem like a chore—something you have to do for up to an hour each day. 8 Minute Meditation is the first program created to give beginners the exact tools they need to learn to meditate and do it in a time-frame that even the busiest people can easily handle: just 8 minutes a day. The new tenth anniversary edition of 8 Minute Meditation surveys the latest mindfulness developments. It also contains the complete, original 8 Minute Meditation program, one of the all-time best-selling mindfulness programs in history. Features include clear, supportive step-by-step instruction, FAQs, and “troubleshooting” your mindfulness practice. All in the time between two television commercials!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Fearless Heart

Author : Thupten Jinpa
ISBN : 9780698186460
Genre : Psychology
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The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.
Category: Psychology

Guided Journal For Lovingkindness Meditation

Author : Ever Metta
ISBN : 1726150852
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This journal can help you develop a practice, or give you the space to reflect on your current lovingkindness meditation practice. Lovingkindness meditation is a means of directing love and positive energy within yourself, and out into the world around you...to great effect. Scientific studies referenced in the resources section at the end of this journal show amazing benefits of this particular kind of meditation, ranging from increasing gray matter volume to decreasing migraines and chronic pain. Lovingkindness meditation is accessible to everyone - you don't have to be a yogi - and is thought to have long-term impact. Even short amounts of time can make a difference - so it's not necessary to go on a retreat or isolate yourself from the world. It's not necessary to purchase an expensive meditation cushion and sit on it for hours at a time. It can be practiced in any comfortable position - standing, sitting, lying down. And it can be practiced anywhere. Phrases are usually recited silently, so no one will know what you're doing! Why not try it while you're commuting to work, waiting in line, or for a health appointment? ***Also available with alternative cover designs***
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Ten Minutes To Deep Meditation

Author : Michael J Cavallaro
ISBN : 9781601385864
Genre : Self-Help
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With today s demands and hectic pace, stress has become more common on a daily basis. Oftentimes, there are not enough hours in the day, and our to do lists grow longer and longer. It is no surprise that, according to a recent report by HiFX, the United States is the second most stress-ridden country in the world. With looming outside forces such as the depressed job market and the 9.4 percent unemployment rate, you need make a calm mind your priority. But when there is barely enough time for breakfast, it can be difficult to find time to balance your life. Ten Minutes to Deep Meditation is here to help. In a simple, step-by-step format, this book helps beginners increase focus and decrease stress through the art of meditation. According to a recent report from American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, meditation is a proven relaxation method that can lower blood pressure without chemical supplements. You will learn what meditation is (and is not), why you get stressed out, and how meditation can truly help calm your nerves. This book presents you with the two main types of meditation analytical and placement and how both can help you in different ways. You will also learn the answers to common questions regarding this soothing process: How is meditation different from relaxation, concentration, and self-hypnosis? Which techniques are right for you? Are there any physiological effects? This book will clear up the common myths of meditation and present you with structured methods to relax your body without medication. You will learn practical, easy-to-use instructions on the meditation process, with dozens of specific techniques and practices, including the Buddha Vairochana posture, Lamrim meditation, and the popular cross-legged lotus position. You will learn where to focus your attention and what to contemplate to fully clear your mind of outside stress. You will also learn how and why coupling meditation with yoga can create a greater calming effect. Going a step further, this book also contains images of correct meditative postures and yoga stretches, so you can get it right the first time. Most importantly, this book explains how to steady and control your breathing to bring oxygen to your mind. You will learn how to position your body, the best clothes to wear, how to stretch, and what to do when you run into problems and cannot seem to clear your head. Meditation specialists and real-life people who have experienced the benefits of meditation have been interviewed, and their expertise is dispersed throughout this book. Best of all, this book is written to fit into your busy lifestyle. With only ten minutes a day, you can let go of your stress for 24 hours. If you are looking for a natural way to ease your stress, Ten Minutes to Deep Meditation will help you focus your mind and balance your life.
Category: Self-Help

Meditation Compassion Lovingkindness

Author : Steve Weissman
ISBN : UVA:X004049462
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This excellant guide provides basic instruction for the development of mindfulness -- the development of beneficial qualities, such as Compassion, Lovingkindness, and Wisdom. These authors are wonderful teachers, and this book will be the best present you can buy for yourself or for someone you care for.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Beginner S Guide To Insight Meditation

Author : Arinna Weisman
ISBN : 9780861719211
Genre : Religion
File Size : 65.70 MB
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Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a community to practice with. This is an enormously practical book that covers every aspect of the teachings a beginner needs to get started.
Category: Religion

The Chemistry Of Joy Workbook

Author : Henry Emmons
ISBN : 9781608822270
Genre : Self-Help
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Joy comes of its own accord when we are in our naturally healthy state. Every one of us has the capacity for joy, but many forces in our lives keep us from enjoying this contented and healthy state of being. When our resilience is depleted, we find it difficult to adapt to change, face challenges, and deal with the ups and downs life brings. If your natural resilience has been consumed by stress or depression, you can reclaim it with the resilience-building program in The Chemistry of Joy Workbook. Through the questionnaires, exercises, and practices in this guide, you’ll explore the nine pathways to restoring mood, regaining balance, and rediscovering your capacity for joy. This book will help you reclaim your joy by teaching you to balance your body with proper nutrition and principles from ayurvedic medicine, how to settle your mind with mindfulness practices, and how to skillfully managing those "emotional tsunamis". In addition, you will learn to find the right medications and supplements, tap into the wisdom, generosity, and openness that lie within, and build your self-acceptance and connection with others. If you are ready to reclaim your life from stress, depression, or anxiety and find deep, proufound happiness, this book will be your guide.
Category: Self-Help