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8 aug2012the science of meditation
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8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
8 aug2012the science of meditation
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8 aug2012the science of meditation
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  • 1. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life The Science of Meditation
  • 2. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life “Scientists study it. Doctors recommend it. Millions of Americans--many of whom dont even own crystals--practice it every day. Why……? Because ……(August 4, 2003 | Vol. 162) Meditation works”
  • 3. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Modern scientific techniques and instruments, such as fMRI and EEG ,have been used to see what happens inthe body of people when they meditate and its effects in the long run.
  • 4. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life These studies have shownsubstantial growth in regions of the brain involved with compassion and understanding others.
  • 5. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life The Happy BrainThe brain waves of meditators show whytheyre healthier. Neuroscientists havefound that meditators shift their brainactivity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone rightfrontal cortex move to the calmer leftfrontal cortex. In other words, they werecalmer and happier than before. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • 6. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine and founding director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • 7. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn received his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1971 from MIT where he studied under Salvador Luria, Nobel Laureate in medicine. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of Western science.
  • 8. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Meditation in many well-known organizations such as Google, Microsoft and Ford Motor.
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  • 15. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeFor the benefits ofmeditation to becomewidely accessible tohumanity, it cannot just bethe domain of bald peoplein funny robes living inmountains, or small groupsof New Age folks in SanFrancisco. Meditationneeds to become "real." Itneeds to align with the livesand interests of realpeople.
—from SearchInside Yourself
  • 16. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeEarly Google engineer andpersonal growth pioneerChade-Meng Tan first designedSearch Inside Yourself as apopular course at Googleintended to transform thework and lives of the best andbrightest behind one of themost innovative, successful,and profitable businesses inthe world
  • 17. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeBlaise Pabon, an enterprise salesengineer, said “The amenities areseductive but when you get to a placelike this, it can tear you apart if youdon’t find a way to handle the hard-driving culture.”
  • 18. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeLittle wonder, then,that among thehundreds of freeclasses that Googleoffers to employeeshere, one of the mostpopular is calledS.I.Y., for “SearchInside Yourself.”
  • 19. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeIt is the brainchild of Chade-MengTan, 41, a tall, thin, soft-spokenengineer who arrived at Google in2000 as Employee No. 107.
  • 20. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeThink of S.I.Y. asthe Zen of Google.Mr. Tan dreamedup the course andrefined it with thehelp of nineexperts in the useof mindfulness atwork.
  • 21. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeIf it sounds a bit touchy-feely, considerthis: More than 1,000 Googleemployees have taken the class, andthere’s a waiting list of 30 when it’soffered, four times a year. The classaccepts 60 people and runs sevenweeks.
  • 22. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life“Business is a machine made out ofpeople,” says Bill Duane, an engineerin rockabilly spectacles who works insite reliability, helping to ensure thatGmail works smoothly.
  • 23. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life“If you have people, you haveproblems. You can have frictionbetween them or smoothness.”
  • 24. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeMr. Duane took S.I.Y. four yearsago and considers it as sort of anecessary lubricant betweendriven, ambitious employees andGoogle’s demandingcorporate culture.
  • 25. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created the problems.” Albert Einstein
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  • 28. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeWhy “Steve Jobs” is regarded as oneof the greatest CEOs of the Century?
  • 29. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life In August 2011, right before he stepped down as CEO, Applebecome the world’s most valuable company with the market capitalization more than $350 Billion.
  • 30. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeHe revolutionized six industries 1) Personal Computer
  • 31. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life 2) Animated Movies
  • 32. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life 3) Music
  • 33. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life 4) Phones
  • 34. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life 5) Tablet Computer
  • 35. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life 6) Application Store
  • 36. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life“Why did Steve Jobs go to India?”
  • 37. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life —In early 1970s, his friend, Robert Friedland, who had gone to Indiathe summer before was urging Jobs to take his own spiritual journey there.
  • 38. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Jobs said “For me it was a serioussearch, I’d been turned on to the idea of enlightenment and trying to figure outwho I was and how I fit into things.” Jobs actually spent seven months in India.
  • 39. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life What did Jobs discover in India Trip?
  • 40. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Jobs said “The people in the Indiancountryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead,and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world.”
  • 41. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion, That’s had a big impact on my work.”
  • 42. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Coming back after seven months in Indian villages, I saw the craziness of the Western world as well as its capacity for rationalthought, If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is.
  • 43. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear moresubtle things—that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to seethings more clearly and be in the present more.
  • 44. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeYour mind just slow down, and you see atremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s discipline; you have to practice it.
  • 45. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life What did Jobs discover in India Trip?
  • 46. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeSteve Jobs discovered “Inner Peace and Intuition”
  • 47. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life “Buddhist teachings are not a religion, They are a Science of the mind” - The Dalai Lama
  • 48. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeIt is not a big deal about your religion “ I am not interested, my friend, about your religion or if you are religious or not. What really are important, are our behaviors in front of our peers, family, work, community, and in front of the world Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and our thoughts”
  • 49. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life“ Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words. Take care of your Words because they will become Actions. Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits. Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character. Ralph Waldo Emerson Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny, and your destiny will be your Life. ”
  • 50. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Meditation for  Meditation for children students
  • 51. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life  Meditation for working people
  • 52. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Meditation for sick  Meditation for senior people citizens
  • 53. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life The Middle Way meditation in various continents in the world USA
  • 54. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life England
  • 55. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Denmark
  • 56. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Mongolia
  • 57. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Australia
  • 58. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better LifeDubai, UAE
  • 59. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life South Africa
  • 60. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Next Week’s Topic “ Meditation not Medication: The New Treatment for Modern Day Illness”
  • 61. Enlightened Wisdom for a Better Life Next Week’s Teaching MonkVen. Pawithai graduated from Chiang MaiMedical School in 1991. Beginning in 1997, hetraveled throughout Europe to establishmeditation centers in various cities. He laterreceived a Bachelors degree in EducationalSciences, Masters degree in OccupationalSciences, and Doctoral degree in MedicalSciences from the Université Louis Pasteur inFrance. In 2008, he ordained as a monk.Currently, Director of the Power of Peace (POP)House Retreat Center.

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