What we're about

We are practicing here the ancient non-sectarian meditation technique of Vipassana taught by Gautama the Buddha. All are welcome without any discrimination.

Schedule
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Day - Every Friday

Time - 8.30 pm /9.30 pm
Venue - Buddhi Vihara
Address - 402, Knowles Ave, Santa Clara, 95050, CA, USA. Place - Buddhi Vihara, 402, Knowles Ave, Santa Clara, 95050, CA

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Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Talk (Benifits of Loving Kindness Meditation)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. Increases Positive Emotions & Decreases Negative Emotions 2. Increases vagal tone which increases positive emotions & feelings of social connection HEALING We don’t usually think of meditation as being able to help us with severe physical or mental ailments, but research shows it can help: 3. Decreases Migraines 4. Decreases Chronic Pain 5. Decreases PTSD 6. Decreases Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE BRAIN We know that the brain is shaped by our activities. Regularly practicing loving-kindness meditation activates and strengthens areas of the brain responsible for empathy & emotional intelligence. 7. Activates empathy & emotional processing in the brain 8. Increases gray matter volume THE STRESS RESPONSE Loving Kindness Meditation also benefits your psychophysiology & makes it more resilient 9. Increases respiratory Sinus Arrythmia (RSA) 10. Slows Biological Aging 11. Makes you a more helpful person 12. Increases Compassion A recent review of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) concludes that Loving Kindness Meditation may be the most effective practice for increasing compassion (Boellinghaus, Jones & Hutton, 2012) 13. Increases Empathy Similarly, Klimecki, Leiberg, Lamm and Singer (2013) found that Loving Kindness Meditation training increased participants’ empathic responses to the distress of others, but also increased positive affective experiences, even in response to witnessing others in distress. 14. Decreases Your Bias towards others A recent study (Kang, Gray & Dovido, 2014) found that compared to a closely matched active control condition, 6 weeks of Loving Kindness Meditation training decreased implicit bias against minorities. 15. Increases Social Connection A study by Kok et al (2013) found that those participants in Loving Kindness Meditation interventions who report experiencing more positive emotions also reported more gains in perception of social connection as well. SELF-LOVE How many of us are slaves to self-criticism or low self-esteem? How many of us do not take as good care as we should of ourselves? 16. Curbs Self-Criticism IMMEDIATE & LONG-TERM IMPACT The nice thing about Loving Kindness Meditation is that it is effective in both immediate and small doses (i.e. instant gratification) but that it also has long-lasting and enduring effects. 17. Is Effective Even in Small Doses Our study – Hutcherson, Seppala and Gross (2008) – found an effect of a small dose of Loving Kindness Meditation (practiced in a single short session lasting less than 10 minutes). Compared with a closely matched control task, even just a few minutes of loving-kindness meditation increased feelings of social connection and positivity toward strangers. 18. Has Long-Term Impact. A study by Cohn et al (2011) found that 35% of participants of a Loving Kindness Meditation intervention who continued to meditate and experience enhanced positive emotions 15 months after the intervention. Positive emotions correlated positively with the number of minutes spent meditating daily. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Talk (Benifits of Loving Kindness Meditation)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. Increases Positive Emotions & Decreases Negative Emotions 2. Increases vagal tone which increases positive emotions & feelings of social connection HEALING We don’t usually think of meditation as being able to help us with severe physical or mental ailments, but research shows it can help: 3. Decreases Migraines 4. Decreases Chronic Pain 5. Decreases PTSD 6. Decreases Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE BRAIN We know that the brain is shaped by our activities. Regularly practicing loving-kindness meditation activates and strengthens areas of the brain responsible for empathy & emotional intelligence. 7. Activates empathy & emotional processing in the brain 8. Increases gray matter volume THE STRESS RESPONSE Loving Kindness Meditation also benefits your psychophysiology & makes it more resilient 9. Increases respiratory Sinus Arrythmia (RSA) 10. Slows Biological Aging 11. Makes you a more helpful person 12. Increases Compassion A recent review of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) concludes that Loving Kindness Meditation may be the most effective practice for increasing compassion (Boellinghaus, Jones & Hutton, 2012) 13. Increases Empathy Similarly, Klimecki, Leiberg, Lamm and Singer (2013) found that Loving Kindness Meditation training increased participants’ empathic responses to the distress of others, but also increased positive affective experiences, even in response to witnessing others in distress. 14. Decreases Your Bias towards others A recent study (Kang, Gray & Dovido, 2014) found that compared to a closely matched active control condition, 6 weeks of Loving Kindness Meditation training decreased implicit bias against minorities. 15. Increases Social Connection A study by Kok et al (2013) found that those participants in Loving Kindness Meditation interventions who report experiencing more positive emotions also reported more gains in perception of social connection as well. SELF-LOVE How many of us are slaves to self-criticism or low self-esteem? How many of us do not take as good care as we should of ourselves? 16. Curbs Self-Criticism IMMEDIATE & LONG-TERM IMPACT The nice thing about Loving Kindness Meditation is that it is effective in both immediate and small doses (i.e. instant gratification) but that it also has long-lasting and enduring effects. 17. Is Effective Even in Small Doses Our study – Hutcherson, Seppala and Gross (2008) – found an effect of a small dose of Loving Kindness Meditation (practiced in a single short session lasting less than 10 minutes). Compared with a closely matched control task, even just a few minutes of loving-kindness meditation increased feelings of social connection and positivity toward strangers. 18. Has Long-Term Impact. A study by Cohn et al (2011) found that 35% of participants of a Loving Kindness Meditation intervention who continued to meditate and experience enhanced positive emotions 15 months after the intervention. Positive emotions correlated positively with the number of minutes spent meditating daily. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Talk (Benifits of Loving Kindness Meditation)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. Increases Positive Emotions & Decreases Negative Emotions 2. Increases vagal tone which increases positive emotions & feelings of social connection HEALING We don’t usually think of meditation as being able to help us with severe physical or mental ailments, but research shows it can help: 3. Decreases Migraines 4. Decreases Chronic Pain 5. Decreases PTSD 6. Decreases Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE BRAIN We know that the brain is shaped by our activities. Regularly practicing loving-kindness meditation activates and strengthens areas of the brain responsible for empathy & emotional intelligence. 7. Activates empathy & emotional processing in the brain 8. Increases gray matter volume THE STRESS RESPONSE Loving Kindness Meditation also benefits your psychophysiology & makes it more resilient 9. Increases respiratory Sinus Arrythmia (RSA) 10. Slows Biological Aging 11. Makes you a more helpful person 12. Increases Compassion A recent review of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) concludes that Loving Kindness Meditation may be the most effective practice for increasing compassion (Boellinghaus, Jones & Hutton, 2012) 13. Increases Empathy Similarly, Klimecki, Leiberg, Lamm and Singer (2013) found that Loving Kindness Meditation training increased participants’ empathic responses to the distress of others, but also increased positive affective experiences, even in response to witnessing others in distress. 14. Decreases Your Bias towards others A recent study (Kang, Gray & Dovido, 2014) found that compared to a closely matched active control condition, 6 weeks of Loving Kindness Meditation training decreased implicit bias against minorities. 15. Increases Social Connection A study by Kok et al (2013) found that those participants in Loving Kindness Meditation interventions who report experiencing more positive emotions also reported more gains in perception of social connection as well. SELF-LOVE How many of us are slaves to self-criticism or low self-esteem? How many of us do not take as good care as we should of ourselves? 16. Curbs Self-Criticism IMMEDIATE & LONG-TERM IMPACT The nice thing about Loving Kindness Meditation is that it is effective in both immediate and small doses (i.e. instant gratification) but that it also has long-lasting and enduring effects. 17. Is Effective Even in Small Doses Our study – Hutcherson, Seppala and Gross (2008) – found an effect of a small dose of Loving Kindness Meditation (practiced in a single short session lasting less than 10 minutes). Compared with a closely matched control task, even just a few minutes of loving-kindness meditation increased feelings of social connection and positivity toward strangers. 18. Has Long-Term Impact. A study by Cohn et al (2011) found that 35% of participants of a Loving Kindness Meditation intervention who continued to meditate and experience enhanced positive emotions 15 months after the intervention. Positive emotions correlated positively with the number of minutes spent meditating daily. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Talk (Benifits of Loving Kindness Meditation)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. Increases Positive Emotions & Decreases Negative Emotions 2. Increases vagal tone which increases positive emotions & feelings of social connection HEALING We don’t usually think of meditation as being able to help us with severe physical or mental ailments, but research shows it can help: 3. Decreases Migraines 4. Decreases Chronic Pain 5. Decreases PTSD 6. Decreases Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE BRAIN We know that the brain is shaped by our activities. Regularly practicing loving-kindness meditation activates and strengthens areas of the brain responsible for empathy & emotional intelligence. 7. Activates empathy & emotional processing in the brain 8. Increases gray matter volume THE STRESS RESPONSE Loving Kindness Meditation also benefits your psychophysiology & makes it more resilient 9. Increases respiratory Sinus Arrythmia (RSA) 10. Slows Biological Aging 11. Makes you a more helpful person 12. Increases Compassion A recent review of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) concludes that Loving Kindness Meditation may be the most effective practice for increasing compassion (Boellinghaus, Jones & Hutton, 2012) 13. Increases Empathy Similarly, Klimecki, Leiberg, Lamm and Singer (2013) found that Loving Kindness Meditation training increased participants’ empathic responses to the distress of others, but also increased positive affective experiences, even in response to witnessing others in distress. 14. Decreases Your Bias towards others A recent study (Kang, Gray & Dovido, 2014) found that compared to a closely matched active control condition, 6 weeks of Loving Kindness Meditation training decreased implicit bias against minorities. 15. Increases Social Connection A study by Kok et al (2013) found that those participants in Loving Kindness Meditation interventions who report experiencing more positive emotions also reported more gains in perception of social connection as well. SELF-LOVE How many of us are slaves to self-criticism or low self-esteem? How many of us do not take as good care as we should of ourselves? 16. Curbs Self-Criticism IMMEDIATE & LONG-TERM IMPACT The nice thing about Loving Kindness Meditation is that it is effective in both immediate and small doses (i.e. instant gratification) but that it also has long-lasting and enduring effects. 17. Is Effective Even in Small Doses Our study – Hutcherson, Seppala and Gross (2008) – found an effect of a small dose of Loving Kindness Meditation (practiced in a single short session lasting less than 10 minutes). Compared with a closely matched control task, even just a few minutes of loving-kindness meditation increased feelings of social connection and positivity toward strangers. 18. Has Long-Term Impact. A study by Cohn et al (2011) found that 35% of participants of a Loving Kindness Meditation intervention who continued to meditate and experience enhanced positive emotions 15 months after the intervention. Positive emotions correlated positively with the number of minutes spent meditating daily. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

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