The Buddha and the Computer: Meditation in an Age of Information
Journal of Religion and Health
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n/a
Source ID: shanti-sources-21892
Abstract: Information overload is one of the factors behind current alarming statistics on stress. Meditation helps the body-mind resist the deleterious effects of the information on-slaught. Though meditation is well known as a relaxation technique, its noetic value is often overlooked. Its benefits extend well beyond superficial soothing: it trains attention; it increases pattern recognition; and it reconnects us to the whole of our intelligence, enhancing coordination between its complementary poles. Meditation is a potent high-touch resource in a high-tech world.