Vipassana Meditation Pahrump NV

When they try to empty their minds, all they can do is think about the Visa bill that's due, the kids' next soccer game, the sneaking suspicion that they're about to be broken up with.

Reno Buddhist Church
(775) 348-6603
820 Plumas Street
Reno, NV
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Buddhist

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Nevada Buddhist Vihara
(702) 457-7938
2040 Abels Ln
Las Vegas, NV
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Vipassana

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Vipassana Foundation
c/o David Snyder, 3111 Bel Air Dr. #28-B
Las Vegas, NV
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Vipassana

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Dharma Zephyr Sangha
(775) 882-4980
6205 Franktown Road
Carson City, NV
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Zen

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One Tree Zen
(775) 690-7784
Center For Spiritual Living
Carson City, NV
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Zen - Soto

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Boulder City Tibetan Buddhist Center
(702) 293-1685
515 Cayuga Court
Boulder City, NV
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Tibetan Dzogchen

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Diamond Way Buddhist Group Las Vegas
(702) 260-4426
c/o Sara Finnerty and Richard Belgard, 2715 Duck Pond Court
Henderson, NV
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Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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Great Bright Zen Center aka Mojave Desert Zen Center
(702) 293-4222
5115 S. Industrial Road, Ste. 902-3
Las Vegas, NV
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Zen - Kwan Um

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Lotus In the Desert Sangha
(702) 571-1820
Sahara West Library
Las Vegas, NV
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Buddhist

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Advanced Insight Behavioral Health
(775) 751-1349
2280 E Calvada Blvd
Pahrump, NV
 
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Meditating with an Open Mind

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Some people find the quiet rhythms of meditation just plain annoying. When they try to empty their minds, all they can do is think about the Visa bill that’s due, the kids’ next soccer game, the sneaking suspicion that they’re about to be broken up with. For folks like these, there’s another option.

It’s called mindfulness meditation, also known as Vipassana, and according to researchers at the HealthEmotions Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin, it may bring just as many health benefits as more mainstream meditation. In Vipassana, you don’t exactly embrace your anxious thoughts, but you don’t have to push them out the door and move the dresser in front of it, either. Instead, you observe and appreciate the distracting thoughts for what they are: part of life, part of the moment.

By not resisting, you can quiet your mental chatter for a time, gain some perspective, and continue to move toward a more relaxed state. To test the effect of mindfulness meditation on overall health, the researchers assembled 25 members of a study group that was trained in the ancient practice by researcher Jon Kabat-Zinn, who tailored it as a remedy for stress back in the 1970s. Before starting to meditate, each person was given a flu shot to stimulate the immune system; that way re-searchers could compare their bodily responses pre- and post-meditation.

Sixteen people who didn’t meditate were given flu shots and included for comparison. The change was dramatic: The study group developed a significantly larger army of flu antibodies than did the nonmeditators. Also, tests showed increased electrical activity in their frontal lobes, the part of the brain associated with happiness and other positive emotions.Next, the researchers plan to study a group that’s been meditating mindfully for 30 years. In the meantime, don’t let unwelcome thoughts keep you from giving this technique a try. (But do pay that Visa bill!)

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