Contentless Meditation. New Research

New research by The University of Melbourne, Contemplative Studies Centre shows benefits of natural and simple meditation.

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In contentless meditation experience, the mind is silent and still, without thoughts or perceptions. What do we learn from studying this experience scientifically in different forms of meditation? University of Melbourne PhD Candidate, Toby Woods, has used scientific method to examine contentless experience in four meditation practices. In this talk he presented the findings from two large-scale analyses: an evidence synthesis of 135 expert texts and a questionnaire-based study of more than 250 meditators attending specific retreats and classes.