Meditation Resources

God’s Presence in Stillness and Practicing Meditation by J. Dana Trent, a video webinar published by Upper Room eLearning.

The Morality of Meditation, by David DeSteno, published at the New York Times.

Cognitive gains from meditation last for seven years, research shows, by Derek Beres, published at Big Think, based on a 2018 study conducted at the University of California, Davis, published in Journal of Cognitive Enhancement

The Graces of Interior Prayer, by Fr. Augustin Poulain SJ

“Controlled breathing … has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system. For centuries yogis have used breath control, or pranayama, to promote concentration and improve vitality. Buddha advocated breath-meditation as a way to reach enlightenment. Science is just beginning to provide evidence that the benefits of this ancient practice are real. Studies have found, for example, that breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder.”