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Meditation benefits

7 Real-Life Benefits of Meditation

There has been a lot of research lately about the benefits of meditation.  Among other things, scientists have shown that regular prayer and meditation reduce the body’s stress response, change the structure of the brain for the better, decreases anxiety and depression, and reduces loneliness.  Amazing results, right?

Well, we at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina have lots of respect for science, but the majority of us aren’t scientists ourselves.  Instead of double-blind studies and drawing blood samples, we decided to simply ASK some of our students what kinds of differences they’ve seen in their lives thanks to regular meditation.  Here are 7 of their stories.

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Susan Nelson

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes # 11-12

May 1st, 2014

Week 12 of daily meditation. These past two weeks have been pretty work intense. Given my ridiculous work schedule, I had to cut my meditation sessions short to make sure I got them in and stayed sane.

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Southern Dharma Celebration

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #7 and #8

Susan Hills Nelson lives in Columbia, SC, and works as an attorney for Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough. She has also been attending Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center for about four years. In this week’s episode, she discusses her experience at the Southern Dharma Celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading…

Mac, Cheese, and Meditation

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #5 and #6

Susan Hills Nelson lives in Columbia, SC, and works as an attorney for Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough. She has also been attending Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center for about four years. In this week’s episode, Susan addresses how meditation helps her deal with family and work stress. Continue reading…

Susan Nelson

Adventures of a Meditator, Episode #3

Susan Hills Nelson lives in Columbia, SC, and works as an attorney for Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough. She has also been attending Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center for about four years. This year, she made a New Year’s Resolution to meditate every day. She’ll be giving us a weekly update on this blog to let us know how it’s going. Continue reading…