Posts Tagged ‘Peter Malinowski’

Meditation research blog showcases scientific research into Buddhist meditation

Monday, December 19th, 2011

For those of you interested in the latest scientific research into meditation, we recommend the website meditation-research.org.uk, particularly the new research blog section. The website and blog presents current scientific research into meditation and mindfulness practice and the research activities of the Meditation and Mindfulness Research Group at Liverpool John Moores University. We like it so much, we’ve added a live-feed from the blog on the right-hand column of the DWBUK blog.

Dr Peter Malinowski is the founder of the Meditation and Mindfulness Research Group at Liverpool John Moores University, as well as being a highly regarded teacher of Diamond Way Buddhism and co-founder of the Diamond Way Liverpool Buddhist Centre. In the above video, he discusses the practice of mindfulness, it’s benefits and applications. He also explains some of the research projects of the group, exploring the effects of mindfulness practice on cognitive ageing and healthy eating.

Buddhist meditators make rational economic decisions

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Nepali coins featuring the Buddha

Nepali coins featuring the Buddha

From the desk of Dr. Peter Malinowski, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Natural Sciences & Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University and founding member of the Liverpool Diamond Way Buddhist Centre:

Buddhists make rational economic decisions

A recent study into human decision-making revealed that experienced Buddhist meditators act more rationally in social situations that are commonly experienced as unfair.

The study, carried out by researchers in the US and Canada, compared the decisions of experienced Buddhist meditators with that of control participants during the so-called Ultimatum Game. In a (simulated) two-person exchange the participants were offered a split of a certain amount of money ($20). If they decided to reject the offer, proposer and respondent got nothing; otherwise both received their respective share. Typically, participants tend to reject offers that are perceived as particularly unfair, i.e. when they would receive 20% or less. However, a more rational choice would be to accept every non-zero offer, as it would improve ones economic situation. The results showed that the Buddhist meditators accepted significantly more of the unfair offers ($2 / $18 and $1 / $19) than the control participants.

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Science Discovers Buddhism – Dr. Peter Malinowski in The Middle Way Journal

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
The Middle Way

The Middle Way

In the introduction to his recent article published in the Middle Way, the journal of the UK’s Buddhist Society (Volume 85, No.4 – February 2011), Dr. Peter Malinowski states:

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Peter Malinowski speaks at UNESCO Conference for Intercultural and Interreligious dialogue

Sunday, March 13th, 2011
UNESCO VII Congress Programme

UNESCO VII Congress Programme

n 19 February 2011 Dr. Peter Malinowski, lay Diamond Way Buddhist teacher, co-founder of the Liverpool Diamond Way Buddhist Centre and trustee of Diamond Way Buddhism UK, and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University participated, on behalf of Diamond Way Buddhism UK and John Moores University, in the UNESCO Association for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue annual congress in Malaga, Spain, as one of the key speakers.

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Lama Ole Nydahl in London 21-22 September 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

This September, Lama Ole Nydahl will visit London as part of his only official public teaching programme in the UK in 2010. His teachings will be preceded by a series of lectures by three of his experienced students who work in the fields of academia and science. Lama Ole Nydahl has visited London many times before and his lectures have drawn hundreds of attendees.

Lama Ole Nydahl in London September 2010

Lama Ole Nydahl in London September 2010

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Buddhist meditation and well being: scientific research

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Prepared by Dr. Peter Malinowski

Dr. Peter Malinowski

Dr. Peter Malinowski

Dr. Peter Malinowski is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Natural Sciences & Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University. He is also a close student of Lama Ole Nydahl, a founding member of the Liverpool Diamond Way Buddhist Centre, travelling teacher, trustee of Diamond Way Buddhism UK, and has been instrumental in the establishment of Diamond Way Buddhism in the UK, particularly in the North of England, since 2001. In this brief article he presents an overview of contemporary research into the psychological and physiological effects of Buddhist meditation.

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