Mantra Meditation – #75

Jim talks to Dr. Doug Oman, a scientist and scholar with a special interest in spirituality and health. They discuss the practice of mantra meditation, an approach that uses the repetition of phrases to promote focus and intention. What is the origin of mantra meditation? Does it have benefits? What is the scientific evidence for its efficacy? How can you begin your own mantra meditation practice? For the answers to these and many more questions, check out this episode of Minding the Brain!

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Bormann, J. E., Kane, J. J., & Oman, D. (2020). Mantram repetition: A portable practice for being mindful. Mindfulness, 11(8), 2031–2033.

Easwaran, E. (2008). The mantram handbook: A practical guide to choosing your mantram & calming your mind (5th ed.). Tomales, CA: Nilgiri Press. 

Easwaran, E. (2005). Strength in the storm: Creating calm in difficult times. Tomales, CA: Nilgiri Press.