The calming and de-stressing benefits of practicing Zen have long been known, but now scientists are also considering its huge potential to influence our ability to understand and experience consciousness. However, until now few scientists would publicly admit this because of the taboo surrounding the supposed conflict between scientific and 'spiritual' practices, a taboo that was responsible for the medical profession's previous dismissal of successful alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Susan Blackmore is about to ...

Ten Zen Questions 2009, ONEWorld Publications

ISBN-13: 9781851686421