The practice of meditation is of significant importance in many philosophical and spiritual traditions. But what does it mean to meditate? What benefits do we obtain from meditation? What happens in our brains and in our minds when we meditate? In describing the practices of meditation in all their complexity, this book takes into account history, culture, philosophy, religion, and neuropsychology. The reader is thus provided with a useful guide for undertaking a path of psychological and spiritual development based on mindfulness.
Franco Fabbro teaches Clinical Psychology at the University of Udine and studies developmental neuropsychology and the neuropsychological bases of religious experience.