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Meditation can be conceptualized as a family of complex emotional and attentional regulatory training regimes developed for various ends, including the cultivation of well-being and emotional balance. Among these various practices, there are two styles that are commonly studied. One style, focused attention meditation, entails the voluntary focusing of(More)
The overall goal of this chapter is to explore the initial findings of neuroscientific research on meditation; in doing so, the chapter also suggests potential avenues of further inquiry. It has three sections that, although integral to the chapter as a whole, may also be read independently. The first section , " Defining Meditation, " notes the need for a(More)
Meditation can be conceptualized as a family of complex emotional and attentional regulatory training regimes developed for various ends, including the cultivation of well-being and emotional balance. Among these various practices, there are two styles that are commonly studied. One style, focused attention meditation, entails the voluntary focusing of(More)
This mind itself, bound by its knots—if one lets go, There is no doubt: it will be free. — Saraha The aim of this article is to explore an approach to " mindfulness " that lies outside of the usual Buddhist mainstream. This approach adopts a " non-dual " stance to meditation practice, and based on my limited experience and training in Mindfulness Based(More)
There has been a great increase in literature concerned with the effects of a variety of mental training regimes that generally fall within what might be called contemplative practices, and a majority of these studies have focused on mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation practices can be conceptualized as a set of attention-based, regulatory, and self-inquiry(More)
Drawing upon research in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology and education, as well as scholarship from contemplative traditions concerning the cultivation of positive development, we highlight a set of mental skills and socio-emotional dispositions that we believe are central to the aims of education in the 21(st) century. These(More)
In this paper we present a new optical networking platform called Optical Packet Switch and Transport or OPST. We present some techno-economic modelling results that show how OPST can reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a Metro Network by up to 50%, it can reduce the power consumption by up to 75%, and space requirements are reduced by up to 50%.(More)
This paper reports on the first user/application-driven multi-technology optical sub-wavelength network for intra/inter Data-Centre (DC) communications. Two DCs each with distinct sub-wavelength switching technologies, frame based synchronous TSON and packet based asynchronous OPST are interconnected by a WSON inter-DC communication. The intra/inter DC(More)
In this paper the uncertainties and the implied level of risk associated with next-generation network architectures is modelled using Monte Carlo simulation, aimed at understanding network economics evolution. A high number of network parameters - like incremental network deployment, data centre location, network architecture, service mix, traffic growth(More)