John Lennon swore by them. Do the drug-free mental and breathwork exercises in "Mind Games" hold up?
Since I couldn't leave, I had to find a way to change the energy there.
How David Lynch and a host of A-list celebrities are pushing Transcendental Meditation into New York City, and into the mainstream.
The Monroe Institute has been going since the 70s and claims its Hemi-Sync program can lead to "discovery of self through technology."
I would describe this experience as having peaceful dreams, and then waking up because your roommate is waterboarding you.
A Buddhist scholar tries out the brain-reading headband designed to increase mindfulness.
I let a loosely held together heap of scrap lull me into a meditative trance.
Washing your thoughts and worries away with laughter-induced gamma waves. Or something like that.
Even when we're thinking about pleasant things, new research suggests we're happier when we focus on the present. Ommmmm.
In contrast with other drone or sensory deprivation experiences, the Dream House feels very public and straightforward. Other people come and go, and sit on the other pillows that are placed around the room, like a cathedral in the middle of the week…