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Lions Roar : January 2018
NE COOL SEPTEMBER MORNING in 2002 a Tibetan monk arrived at the Madison, Wisconsin airport. His journey had started 7,000 miles away at a monastery atop a hill on the fringe of Kathmandu, Nepal. The trip took 18 hours in the air over three days, and crossed ten time zones. Richie Davidson had met the monk briefly at the 1995 Mind and Life meeting on destructive emotions in Dharamsala, but had forgotten what he looked like. Still, it was easy to pick him out from the crowd. He was the only shaven-headed man wearing gold-and-crimson robes in the Dane County Regional Airport. His name was Mingyur Rinpoche and he had traveled all this way to have his brain assayed while he meditated. After a night’s rest, Richie brought Mingyur to the EEG room at the Center for Inves- tigating Healthy Minds, where brain waves are measured with what looks like a surrealist art piece: a shower cap extruding a spaghetti of wires. This specially designed cap holds 256 thin wires in place, each leading to a sensor pasted to a precise location on the scalp. A tight connection between the sensor and the scalp makes all the difference between recording usable data about the brain’s electrical activity and having the electrode simply be an antenna for noise. Psychologist DANIEL GOLEMAN is the bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and a leader in the dialogue between Buddhism and science. Neuroscientist RICHARD DAVIDSON is founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he has pioneered the study of how meditation practices affect the brain. He was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine. When neuroscientists tested expert meditators, they discovered something surprising: The effect of Buddhist meditation isn’t just momentary; it can alter deep-seated traits in our brain patterns and character. DANIEL GOLEMAN and RICHARD DAVIDSON tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works. Left: Expert meditator Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is fitted with 256 thin wires to measure his brain waves while he meditates. PHOTOBYBRIANULRICH How Meditation Changes Your Brain —and Your Life O LION’S ROAR | JANUARY 2018 53