Meditations - Healing Meditations and Visualizations Collection of guided meditation and visualizations to bring about calmness, serenity, healing, and balance. Simple Visualization Exercises Park Bench Meditation How to Meditate: 10 Important Tips Why meditate? On one level, meditation is a tool. It can help combat stress, fosters physical health, helps with chronic pain, can make you sleep better, feel happier, be more peaceful, as well as be more present. But on a deeper level, meditation is a doorway into the unknown. It can help us get a sense of the mystery of who we are. When you start meditating, you’ll notice how unruly the mind is.
Transcendental Meditation "You know how your charger for your phone? [TM] is like if you had a charger for your whole body and mind." For more information on the Transcendental Meditation® technique, please visit: www.TM.org or call 1-888-532-7686 - 1-888-LEARN-TM Jerry Seinfeld, who has been practicing the TM technique for 40 years, and Bob Roth, a certified TM teacher, discuss the value of the Transcendental Meditation technique for people like you and me, as well as veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and underserved, inner-city students struggling with the stress of their school environments. Jerry Seinfeld: "It's difficult to explain. You know how I was describing Transcendental Meditation to somebody.
Zen Mountain Monastery To receive beginning instruction in zazen at the Monastery, come to the Sunday Morning Program or Wednesday Evening Zazen. All of our weekend retreats, including the Introduction to Zen Training Weekend, also include beginning instruction for newcomers. Zazen is the form of meditation at the very heart of Zen practice. The True Lives of Animals Explore the Disturbing World of Animal Abuse The True Lives of Animals So much of the abuse that happens to animals seems straight out of a nightmare, but it's painfully real. Take a look behind the scenes, share the truth with friends, and pledge to try a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle today! Baby seals are beaten to death and skinned for their fur in front of their moms.
Some fireflies flash in sync to woo mates U.S. scientists have shed light on the mystery of why the males of some species of firefly flash in unison and in a pattern: It's to help females identify them as suitable mates. University of Connecticut professor of physiology and neurobiology Andrew Moiseff — who is not an entomologist but admits to being fascinated by fireflies since he was a student — teamed up with Georgia Southern University biology professor Jonathan Copeland to study why some fireflies flash in sync. The results of their study, in which they flashed light-emitting diodes both in a pattern and randomly at female fireflies in a lab setting, suggest that synchronous flashing allows the female fireflies to recognize suitable mates.
Why Do Fireflies Glow? From Mother Nature Network's Chanie Kirschner: It seems kind of magical, doesn’t it? As summer draws nearer and the days grow longer, it’s only natural to start daydreaming of summer barbecues, picnics and downtime. And the glow of a firefly is a requisite symbol of the lazy, hazy days and nights of summer. Fireflies (Lightning Bugs), Firefly (Lightning Bug) Pictures, Firefly (Lightning Bug) Facts Fireflies are familiar, but few realize that these insects are actually beetles, nocturnal members of the family Lampyridae. Most fireflies are winged, which distinguishes them from other luminescent insects of the same family, commonly known as glowworms. There are about 2,000 firefly species. These insects live in a variety of warm environments, as well as in more temperate regions, and are a familiar sight on summer evenings.
National Audubon Society Follow us: More Sharing ServicesShare Share on linkedinShare on stumbleupon|Share on printfriendlyShare on email Citizen Science Copyright 2014 National Audubon Society, Inc. Master of Arts in Teaching Biology (Initial Licensure) Degree Overview The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Biology Program consists of two tracks, preparing candidates for either initial or professional teacher licensure in Biology at the Secondary level. The MAT in biology initial licensure track provides a balanced curriculum of biology and education courses to give graduates a strong background in content while improving their skills as teachers. Students learn to apply a wide range of biological knowledge including a bioethical perspective, expand their strategies for teaching science to all students, and develop critical thinking skills through experimentation and active learning in the classroom.