The film Mystical Brain reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate.
Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research, which proposes that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could to contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, treat depression and speed up the healing process when combined with conventional medicine. In French with English subtitles.
In this short excerpt from the film, below, Matthieu Ricard talks about his approach to meditation while preparing for a study of his brain activity.
View the entire film on the Mystical Brain site.
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