The Psychology of MeditationwithKiran Kumar Salagame

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Kiran Kumar Salagame, PhD, is former chairman of the psychology department at the University of Mysore, India. He is also vice-president of the International Transpersonal Association. He is author of The Psychology of Meditation: A Contextual Approach.

Here he describes his research to investigate whether meditators experienced detrimental effects from their practice. He found that the meditators he studied showed unique, positive characteristics very different from a population of schizophrenics with whom they were compared. He distinguishes between the use of meditation to remove anxiety, depression and illness and its traditional, original purpose of self-realization. He discusses the yoga system of chakras.

(Recorded on January 8, 2020)

Published on February 20, 2020


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