Many people find meditation leads in other directions than church. But the numbers turning to that and other practices to satisfy a spiritual hunger is rocketing. As mainstream churches empty and as the traditional bulwarks of community falter and fragment, there is a growing backlash against what many see as a high-pressure, materialistic lifestyle.
About the Author: Dr Ramesh Manocha
Dr Ramesh Manocha MBBS BSc (med) PhD is a GP, educator and researcher. His PhD was completed at the Royal Hospital for Women and focused on the scientific evaluation of meditation and the mental silence experience. Ramesh is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Sydney University and is also the founder and convenor of Generation Next, a national circuit of professional development seminars for education, health and welfare professionals.