Study of advanced Buddhist meditators suggests inducing near-death experiences can be learned
"Near-death experiences are profound psychological events that typically occur in people close to actual or perceived death. New research has examined some Buddhist meditation practitioners who can willfully induce these experiences. The study was published in Mindfulness.
“The practice of using meditation to gain a better understanding of death is longstanding, particularly in Buddhism where ancient texts exist that aim to help spiritual practitioners prepare for, or gain insight into, the process of dying,” said study author William Van Gordon ..." (read more)