Parallels of long-term meditation and psilocybin use | Roland Griffiths

Parent Episode: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

Long-term meditation is a practice in which a person trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy, or develop a desired mental state. It can range from 20 minutes to an indefinite amount of time and is associated with increased gray matter density in the brain stem. Current research suggests that long-term meditation offers a path for exploring the nature of the mind and stabilizing the nature of awareness. Psilocybin use offers similar, albeit limited, effects on the brain. In this clip, Dr. Roland Griffiths describes the current state of research on long-term meditation and the role psilocybin plays in that research.

Member support keeps us strong.

If you enjoy the fruits of foundmyfitness, you can participate in helping us to keep improving it. Creating a pay-what-you-can subscription does just that! Plus, we throw in occasional member perks and, more importantly, churn out the best possible content without concerning ourselves with the wishes of any dark overlords.

Our website is 100% supported by people like you through this pay-what-you-can mechanism.

Monthly Support

  • Fundamentals

    $15 / month
  • Loyal Fan

    $25 / month
  • Super Fan

    $50 / month
  • Power Supporter

    $125 / month
  • Heroic Supporter

    $250 / month

One-time Support

You can also become a one-time supporter with a single donation in any amount.