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updated: 1/19/2013 7:13 PM

Marines study Buddhist-based mind training

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  • Marine Lance Corporal Carlos Lazano talks about a special training he underwent in which Marines were taught methods to "quiet the mind" and to reach an inner calm as a means to battle stress.

      Marine Lance Corporal Carlos Lazano talks about a special training he underwent in which Marines were taught methods to "quiet the mind" and to reach an inner calm as a means to battle stress.
    Associated Press

  • Associated Press/2011 Dr. Elizabeth Stanley instructs a class of U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

      Associated Press/2011 Dr. Elizabeth Stanley instructs a class of U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 
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"some people might say these are eastern-based religious practices but this goes way beyond that," said jeffery bearor, the executive deputy of the marine corps training and education command at its headquarters in quantico, va.. "this is not tied to any religious practice. this is about mental preparation to better handle stress."

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