Here is an interesting article about the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a very progressive individual and has always been interested in the intersection between physics and spirituality. He changed my point of view many years ago when he was asked if operating on an individual was beneficial. His answer had a big impact on my thinking. He said that anything that helped an individual live longer so that they could improve their spiritual development, was beneficial.
He continues to demonstrate his open mindedness by embracing neurofeedback, a method for helping the human brain find calm and relaxation in the presence of our intense, technological culture.