- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat discuss how laughter is good for the body and soul in In Praise of Laughing. They take lessons from a jollytologist, magazine publisher, bloopers, slapstick movies, making funny faces, and clowns.
- Edward Hays describes a centuries-old Japanese ritual called Warailo which they use to greet the new year and to celebrate birthdays. It consists of three hearty belly laughs.
- The Buddha went around bringing joy into people's lives. Pragito Dove, a spiritual teacher, has created a Laughter Meditation which has been very popular among meditation practitioners.
- Tanmaya Honervogt presents easy and accessible Reiki self-treatments to restore energy and harmonize your life. Here is one on laughing as a morning practice.
- Joan Chittister suggests that we use humor and laughter as a way of reducing the power of oppressors over us.
- Zen teacher Geri Larkin points to the friendliness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and shows how he uses the laughter in his teaching and in political negotiations.
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