Jean Houston used to talk about 'ancient future technologies,' which I sensed as the rediscovery of ancient practices that suddenly appear as cutting edge. Science is proving the incredible effectiveness of meditation on the brain.
MANY OF BUDDHISM’S CORE TENETS SIGNIFICANTLY OVERLAP WITH FINDINGS FROM MODERN NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE. SO HOW DID BUDDHISM COME CLOSE TO GETTING THE BRAIN RIGHT?
More here. Very interesting read.