A benefit of yoga and meditation practices that I think is overlooked is the development of patience. People tend to fall into a pattern of geting in a hurry about wanting to be more flexible, more mindful, etc then becoming more accepting of the progress they have and appreciating the practice for what it is. And then later becoming impatient about their progress... etc. But I think over time - at least for myself - the stage of accepting your condition as it is becomes more steadfast and the tendency to become impatient wanes.
And just as a general point, just because Einstein or HHDL said that science and Buddhism could be cool with each other, I don't see why that should make the point more valid. I think what's more important is if we agree according to our own experience.
These videos about quantum physics and all that are wayyyy over my head, so it's difficult for me to even begin to try and connect the dots (not that I really care to). It doesn't really work in my experience, so I'm not really going to make any claims. If anything, I'd personally tout the benefits of meditation.
@Music -Did you expect it to be blow-your-mind-awesome, and it turned out to be just okay? Maybe your expectations just got in the way.
Are you even interested in the activities that you did in India? If not, that could also be a reason.
Just because it might be a "dream vacation" for others doesn't mean it would be the same for you. I really want to visit India, but mainly for pilgrimage reasons so doing the things you did seem sort of boring to me too. Well that, and I live in Canada where I can do those things easily anyway...