Richie Davidson’s Lecture At Stanford

Dr. Richie Davidson’s lecture at Stanford was on October 2, 2012). He is the founder of the new field of affective neuroscience and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also one of the most beloved scientists of the Dalai Lama, having participated in many of […]

5 Reasons Why Mindfulness Will Change The World

This article, which first appeared on the Huffington Post, mentions 5 reasons why mindfulness will change the world in the 2014. It appeared on January 2 as Why 2014 Will Be The Year Of Mindful Living, and this is the first time I have had to review it. Before I go into the 5 reasons […]

The Business Of Mindfulness

The business of mindfulness is discussed nicely in a recent article in The Economist by Schumpeter. The article is being brilliantly discussed by fellow OI1 members on the OI discussion board. According to the tag line of the article, capitalism is looking for inspiration from Eastern mysticism. For example, Google offers courses “search inside yourself,” […]

What Goes On In Your Brain When You Meditate

This video, which is part of The Science of Consciousness, Dr. Richie Davidson answers the question, “What goes on in your brain when you meditate?” Richie Davidson is a professor of psychology and psychiatry, and director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He also was one of the presenters […]

Thich Nhat Hanh at Google

In September, 2011, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh made an unprecedented visit to Google, along with his monks and nuns. Thich Nhat Hanh at Google is a rare event and he conducted a half day of mindfulness. In 2013, he led a whole day of mindfulness. Chade-Meng Tan is Google’s “jolly good fellow!” Here is […]

The Neuroscience Of Meditation

My dharma brother, Paul Tingen, recently published an article on the Mindfulness Bell website. The title of the article is “Using Mindfulness to Rewire the Brain: How the Insights of Neuroscience Can Aid Our Practice.” It explains Paul’s view on the neuroscience of meditation. By dharma brother, I mean that both Paul and I are members of the […]

Compassion Research Has Gone Mainstream

CCARE –The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University was founded in 2005 by Dr. James Doty. This organization demonstrates that compassion research has gone mainstream.The premise of CCARE is that compassion and altruism are innate qualities that all people (and animals – see photo!) share. Their research is totally endorsed […]

Richie Davidson Is Coming To Stanford

Dr. Richie Davidson is one of the most successful and brilliant researchers in the field of neuroscience of meditation. He is especially interested in how meditation affects our brains. He has spent much time with the Dalai Lama discussing his research and taking the Dalai Lama’s ideas for research into practice. He has been a featured […]