Forgiveness Training with Jack Kornfield

Happy New Year! Since this is the last day of the year, it is a great time to think about forgiveness so we can enter the new year with joy and happiness. The subject of this video is a forgiveness training with Jack Kornfield. It was presented at the Greater Good Science Center in Berkeley, […]

Kelly McGonigal On The Science Of WillPower

Dr. Kelly McGonigal  is a health scientist at Stanford University and author. Her book is called, “The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.” I recently listened to an interview she did with Dr. Rick Hanson. The interview took place online in collaboration with Sounds […]

The Heart Of Forgiveness

While we are on the subject of forgiveness, I’d like to present what the prominent teacher, Jack Kornfield has to say about the ancient heart of forgiveness. The talk was give at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. The center is run by Dacher Keltner, who was one of the […]

The Compassionate Instinct

The compassionate instinct is a term coined by the University of California, Berkeley professor of psychology, Dacher Keltner. He was one of the contributors to the Sounds True series on The Compassionate Brain hosted by Rick Hanson. His topic was The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme. According to Compassion: Our First Instinct, an […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn Speaks To The Greater Good

The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley was founded by research psychologists Dacher Keltner, Phil and Carolyn Cowan, and Steve Hinshaw. Dacher Keltner was a featured presenter in the Sounds True series, The Compassionate Brain. In his interview with series founder and presenter, Dr.Rick Hanson, Dr. Keltner spoke a lot about his […]

The Neuroscience Of Compassion

The Compassionate Brain is an eight part mini-series on the neuroscience of compassion. The series is presented by Dr. Rick Hanson in collaboration with Sounds True. It features many of the seminal thinkers in the research on the compassionate brain. Originally scheduled for seven sessions, Dr. Hanson has added another one tonight to discuss the […]

Mindfulness and Neuroscience

In a recent post titled The Neuroscience Of Meditation, I commented on an article that my dharma brother, Paul Tingen wrote on the Mindfulness Bell website. Paul’s article was called, “Using Mindfulness to Rewire the Brain.” I responded to Paul though the OI (Order of Interbeing) Yahoo group the same day that it appeared in my inbox. […]