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 […]

If You Want to be Happy Be Grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. If you want to be happy be grateful. The Dalai Lama puts it this way: I believe that the purpose […]

A Precious Human Life

Here are two nice verses on a precious human life. The first one is from the Dalai Lama. A Precious Human Life Every day, think as you wake up: “Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am […]

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

A new trend in kindness is beginning to happen at some of the strangest places in the United States and the European Union. Random people are showing how a little kindness goes a long way. They are paying for peoples’ groceries at the checkout counter. The Dalai Lama once said, “When we feel love and […]

The Theory of Relativity According to the Dalai Lama

These words of wisdom express the theory of relativity according to the Dalai Lama. He is actually talking about what people get wrong about the present moment, but it cannot exist without the past and the future. He says, “This moment.. relatively speaking, we can call it present. But if we look at the watch, […]

Compassion and Love

Merry Christmas These words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama are about compassion and love. They are perfect words to contemplate as you open your gifts of luxury. Contemplating compassion for all beings is an important aspect of Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men and Women. When you open your presents, please be aware of […]

MBSR And Healing

This video is a Google Talk given by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2007 on MBSR and healing. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the found of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The MBSR program was begun more than thirty years […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Dear Friends: These lovely words of wisdom and photographs came to me this morning from my dear friend, Judy D. I want to share them with you because they touched me so deeply. Happy Thanksgiving 2014! “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having […]

The Dalai Lama On Science And Religion

The Dalai Lama was asked a question at his home in Dharmsala, India on March 15, 2011. He was talking with a gathering of Thai Buddhists. The question was, “As we know that you have been there working with leading scientists in the world during the last few decades, [and] they show keen interest in […]

Backstage Interviews At Wisdom 2.0

Many important teachers at Wisdom 2.0 were asked, “What is wisdom?” Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California said that it was bringing about connection. His statement was in line with The Declaration of Interdependence. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, said “Wisdom is understanding plus experience.” Daniel Siegel, co-director of the […]