Meditation Can Change Your Brain

In this video, Dr. Richie Davidson tells us how meditation can change your brain. His the primary investigator and professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin laboratory for Affective Neuroscience. His work is well-known in scientific and meditation circles. He was one of the first investigators to scientifically study Tibetan monks in […]

7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing

The 7 principles of Mindfulness in Healing are pervasive throughout the book, Stop Cancer in its Tracks: Your Path to Mindfulness in Healing Yourself, if only implicitly. They have been part of my life since I began studying and practicing meditation and learning about natural healing. They probably date back to the time before my […]

Quiet Time In Schools

There has been a lot of talk about quiet time in schools lately. Daniel Goleman, in his book, Focus, reports on activities in New Zealand, New Haven, Connecticut, Youngstown, Ohio, Anchorage, Alaska,  Singapore, and many other places. The one thing that these activities have in common is setting aside quiet time for kids and teachers […]

Focus On One Thing At A Time

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence is the new book by Daniel Goleman. He was recently interviewed by Joan Duncan Oliver in an article in Tricycle Magazine titled, Focus: The Power of Paying Attention. Unless you are a Tricycle.com member, you won’t be able to read the whole article. What caught the focus of my […]

Search Inside Yourself

Search Inside Yourself is a popular course at Google and it is also a book describing the course. It was written by Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow,” Chad-Meng Tan, usually called Meng. Meng is associated with The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and The course and the book take the ideas of […]

Secular Mindfulness

In the recent article, Google Likes Thich Nhat Hanh, we saw that mindfulness has made a lasting impression on certain types of business such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the like. The companies are offering classes in mindfulness in hopes of increasing the productivity of their workers. We call this secular mindfulness, because it leaves […]

The Perfection of Patience

Patience is one of the six paramitas of Buddha’s teachings. Paramita is a Sanskrit word meaning “to cross over to the other shore.” It also connotates the idea of perfection, perfect realization, or surpassing limitations as well as completeness. Hence, the practice of the perfection of patience is encouraged by Buddhist teachers. The complete list […]

Daniel Goleman On Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman was the moderator for the 2000 Mind and Life Conference on destructive emotions. He is the author of two seminal books on emotional and social intelligence, Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. These books have had an amazing […]

An American Hamburger With Indian Ketchup

I just saw the documentary film, One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das. There was a line in the movie that was so funny I had to use it as the title of this blog post. Someone in Denmark said of him, “He’s just and American hamburger with Indian ketchup!” This caught my attention […]

Change Your Mind Change Your World Conference

The Change Your Mind Change Your World Conference is to be held on May 15 at the Overture Center for the Arts, Overture Hall in Madison, Wisconsin. The event is being co-hosted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center and the Global Health Institute, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Waisman Center […]