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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stop Cancer In Its Tracks

I am proud to finally announce the publication of Stop Cancer in Its Tracks: Healthy Cells Grow All By Themselves. “Finally” refers to the fact that I worked on this book every day for many months in 1997, when I was living with bladder cancer. When it looked like I was going to be in remission, […]

Congressman Tim Ryan On CBS News

In a previous post, Mindfulness Meditation Practices in Politics, we reported on how Congressman Tim Ryan employs daily mindfulness meditation practices. Congressman Ryan is the United States Representative from Ohio. He is also the author of a now famous book, A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the […]

“Intentional Development of Emotional Intelligence” – Lama Surya Das

These Weekly Words of Wisdom from Lama Surya Das are his own words. “What we need is not only better gun control but self-control, including the intentional development of emotional intelligence, mindful anger management, attention training and reactivity reconditioning. These virtues and character traits are eminently trainable and learnable, and the tools and techniques enabling […]

Meditation Is Good For Your Brain

Pedro Gargantilla Madera published an article on suite101.net with the title, “La meditación es buena para el cerebro.” The photo is from that site. The article was sent to me by my daughter, Jessica, who lives and works in Quito, Ecuador. I find the article to be quite interesting and related to other posts on […]

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