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 […]

The Dalai Lama Learns Quantum Theory

This video was recorded during the fourteenth meeting of the Mind and Life Institute. In it, the Dalai Lama learns quantum theory. In this session, noted physicist, Anton Zeilinger, who had been with the Dalai Lama at previous Mind and Life conferences, updated His Holiness on the latest research since their prior meeting nine years before. […]

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 […]

Scientific Buddhism

Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar, author, and meditation master from the UK. He is trained in both the Karma Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In this article from the Tricycle blog, he emphatically speaks out against scientific Buddhism. What is scientific Buddhism? It is the effort to radically alter Buddhist ideas to correspond to […]

Everyone Wants Happiness

One of the Dalai Lama’s favorite sayings is We want happiness. We do not want suffering. Everyone wants happiness and avoid suffering… Inner peace is the ultimate source of happiness! This is true and valid for all sentient beings. This short clip is from the movie, “Dalai Lama Renaissance.” I think the scene was shot during […]

Mindfulness Eases Inflammation And Promtes Well-Being

In previous posts, we have reported on the scientific studies from the University of Wisconsin. Many of these studies were performed under the guidance of Dr. Richie Davidson. He is the director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging & Behavior, and Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University. His research focuses on affective […]

Compassion Meditation Research

Compassion meditation research is progressing today at a phenomenal rate. One of the leading researchers in this field is Dr. Richie Davidson, founder of the discipline of affective neuroscience. His involvement with the Dalai Lama and the Mind and Life Institute provide inspiration for fulfilling his life purpose. I am totally excited that Dr. Davidson is coming to Stanford! […]

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 […]

The Dalai Lama Wins the Templeton Prize and Gives It Away!

Sir John Templeton founded the Templeton Prize forty years ago to honor “entrepreneurs of the spirit”. The prize is worth about $1.7 million and is the largest prize given to an individual. This year, the Dalai Lama wins the Templeton Prize and gives it away! He received the prize for progress in religion. $200,000 of […]

Science Investigates Meditation Practices

Many people now know that science investigates meditation practices. The Dalai Lama has worked closely with Dr. Richie Davidson of the University of Wisconsin in convincing long time meditation practitioners and Tibetan monks to participate in Dr. Davidson’s research. Some monks have even left their caves to help the scientific investigations. This work has been […]