Your Brain at Work

Your Brain at Work is the title of David Rock’s book that presents strategies to overcome distractions, regain focus, and be smarter all day long. One of the most successful strategies is the reappraisal of anything external that causes distress. Like the Buddha‘s teaching of the The Second Arrow, the pain caused by the distress […]

The Upside of Stress

Kelly McGonigal gave a talk on How to Turn Stress into an Advantage from her new book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It. The talk took place at the 2015 99U conference at Lincoln Center in New York City. In Kelly’s research, she learned […]

Meditation Changes Your Brain

Harvard neuroscientist, Sara Lazar, reveals how meditation changes your brain. In a report by the Washington Post, Brigid Schulte interviewed Sara Lazar and asked her a bunch of questions. The first question was, “Why did you start looking at meditation and mindfulness and the brain?” Sara replied the she tried yoga because of a running […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is There A Quickest Path To Enlightenment?

When Shinzen Young is asked, “Is there a quickest path to enlightenment?” he says, “Perhaps, but I don’t think it’s currently known by humanity. In our current stage of spiritual science, different approaches seem to work for different people. That’s why I like to give you folks a wide range of contrasting techniques to choose […]

The Brain Is Not The Mind

In the modern field of neuroscience, there are two extreme positions that ignore the simple fact that the brain is not the mind. According to David Brooks, an accomplished New York Times columnist, these two extremes are: At the lowbrow level, there are the conference circuit neuro-mappers. These are people who take pretty brain-scan images […]