Richie Davidson’s Mind Bottles

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At Richie Davidson’s CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) lecture at Stanford University on October 2, he presented a video clip showing a little boy who had a severe fear and phobia of being in or riding in an elevator. I have been unable to locate the clip that he presented, but […]

Kelly McGonigal On The Science Of WillPower

Kelly McGonigal

Dr. Kelly McGonigal  is a health scientist at Stanford University and author. Her book is called, “The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.” I recently listened to an interview she did with Dr. Rick Hanson. The interview took place online in collaboration with Sounds […]

The Dalai Lama Learns Quantum Theory

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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. […]

5 Reasons Why Mindfulness Will Change The World

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This article, which first appeared on the Huffington Post, mentions 5 reasons why mindfulness will change the world in the 2014. It appeared on January 2 as Why 2014 Will Be The Year Of Mindful Living, and this is the first time I have had to review it. Before I go into the 5 reasons […]

9 Ways To Stop Worrying

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Now that the holidays are over and many people are back to their normal lives, it may be difficult to keep the spirit of the holidays high. Negative emotions like fear, worry, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger may begin to emerge once more. Even worse, the holidays may have brought little or no relief from […]

Search Inside Yourself

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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 […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks On Life “Just As It Is”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the  Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. He is famous for creating the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program which is now all over the world. This program teaches people from all walks of life and all religious beliefs a […]

Is Your Teacher Stressed Out?

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Is your teacher stressed out? A new study shows that mindfulness meditation training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout. The study was done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Lisa Flock in the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. CIHM and the Waisman Center are run by Dr. Richie Davidson […]

The Compassionate Instinct

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The compassionate instinct is a term coined by the University of California, Berkeley professor of psychology, Dacher Keltner. He was one of the contributors to the Sounds True series on The Compassionate Brain hosted by Rick Hanson. His topic was The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme. According to Compassion: Our First Instinct, an […]

Matthieu Ricard On Happiness

Matthieu Ricard on Happiness

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, photographer and a man of science. He got his Ph. D. in molecular genetics from the Pasteur Institute, and left science behind to practice meditation. He is also well known as the Dalai Lama’s translator for the French language. He has presented scientific and Buddhist thought at the […]