Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing

Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing was the name of a workshop which took place last Saturday, June 11, 2016 with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Dr. Richie Davidson at Stanford University sponsored by The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Tergar, Rimpoche’s meditation community. Richie talked about how he was […]

Genes do not Necessarily Determine Behavior

In this quote from Richie Davidson, we learn that genes do not necessarily determine behavior. They are like a switch that can be turned on and off, depending on causes and conditions in our lives. “These were the first hints that our emotional and psychological fate does not lie solely within the twists of the […]

Tapping Into Your Subconscious Mind

Tapping into your subconscious mind can be one of the most creative opportunities for you to get clarity about your goals and help you to overcome obstacles. Notice, I did not say, “…help you to solve problems.” Problems have a push-pull duality imposed on them by their very nature. Obstacles give you the opportunity to […]

Subconscious Mind

Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, sent me this email: In our experience, the #1 barrier you’ll face when making positive changes is overcoming the limiting beliefs in your subconscious mind. But… this isn’t your fault! According to cutting-edge research from Dr Bruce Lipton at Stanford University Medical Center: “Most people don’t even acknowledge that their […]

Scientific Support for Meditation Practices

More scientific support for meditation practices was presented in the New York Times earlier this month. Several studies were cited in the article. The study with the most promising results (IMHO) revealed that long-term meditators “had greater gyrification — a term that describes the folding of the cerebral cortex, the outermost part of the brain.” […]

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