The Heart Of Forgiveness

While we are on the subject of forgiveness, I’d like to present what the prominent teacher, Jack Kornfield has to say about the ancient heart of forgiveness. The talk was give at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. The center is run by Dacher Keltner, who was one of the […]

Meditation Increases Compassion

A recent study reported in New York Times on The Morality of Meditation showed that meditation increases compassion. The study was done by Professor David DeSteno at Northeastern University with 39 volunteers divided into two groups. 20 were trained in mindfulness meditation and 19 other were put on a waiting list. Dr. DeSteno reported, After […]

The Compassionate Instinct

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 […]

Rejoice In What We Do Have

Dr. Rick Hanson authors a weekly newsletter which I subscribe to called Just One Thing. His posting this week is titled, “Feed the Mouse.” If you got cheese, feed the mouse! Dr. Hanson was the host for the Sounds True series, The Compassionate Brain and the author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and […]

Tara Brach Is Coming To The Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Tara Brach is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. She was one of the featured presenters in the Sounds True production of The Compassionate Brain, hosted by Dr. Rick […]

What Goes On In Your Brain When You Meditate

This video, which is part of The Science of Consciousness, Dr. Richie Davidson answers the question, “What goes on in your brain when you meditate?” Richie Davidson is a professor of psychology and psychiatry, and director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He also was one of the presenters […]

The Mistress Of Self-Compassion

Dr. Kristen Neff is the master of self-compassion. She even wrote the book about it: Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. I first heard about Kristin Neff on the Sounds True production of The Compassionate Brain hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson. She has been called the mistress of self-compassion! When talking about self-compassion on […]

The Master Of Self Compassion

The master of self compassion is Dr. Kristin Neff. She is an innovator in the field of research in self compassion. Dr. Neff is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture in the Educational Psychology Department of the University of Texas at Austin. Kristin is also one of the contributors to the Sounds True series […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn Speaks To The Greater Good

The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley was founded by research psychologists Dacher Keltner, Phil and Carolyn Cowan, and Steve Hinshaw. Dacher Keltner was a featured presenter in the Sounds True series, The Compassionate Brain. In his interview with series founder and presenter, Dr.Rick Hanson, Dr. Keltner spoke a lot about his […]

Yoga For Pain Relief

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a yoga teacher as well as being a health scientist and lecturer at the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). She was also a major contributor to the Sounds True production of The Compassionate Brain hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson. Her book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You […]