Dr. Rick Hanson

Water Your Fruit Tree

posted on: November 27th, 2015

Recognizing Stillness

posted on: November 25th, 2015

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Recognizing Stillness.

More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness (in 14 languages), Buddha’s Brain (in 25 languages), Just One Thing (in 14 languages), and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has several audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.

Learn More »


For inquiries about interviewing Rick Hanson or having him present for your organization, please click here.


Find answers to a growing archive of nearly 100 questions on 20+ different topics here: FAQs.

The Foundations of Well-Being Program
Video Spotlight

Take in the Good - Rick Hanson at Chicago Ideas Week

Your Skillful Means Website

Sponsored by the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, Your Skillful Means offers a collection of methods for healing distress and dysfunction, promoting well-being and personal growth, and deepening spiritual practice.

Visit the Website »

Discover the Simple Method to More Joy and Less Stress

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

The new book by Rick Hanson, PhD

Available wherever books are sold