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Session Highlights: • An in-depth conversation with Dr. Daniel Siegel, executive director of the Mindsight Institute and author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation • The link between empathy for yourself and empathy for others • Compassion in family life • Compassion in clinical practice...

Session Highlights: • An in-depth conversation with Dr. Richie Davidson, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin and co-editor of The Asymmetrical Brain • How your thoughts and feelings change your brain’s structure • Studies on compassion in...

Love is like air. It may be hard to see - but it's in you and all around you....

What do you want? The Practice: Hold wants lightly. Why? Getting caught up in wanting - wanting both to get what's pleasant and to avoid what's unpleasant - is a major source of suffering and harm for oneself and others. First, a lot of what we want to get...

What could you offer? The Practice: Make the offering. Why? One of the strangest and most meaningful experiences of my life occurred when I going through Rolfing (ten brilliant sessions of deep-tissue bodywork) in my early 20's. The fifth session works on the stomach area, and I was...

Each year, Spirit Rock Meditation Center holds a moving and heartfelt event to express deep appreciation for the generous donors and volunteers that support SRMC. Rick Hanson, PhD presented for the 2010 event, giving an inspiring talk exploring the dimensions and benefits of both gratitude...

Rick Hanson presents on the Science of Mindfulness at Awakening Joy in February, 2008. Awakening Joy is an engaging and highly regarded Internet course, with an add-on option to attend onsite recording sessions in Berkeley, California. The fun and nourishing material gradually, but deeply, impacts...

Part II of a talk and guided mediation given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in March, 2011. Your brain evolved a negativity bias that makes it like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. Therefore, a foundation for happiness is to deliberately weave positive...

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