New NCCIH Analysis of Meditation Styles

Below is a new analysis of meditation effects from the NCCIH based upon a large 2012 survey. Meditators and Non-meditators Differ on Demographic Factors, Health Behaviors, Health Status, and Health Care Access, New Analysis Shows  A new analysis shows that meditators differed from nonmeditators on key factors, such as demographics, health behaviors, health status, and... Continue Reading →

Watch the Power and Care conference Talks

Watch the Mind and Life Power and Care Conference taking place in Brussels. http://livestream.com/accounts/5587887/events/6186028 The schedule of talks (Brussels Timezone) for Saturday and Sunday is: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2016 Session 3: Perspectives from spiritual and religious traditions Time: 9:30-11:30am Religious and spiritual institutions are influential forces that promote peace and compassion and are concerned with the... Continue Reading →

Simple Way to Break a Habit

Way to go Judson Brewer, MD, PhD! Jud is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Here he shares groundbreaking research on the possible mechanisms of action cultivated through mindfulness practice that help quell cravings of all kinds in his... Continue Reading →

Talks from the Buddhism and Modernity Symposium

On June 7, 2015, a select group of presenters from the Mindfulness and Compassion Conference at SFSU convened at the Mangalam Research Center in Berkeley to discuss Buddhism and Modernity. I chose to speak on Transcendent wisdom and psychotherapy. Below are videos of all three panels. Panel 2: The role for the transcendent dimensions of Buddhist practice and teachings... Continue Reading →

Richard Davidson and Thomas Insel discuss the brain, mental health & mindfulness

Listen to an edited version of Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and Professor Richard Davidson discussing neuronal changes from the use of mindfulness interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression. This panel took place at DAVOS 2015 and the recording was created by Mike Hanley, the Director of Communications,... Continue Reading →

APA PsycCRITIQUES Raves about “Effortless Mindfulness”

This is a well-thought out, deeply considered book review focused on the role of Buddhist psychology in contemporary Western psychotherapeutic practice. The authors have fully 'groked' my purpose and intention for producing a textbook for clinicians that gives them the tools to facilitate fearless inquiry into human suffering and effect direct recognition of the mind's... Continue Reading →

A truly unusual, extraordinary conference experience

I had the great honor of presenting at this year’s Ahimsa Conference at CalPoly Pomona. Presenters from a wide range of disciplines—design, ecology studies, social reform, philosophy, integrative clinical applications and early education—shared insights and expertise. While it is true that the title was Compassion, Caring and Mindfulness every presentation was replete with a depth... Continue Reading →

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