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Compassionate End-of-Life Care, a specialized 3-day contemplative skills training retreat for professional health care workers and trained volunteers offered by Rigpa’s Spiritual Care Program.  The Spiritual Care Program, an international education, care, and outreach program of Rigpa, integrates the widom practices of Buddhism, and particularly Tibetan Buddhism, and with modern systems of care. This training […]

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At the Bahia Resort: 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 With Sogyal Rinpoche Author of the highly-acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Understanding the Mind: the Key to Peace & Happiness – A Public Talk November 26 at 7pm | Admission $20, Students $10 The Secret of Meditation & How […]

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J Altern Complement Med. 2010 May;16(5):597-9. Engström M, Söderfeldt B. Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. maria.engstrom@liu.se OBJECTIVES: B.L. is a Tibetan Buddhist with many years of compassion meditation practice. During meditation B.L. uses a technique to generate a feeling of love and compassion while reciting a mantra. The aim […]

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Fredrickson, B. L., Cohn, M. A., Coffey, K. A., Pek, J., & Finkel, S. M. (2008).  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1045-1062. B. L. Fredrickson’s (1998, 2001) broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions asserts that people’s daily experiences of positive emotions compound over time to build a variety of consequential personal resources. The authors tested […]

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Hutcherson, C. A., Seppala, E. M., & Gross, J. J. (2008).  Emotion, 8, 720-724. The need for social connection is a fundamental human motive, and it is increasingly clear that feeling socially connected confers mental and physical health benefits. However, in many cultures, societal changes are leading to growing social distrust and alienation. Can feelings […]

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Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 87-98; Pace, T. W. W., Negi, L. T., Adame, D. D., Cole, S. P., Sivilli, T. I., Brown, T. D., Issa, M. J., & Raison, C.L. (2009). Meditation practices may impact physiological pathways that are modulated by stress and relevant to disease. While much attention has been paid to meditation practices that emphasize […]

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In the fall of 2005, the Dalai Lama gave the inaugural Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC. There were over 30,000 neuroscientists registered for the meeting, and it seemed as if most of them attended the talk. The Dalai Lama’s address was designed […]

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The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University has announced a conference on the Language of Mental Life scheduled for July 7-9, 2010 during which western scientists will meet with Buddhist scholars to create a lexicon for better understanding the key terms of mental life. In the past few decades, […]

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Shambhala Sun | May 2010 In 1961, following the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, Yale social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a study to find out how much pain test subjects would be willing to inflict on other people at the behest of an authority figure. He was trying to ascertain whether […]

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Science 24 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5926, pp. 458 – 459 Back in 2000, James Doty was living the high life. He drove a Ferrari to work and was in the process of buying a private island in New Zealand, a villa in Tuscany, and a penthouse apartment in San Francisco. A neurosurgeon turned […]

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