The Mind That Siezes and Suffers

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled The Mind That Siezes and Suffers. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group. The post The Mind That Siezes and Suffers appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]

How to Stick with Your Virtues and Good Purposes – Motivating Reflections

In this blog post I offer a few motivating reflections to help you stick to your virtues and good purposes:Reflect on the benefits to yourself of living from a virtue or purpose; do things to keep those benefits in mind (e.g., pictures of healthy people on the refrigerator, a list of reasons on a bathroom mirror for lightening up and not sweating the small stuff). Reflect on the benefits to others of living from a virtue or purpose; really try to have positive feelings about those benefits, … [Read More...]

Friday Favorite

Ira Glass Speaking on being creative and why it takes so long to reach the level you will finally achieve.The post Friday Favorite appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]

Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group. The post Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]

What is Mindful Presence?

This article is about developing the skill of mindful presence. Let’s unpack those two words, mindful presence. Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. In particular, it’s an awareness of the flow of experience in your inner world – an alert observing of your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, desires, memories, images, personality dynamics, attitudes, etc. When you are mindful of something, you are observing it, not caught up in it and not ident … [Read More...]

Secure at the Edge of Now

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Secure at the Edge of Now. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group. The post Secure at the Edge of Now appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]

Three Refuges in This Undependable World

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Three Refuges in This Undependable World. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group. The post Three Refuges in This Undependable World appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]

Cultivating Happiness

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on Cultivating Happiness. I hope you enjoy it!Ask Dr. Nandi Cultivating Happiness – 361 from Ask Dr. Nandi on Vimeo. The post Cultivating Happiness appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]

The Realm of Giving and Generosity

The specific meaning of “dana” is giving, which is related to the quality of “caga” (in Pali), or generosity. The one involves doing, while the other involves being. While this distinction is useful in its comprehensiveness, in actuality generosity and giving, being and doing, are intertwined and inextricable. Being is itself a kind of doing, as you cannot help but radiate certain qualities out into the world. And every doing – at each endlessly disappearing and regenerating instant of NOW – is a … [Read More...]

Friday Favorite

A little determination can go a long way – as you’ll see in this short video. Enjoy!The post Friday Favorite appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. … [Read More...]


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