Interview with Prof. Paul Gilbert

Prof. Paul Gilbert interviews me at his home in Derby after my Hardwiring Happiness workshop for Compassionate Wellbeing in 2014 – http://www.compassionatewellbeing.com/. I hope you like it!

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MPR News Presents: Rick Hanson on ‘Hardwiring Happiness’

I spoke at Augsburg College in Minneapolis Oct. 16, 2014 on Hardwiring Happiness, which was recorded and broadcast on MPR. In this presentation I offer tips on how to overcome the “negativity bias” which helped ancient animals survive, but can pose obstacles to a happy life. Check it out and let me know what you

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Right Livelihood Through the Lens of the Hindrances

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Right Livelihood Through the Lens of the Hindrances. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Understanding Neuroplasticity

In this video, I explain how we can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds for the better. This video was taken at the Greater Good Science Center in UC Berkeley as part of the Science of a Meaningful Life Series.

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The Fourth Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of the Eightfold Path

These are the elements of the Eightfold Path: Right View Right Resolve Right Action Right Speech Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration Please see the article on “The Noble Eightfold Path” here – http://www.rickhanson.net/writings/articles/buddhist-wisdom/.   * * * * * Read the previous posts on the First, Second and Third Noble truths.

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Helping Yourself Speak Your Truth

Continuing the discussion on Inhibition Profiles, let’s look at some methods to help you speak your truth. Normal as they are, these inhibitions limit your autonomy, and consequently, your intimacy. Their regulation is excessive and thus unskillful. And they harm others by denying them important information about how you are feeling and what you really

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Craving and Enoughness

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Craving and Enoughness. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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The Third Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of the End of Suffering

The Third Noble Truth comes directly from the Second one: The end of suffering comes with the end of clinging. As Achaan Chah said, “If you let go a little, you’ll have a little happiness. If you let go a lot, you’ll have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely . . .

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Appreciating Your Good Intentions

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Appreciating Your Good Intentions. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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The Second Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering

The Second Noble Truth describes the principal cause of suffering. It is clinging. . . to anything at all. The bad news is that we suffer. The good news is that there is a prime cause – clinging – that we can address. There are lots of words that get at different aspects of clinging.

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