Will Pye – Blessed with a Brain Tumor

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

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Changing the Machinery of Upset

Let’s consider ways to cultivate more peace of mind – and even its consummation in profound equanimity – by working with the eight gears of the machine of suffering that we explored in this earlier post. (There are other methods, too, that are more specifically Buddhist, and you might like to explore the Access to

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The Impact of Experiences

Children express what they feel and what they want through their actions, emotions, signals, and, by their second birthday, words. Then people respond, including their parents, teachers, and other children; responses can be active or passive, verbal or nonverbal, positive or negative. These interactive episodes are usually brief, so there are a lot of them

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Friday Favorite

This video needs no explanation – just a few minutes to listen. Enjoy!

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Thou All Others

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

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Realizing You Don’t Need to Feel Frightened, Frustrated, or Hurt

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Realizing You Don’t Need to Feel Frightened, Frustrated, or Hurt. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Let It Go

When is it “time to fold ‘em?” The Practice Let it go. Why? Most people, me included, are holding onto at least one thing way past its expiration date. It could be a belief, perhaps that your hair is falling out and you are ugly and unlovable as a result, that you can’t say what

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Being at Peace with the Pain of Others

Can you stay open to the pain of others? The Practice: Being at peace with the pain of others. Why? Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other people. (And about those of cats and dogs and other

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An Openhearted Peace with the Pain of Others

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

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Emotional Hijacking

In light of the machinery of survival-based, emotional reactivity, let’s look more narrowly at what Daniel Goleman has called “emotional hijacking.” The emotional circuits of your brain – which are relatively primitive from an evolutionary standpoint, originally developed when dinosaurs ruled the earth – exert great influence over the more modern layers of the brain

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