Right Livelihood

Introduction The Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha’s Noble Truths, and it is the way leading to the uprooting of the causes of suffering, and thus to increasingly stable and profound peacefulness, wisdom, virtue, and happiness.

The post Right Livelihood appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Spirit Rock

Taking some “me” time and visiting Spirit Rock for any one of their programs would be very beneficial for those seeking to grow their inner strengths.

The post Spirit Rock appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Your Wonderful Brain

Although your brain isn’t heavy – about three pounds of soft, gooshy tissue-like tapioca pudding – it has about 1.1 trillion cells altogether. It literally is the most complex object known in the universe.

The post Your Wonderful Brain appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

A Caring, Joyful Heart

As you probably know, compassion and loving kindness are central elements of Buddhism. They arise naturally in response to one of those three fundamental characteristics of existence: interdependence/not-self/emptiness.

The post A Caring, Joyful Heart appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Chris Picco Sings “Blackbird” to Son in NICU

After his wife unexpectedly and tragically passed away in her sleep, Lennon was delivered by emergency c-section at just 24 weeks. Chris decided to bring his guitar to sing Blackbird to his baby, Lennon

The post Chris Picco Sings “Blackbird” to Son in NICU appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Give No One Cause to Fear You

What puts people at ease? The Practice Give no one cause to fear you. Why We evolved to be afraid. The ancient ancestors that were casual and blithely hopeful, underestimating the risks around them – predators, loss of food, aggression from others of their kind…

The post Give No One Cause to Fear You appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Turn Toward Suffering, from Frank Ostaseski

In Western culture, we are taught that if suffering exists, something is wrong. It is a mistake. I had a boss years ago who, when something didn’t work out, demanded, “Whose fault is this? Who is to blame?” When I would explain that sometimes things…

The post Turn Toward Suffering, from Frank Ostaseski appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Interview with Dr. Randy Kamen

Dr. Randy Kamen interviews Dr. Rick Hanson for the Finding Fulfillment and Joy in Midlife online summit. Learn how you can live a rich and meaningful life despite inevitable challenges that may arise as we grow older.

The post Interview with Dr. Randy Kamen appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At Monopoly

Monopoly is a classic American game and an excellent way to spend some quality time with your family – being present with them. Using some great math skills to dominate the game would make the experience even better

The post How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At Monopoly appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]

Listen to Your Longing for Peace

  Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Listen to Your Longing for Peace.” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

The post Listen to Your Longing for Peace appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more…]