Join us for an evening with two of the pioneers of the mindfulness movement in America!
Daniel Goleman as a Harvard graduate student spent two years in India where meeting highly accomplished yogis and lamas inspired him to return to the University for research on meditation as a way to reduce stress reactivity – and continue as a practitioner during his years as a New York Times journalist most widely known for his books on emotional intelligence.
Richard Davidson, Dan’s fellow graduate student at Harvard, not only did research there on meditation as a way to enhance attention, but went on to direct the Waisman neuroscience lab and the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin. There his research on meditation has included one-of-a-kind studies of Olympic level Tibetan yogis, who show unparalleled beneficial changes in their brain function – as well as being remarkably upbeat and kind.
We will discuss their new book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, Goleman and Davidson review the strongest findings to separate hype from fact. They show that the benefits of mindfulness and other kinds of meditation go beyond the temporary benefits and pleasant states mental exercise can bring to produce lasting positive traits.