Never giving up is very important. We all go through lulls, sometimes emotionally happy, other times feeling stressed out of balance – NO PROBLEM! This is the nature of samsara. Gradually with regular practice of meditation, mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom we develop an inner strength and reserve that carries us through. We also learn how [...]
Is optimism or pessimism something we are born with? Can we change it? Does it matter? This link to an article in the New York Times discusses these questions. Recent research in meditation, psychology, and neuroscience has shown that your attitude has significant effects on your health, and even the most accomplished pessimist can learn [...]
Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine -- with fewer cowboys and more pit crews. Atul Gawande · Surgeon, journalist [...]
A Baltimore elementary school replaced detention with meditation and something amazing happened. Yet another powerful example of how meditation and mindfulness practice can counter negative emotions.
Dr. Barry Kerzin's lecture at University of Washington, Tacoma
Feb. 2015 - Dr. Barry Kerzin at a seminar at the faculty of Social Sciences, focussing on future directions of social science research, at the University of Hong Kong.
Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently ?
In this lecture, Barry Kerzin, MD, presents: “Compassionate Living”. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience.
In this interview with Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin, Sangeeta Bansal talks with him about the impact of meditation on health and the interface between science and Buddhism. Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and medical doctor. He is the founder and president of Altruism in Medicine Institute, chairman of Human Values Institute, [...]
Some people view compassion as weakness or passivity, but this is a misunderstanding. Some of the strongest and most courageous people in history, the most engaged and dedicated to upholding the rights of others, have been driven by fierce compassion. People like Mother Teresa; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; Mahatma Gandhi; and His Holiness the [...]