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NEVER GIVE UP!

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 [...]

August 18th, 2017|Teachings|Comments Off on NEVER GIVE UP!

TURNING A MINUS TO A PLUS

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 [...]

August 10th, 2017|Empathy & Kindness, Meditation & Health, Publications|Comments Off on TURNING A MINUS TO A PLUS

HOW DO WE HEAL MEDICINE? (VIDEO)

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 [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized, Videos|Comments Off on HOW DO WE HEAL MEDICINE? (VIDEO)

MEDITATION BEATS DETENTION

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.

November 2nd, 2016|Meditation & Health, Videos|Comments Off on MEDITATION BEATS DETENTION

MAINTAINING BALANCE AMIDST CHAOS

Dr. Barry Kerzin's lecture at University of Washington, Tacoma

October 28th, 2016|Videos|Comments Off on MAINTAINING BALANCE AMIDST CHAOS

SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR @ HKU – 2015

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.

June 7th, 2016|Events, Teachings|0 Comments

EMPATHY: THE HUMAN CONNECTION TO PATIENT CARE

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 ?

June 7th, 2016|Empathy & Kindness, Videos|0 Comments

COMPASSION LECTURE AT STANFORD MEDICAL SCHOOL

In this lecture, Barry Kerzin, MD, presents: “Compassionate Living”. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience.

June 7th, 2016|Empathy & Kindness, Teachings, Videos|0 Comments

TALK ON SCIENCE, MEDITATION AND HEALTH

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, [...]

April 5th, 2016|Meditation & Health, Videos|0 Comments

FIERCE COMPASSION & THE FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE

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 [...]

April 5th, 2016|Empathy & Kindness, Teachings|0 Comments