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 [...]
THE NEW YORK TIMES The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributors By THE DALAI LAMA and ARTHUR C. BROOKS NOV. 4, 2016 In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all [...]
Barry Kerzin, personal physician for the Dalai Lama, talks about his life, training doctors to be more empathetic; Landon Lauder, McConnell Scholar, discusses his trip to China; psychology professor Nick Noles talks about his research on how children learn concepts. Listen to the radio show
Dr. Barry Kerzin was a California physician interested in Buddhism when he went to Tibet 27 years ago to train Buddhist doctors in methods of Western medical research and practice. Now an ordained Buddhist monk who serves as the Dalai Lama’s personal physician, he teaches doctors and medical students the lessons he has learned from [...]
Venerable Dr. Barry Kerzin shared his thoughts with Cathy Ziengs about the results of developing compassion. How can this affect pain, disease and our health and well-being? He also speaks about brain research and what the scientists are learning from studying long-term meditators. Dr. Kerzin is one of those special monks who have completed thousands [...]
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.
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 [...]
Buddhist monk, photographer and best-selling author Matthieu Ricard returns to HuffPost Live to discuss his latest book "Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World" and what you can do to lead a more mindful life.