Fred Luskin: Forgiveness Requires Gratitude
Fred Luskin explains why gratitude and compassion help people look beyond themselves to enable forgiveness.
Watch the full series on Forgiveness from The Greater Good Science Center by Fred Luskin. In these videos, the director of the trailblazing Stanford University Forgiveness Projects shares what he has learned from two decades of helping people let go of their grudges.
Jack Kornfield on "Inner Strength and Kindness: Practices for a Wise Life"
A part of Stanford’s “Contemplation by Design” week, Jack Kornfield spoke in Stanford Memorial Church on November 10, 2015 about how a wise education includes the heart as well as the mind. It was an evening of stories, trainings and practices intended to foster emotional balance, increase focus, promote well-being and reduce stress.
Watch the full series on Gratitude from The Greater Good Science Center by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., a world-renowned psychologist, author, and teacher. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, and is a founder of both the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. His books, including The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies.
The price of invulnerability: Brené Brown at TEDxKC
TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnerability has a price. When we knowingly or unknowingly numb ourselves to what we sense threatens us, we sacrifice an essential tool for navigating uncertain times — joy. This talk will explore how and why fear and collective scarcity has profoundly dangerous consequences on how we live, love, parent, work and engage in relationships — and how simple acts can restore our sense of purpose and meaning.
Speaker: Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past 10 years studying courage, shame and authenticity. She is the Behavioral Health Scholar-in-Residence at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs and has written several books on her research.