"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Daniel Goleman

Psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. As a science reporter for the New York Times, Goleman was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and received the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for his media writing.
Well-known for his work in leadership and education, Dr. Goleman is also a distinguished voice in the field of meditation. A meditator since his college days, Goleman has spent two years in South Asia, first as a Harvard Predoctoral Traveling Fellow and then again on a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Dr. Goleman's first book, The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditative Experience , was written on the basis of that research, offering an overview of various meditation paths.
Goleman has moderated several Mind and Life dialogues between the Dalai Lama and scientists, ranging from topics such as Emotions and Health to Environment, Ethics and Interdependence. In his recent book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World, Dr. Goleman combines the Dalai Lama's key teachings, empirical evidence, and true accounts of people putting his lessons into practice, offering readers practical applications for making the world a better place.
Goleman's newest book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body, is co-written with Richard Davidson and will be released September 5, 2017. Here, Goleman and Davidson explore meditation and mindfulness as more than a quick fix or a modern day fad. Through cutting edge research, the two authors reveal how human beings can employ meditation in order to achieve real, positive, and lasting mental and behavioral change.

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