Welwood was a pioneer in the field of East–West psychology and coined the term “spiritual bypassing.”
Meditation wasn’t designed to heal psychological wounds, explains Debra Flics. She cautions not to see it as a replacement for psychotherapy.
While people have believed for thousands of years that meditation works, the search for scientific proof is just beginning. The team at Greater Good Science Center assesses the current state of the evidence — what we do, don’t, and might know.
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works.
In a new paper, researchers have proposed a scale for measuring the Buddhist virtues of loving-kindness and compassion.
The Difficult Person exercise provides a tool for us to focus on one particular person with whom we are having a hard time.
Brain-science writer Daniel Goleman describes how we are hard-wired from kindness—and why that impulse is sometimes short-circuited.
Buddhist researchers from the University of Hong Kong have published findings that suggest religious chanting can reduce stress.
Andrea Miller interviews psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton, who studies the worst in human nature to help us bring out the best.
In moments of shock we might find that we are suddenly free of our habitual ways of perceiving. These are moments when we might readily tap into our inherent goodness.