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    August 25, 2015

    In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.

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    Here are the things Christine Carter hopes her little girl has learned before she goes out into the world.

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Greater Good Events

Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion
International House, UC Berkeley
October 2, 2015


Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.


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Book of the Week

Against happiness By Eric G. Wilson Eric G. Wilson proposes that our culture’s preoccupation with happiness has overshadowed the importance of melancholy, an emotion he believes worth preserving.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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