News & Events



Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth

February 27 - March 1, 2015
Catamaran Hotel
San Diego, CA

This conference seeks to connect people across disciplines—from the classroom, to the laboratory, the therapy room and the living room—all in support of the growth, study and dissemination of mindfulness for the next generation.

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is a co-sponsor of this event.

Save the date for 2015’s Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference.

We are constantly reminded that we live in a different world these days, and the challenges facing our children are daunting: bullying,
obesity, technology, in addition to more longstanding problems like poverty and racial/ethnic discrimination. Fortunately, we also live in
an age of unprecedented research and demonstrated effectiveness for mindfulness and compassion to support children and adults in
meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

Participants will:

  • Learn mindfulness skills, practices, and programs that you can share with youth in nearly any setting.
  • Hear from experts already bringing mindfulness to youth in schools, clinics, neighborhoods, and hospitals.
  • Connect with like-minded educators, clinicians, and researchers to build resources and networks of support.
  • Get up to on the latest research findings and projects, and find out how you can contribute.
  • Attend optional workshops focused on practical skills and curricula, as well as breakout sessions dedicated to key issues and topics.
  • Brainstorm ways to bring mindfulness to bear on the challenges of your community or population.

Register now!

Tracker Pixel for Entry
blog comments powered by Disqus



Greater Good Events

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


Book of the Week

Roots of Empathy By Mary Gordon Mary Gordon explains how best to nurture empathy and social emotional literacy in all children—and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying.

Is she flirting with you? Take the quiz and find out.
"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

thnx advertisement