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Mindful Life

April 28-May 1, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton, Arlington VA

An annual gathering of all things mindful.

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

Mindful Life features an extraordinary group of 30+ presenters including Tara Brach, Dan Siegel, Congressman Tim Ryan, Sharon Salzberg, Dan Harris, Rhonda Magee, Tish Jennings, and Tami Simon, publisher of Sounds True.

Topics to be explored include:

  • How to bring mindfulness and compassion into organizations and schools
  • The state of the mindfulness movement and where things are heading
  • The core skills needed for conscious living and loving
  • The latest science on mindfulness and what the research says about how we can improve our wellbeing and performance.

Mindful Life features talks, roundtables, workshops, yoga and mindful movement, contemplative practice, social events, and optional daylong intensives.

Be part of the excitement as hundreds of people from around the country gather in the nation’s capital area to explore big-picture topics, learn practical tools and best

Register now!

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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.

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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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