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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

The Science of Happiness

| Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 2016

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

International House | December 9-10, 2016

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

The Science of Finding Flow

| Flexible

The latest 100% self-paced online course from Dr. Christine Carter.

 

Mind & Life Institute ICSC 2016

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | November 10-13, 2016

The Premier Meeting for Contemplative Studies

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

SAND 2016 Gathering in Italy

| August 2 - August 8, 2016

SAND (Science and NonDuality Conference), will return to Italy this summer from August 2nd - 8that the Castle of Titignano, near Orvieto in Umbria.

 

The Practice Writing Workshops

| August 8 - 11, 2016

The event focus on writing as a life practice that builds empathy and positive discipline.

 

The Science of Finding Flow

| Flexible

The latest 100% self-paced online course from Dr. Christine Carter.

 

The Science of Happiness

| Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 2016

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Changing the Odds Conference 2016

| October 6 - October 7, 2016

This unique and dynamic event explores how essential social emotional health habits, like mindfulness, gratitude and kindness, rewire the brain to increase compassion.

 

2016 National Forum on Character Education

Grand Hyatt | October 14 -15, 2016

Educate, Inspire, Empower: Building Productive and Caring Citizens

 
 

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Past Events

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus | June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances

 

Take 10 Minutes, Change the World: A Conversation Between Richard Davidson, Ph.D., and Lama Tsomo

The Brower Center | April 26, 2016

How meditation helps us become better, happier people, a book launch for Lama Tsomo’s Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

 

Greater Good Science Center at Cal Day 2016

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | April 16, 2016

“Positive Thinking for Cranks and Pessimists” with GGSC web editor Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work

Friday: Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Saturday: DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina | November 13-14, 2015
 

Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

International House, UC Berkeley | October 2, 2015

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

 
 

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The Science of Happiness

Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 2016


The Science of Happiness

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.


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