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Download the slides from presentations delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's "Science of a Meaningful Life" seminars, as well as slides from past talks by GGSC Faculty Director Dacher Keltner.

Science of a Meaningful Life Seminar Presentations | Other Dacher Keltner Presentations | Education Presentations by Vicki Zakrzewski | Talks by Jeremy Adam Smith | Gratitude Summit

Science of a Meaningful Life Seminar Presentations

  • Hardwiring Happiness
    By Rick Hanson
    November 16, 2013
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Rick Hanson's presentation on the new brain science of lasting inner strength and peace.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion
    By Greater Good
    March 8, 2013
    Craneway Pavillion Conference Center, Richmond, CA
    The complete slides from the GGSC's inaugural conference.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Flow and the Quality of Life
    By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    April 27, 2012
    Ft. Mason Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's presentation on the importance of "flow" to creativity, happiness, and meaning in life.
    Download now (.zip)

  • The Science of Happiness
    By Dacher Keltner
    April 27, 2012
    Ft. Mason Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
    Dacher Keltner's presentation on how and why to cultivate happiness.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience
    By Kristin Neff
    March 23, 2012
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Kristin Neff's presentation on the science, practice, and benefits of self-compassion.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Living Life Fully: Lessons from Lee Lipsenthal
    By Christine Carter
    October 15, 2011
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Christine Carter's presentation on savoring life and living it fully, inspired by lessons she learned from Dr. Lee Lipsenthal.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Taking in the Good
    By Rick Hanson
    October 15, 2011
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Rick Hanson's presentation on how to turn fleeting positive emotions into lasting positive experiences, drawing on cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience.
    Download now (.zip)

  • The Science of a Great Relationship
    By Christine Carter
    April 29, 2011
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Christine Carter and Frederic Luskins's seminar on the keys to a lasting and satisfying relationship.
    Download now (.zip)

  • The Biology of Stress and Happiness
    By Robert M. Sapolsky
    April 8, 2011
    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
    Robert Sapolsky's presentation on the neuro-biology of human stress and happiness, delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Compassion, Reducing Stress."
    Download now (.zip)

  • Building Compassion, Reducing Stress
    By Dacher Keltner
    April 8, 2011
    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
    Dacher Keltner's presentation on the science and practice of compassion, empathy, and altruism, delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Compassion, Reducing Stress."
    Download now (.zip)

  • Seeds of Compassion, Roots of Empathy
    By Mary Gordon
    December 3, 2010
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Mary Gordon's slides from her presentation about her trailblazing program, Roots of Empathy.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Seeds of Compassion, Roots of Empathy
    By Dacher Keltner
    December 3, 2010
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Dacher Keltner's presentation on the science and practice of compassion, empathy, and altruism.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Building Compassion, Trust, and Happiness
    By Dacher Keltner
    November 5, 2010
    Town Hall, Seattle, WA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Compassion, Trust, and Happiness"
    Download now (.zip)

  • Building Gratitude
    By Robert Emmons
    October 22, 2010
    International House at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Gratitude"
    Download now (.zip)

  • Taking in the Good: Weaving Positive Experiences into Your Brain and Your Self
    By Rick Hanson
    October 22, 2010
    International House at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Gratitude."
    Download now (.zip)

  • Goodness, Evil, and Everyday Heroism
    By Dacher Keltner
    February 26, 2010
    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Goodness, Evil, and Everyday Heroism."
    Download now (.zip)

  • “The Science of a Meaningful Life: Gratitude”
    By Robert Emmons
    September 25, 2009
    International House at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Gratitude and Forgiveness."
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Why to Be Good, How to Be Happy”
    By Dacher Keltner
    September 10, 2009
    Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Why to Be Good, How to Be Happy."
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Compassion, Mindfulness, and Well-Being”
    By Dacher Keltner
    May 15, 2009
    International House at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Compassion, Mindfulness, and Well-Being."
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Building Compassion, Creating Well-Being”
    By Dacher Keltner
    February 27, 2009
    International House at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life:Building Compassion, Creating Well-Being."
    Download now (.zip)

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Other Dacher Keltner Presentations

  • Thriving Families: Insights from the Science of A Meaningful Life
    By Dacher Keltner
    November 13, 2010
    Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA
    Presentation on the keys to happy kids and compassionate families.
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Beyond Happiness: Jen Science & the Good Life”
    By Dacher Keltner
    April 30, 2009
    La Jolla, CA
    Part of Cal Discover Lecture Series.
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Seven Principles of Good Power: Machiavellian Myths and Power for the New World”
    By Dacher Keltner
    April 17, 2009
    Keynote delivered at the California Psychology Association's annual conference.
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Myths of Power”
    By Dacher Keltner
    April 2009
    APA Conference
    Download now (.zip)

  • “Happiness and Health”
    By Dacher Keltner
    October 2, 2008
    Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA
    Download now (.zip)

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Education Presentations by Vicki Zakrzewski

Slides from talks given by Vicki

  • The Science of a Meaningful Life for Education
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    August 28, 2014
    Sea Crest School, Half Moon Bay, CA
    Workshop for educators about how the science of a meaningful life (including awe, hope, mindfulness, empathy, compassion, self-­‐compassion, and gratitude) can be applied to enhance the well-being of teachers and students.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Cultivating a Meaningful Life
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    August 3, 2013
    Adventures in Homeschooling Conference, Sacramento, CA
    Workshop on the science and practices of a meaningful life (including awe, hope, mindfulness, and gratitude) for homeschooling parents to apply with themselves and their children.
    Download now (.zip)

  • The Science of a Meaningful Life
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    August 3, 2013
    Adventures in Homeschooling Conference, Sacramento, CA
    Keynote address on social-emotional learning and the science of a meaningful life (including empathy & compassion, altruism, forgiveness, and play) for homeschooling parents.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Helping Your Child Build a Happy and Meaningful Life—and Handle the Ups and Downs Along the Way
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    April 23, 2013 and May 1, 2013
    Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, CA and Edison Elementary School, Alameda, CA
    Workshop on the science of a meaningful life - including hope, self-compassion, mindfulness, and gratitude - for parents and their children.
    Download now (.zip)

  • The Science of a Meaningful Life for Students
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    March 15, 2013
    Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA
    Workshop on the science of a meaningful life - including awe, hope, self-compassion, mindfulness, and gratitude - for teachers and students.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Hope, Mindfulness, and Gratitude in Education
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    March 11, 2013
    California Association of Independent Schools, Oakland, CA
    Workshop on the practices of hope, mindfulness, and gratitude for students.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Building a Positive School Culture
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    March 11, 2013
    California Association of Independent Schools, Oakland, CA
    Tips and tools for school administrators on how to build a positive school culture.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Teacher CARE
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    March 11, 2013
    California Association of Independent Schools, Oakland, CA
    Tips and tools for teachers and administrators on how to take care of themselves and avoid burnout.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Self-Compassion and Gratitude in Education
    By Vicki Zakrzewski
    October 10, 2012
    East Bay Charter Connect Conference, Oakland, CA
    Workshop on the practices of self-compassion and gratitude for teachers and their students.
    Download now (.zip)

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Talks by Jeremy Adam Smith

Talks by GGSC Web Editor Jeremy Adam Smith

  • Hardwiring Happiness
    By Rick Hanson
    November 16, 2013
    International House, UC Berkeley
    Rick Hanson's presentation on the new brain science of lasting inner strength and peace.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Positive Thinking for Cranks and Pessimists: At Work
    By Jeremy Adam Smith
    October 16, 2012
    In a talk for the University of California, Berkeley, Tang Center, Jeremy Adam Smith explains how to manage on-the-job stress in a time of budget cuts and staff re-organizations.
    Download now (.zip)

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Gratitude Summit

On June 7, 2014, the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center brought leading gratitude researchers and advocates together on one stage to illuminate the critical role gratitude plays in our health and happiness, and explore how we can cultivate more gratitude in ourselves and those we care for. Speakers include Jack Kornfield, Robert Emmons, and Brother David Steindl-Rast—three of the world’s most inspiring thinkers about gratitude, as well as many other researchers and leaders like Teri McKeever, head coach of both the 2012 U.S. Olympic women's swimming team that won 14 medals in London and of the #1 ranked UC Berkeley women’s swimming team.

  • Greater Good Gratitude Summit: Afternoon Sessions
    By Jeremy Adam Smith
    June 7, 2014
    Richmond, California
    These slides are from the afternoon sessions of the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.
    Download now (.zip)

  • Greater Good Gratitude Summit: Morning Sessions
    By Jeremy Adam Smith
    June 7, 2014
    Richmond, California
    These slides are from the morning sessions of the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.
    Download now (.zip)

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