In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it. Read More »

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Welcome to the website and blog of psychologist Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. Dr. Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Working as a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half; it is available around the world in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Read More »


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Tour: Altered Traits
12/19 Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge Insight Meditation Center United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 331 Broadway. Psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman shares the strongest scientific findings on how meditation matters for our lives. Drawing on his new book, Altered Traits: What Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Body and Brain (co-authored with neuroscientist Richard Davidson) he will detail benefits at the beginner, long-term, and “Olympic”-levels of practice. The news for insight meditators: the more you practice, the better it gets. However, more than sheer hours, we need smart practice. Your registration includes a hard-cover copy of Dan’s new book, Altered Traits and additional copies will be available for purchase and signing after his talk. Buy Tickets
12/28 New York Rubin Museum, New York United States
Time: 7:00pm. Meditation can change your mind, brain, and body. So can music. Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Altered Traits sits down with Grammy-nominated musician and Shambhala teacher David Nichtern to probe how music and meditation might each access our brains, perhaps to similar ends, and how we can use one to enhance the other. The program will be followed by a book signing.This program is co-presented with the Omega Institute. Buy Tickets More information

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