by Kathie England

The Compassionate Brain – Small Steps

The Compassionate Brain is a FREE series of seven interviews conducted by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. who is the author of Buddha’s Brain.


The interviews are conducted with leading researchers in the field of neuroscience.

The first interview is with Richie Davidson, Ph.D. who is the author of The Emotional Life of the Brain. The title of his interview is How the Brain Changes the Mind. Davidson was invited by the Dali Lama in 1992 to explore the brains of contemplatives (individuals who had studied meditation for a minimum of 10,000 hours). The goal was to understand how humans develop compassion.

I invite you to watch this interview and the next six in the series. The link is:

One of the fascinating items shared in this interview is that as few as eight minutes a day of meditation created measurable changes in the brains of individuals who had received only 30 minutes of training for  two weeks.

I invite you to treat yourself to this amazing opportunity to learn about how we can develop compassionate brains!