Live Welcome to Day 3: Cultivating Emotional Well-Being

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Richard Davidson, PhD

Live Welcome to Day 3: Cultivating Emotional Well-Being

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About Richard Davidson, PhD

Richie Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 465 articles, numerous chapters and reviews, and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain, published in 2012, and co-author with Daniel Goleman Altered Traits, published in 2017. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017 and appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in 2018.

To learn more about Dr. Davidson's work you can visit Center for Healthy Minds.

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  1. Yulia Ermo May 6, 2021 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Hello from Moscow, Russia! Thank you so much for this precious opportunity!

    • Marina May 6, 2021 at 4:58 am - Reply

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    Krystin from Bretagne ( France)

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    Hi from İstanbul, Turkey. I have been following mind & life institude since 2018, and I had the opportunity meet with you and your work. I have been practicing Healy minds app and it is really a great tool for me to understand and train my mind. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. Daniel May 6, 2021 at 4:48 am - Reply

    From Argentina thanks for this opportunnitty to the planet to become a better place for all of US. Love

  9. Kristien May 6, 2021 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Hello from Brussels!

  10. Natalia Bojanic May 6, 2021 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for candidly sharing these lovely stories with us and also for reminding us that wellbeing is not a luxury, but a necessity.

  11. Lisa May 6, 2021 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Hi from Berlin…

  12. Beatriz May 6, 2021 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Hi from Brazil! 🙂

  13. Marie May 6, 2021 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Hi from Argentina!

  14. Asha May 6, 2021 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Hi! i am from India.
    Feel grateful to be able to hear all the insights from all of you great people.
    Thank You!!

  15. WMW May 6, 2021 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Hi I’m from Malaysia. A big sadhu to all the organisers for this wonderful event.

  16. Magalí Diana Gimenez May 6, 2021 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Thank you very much.
    Do you think that attachment to difficult emotions is cultural? That we attach to sadness with a sense of responsibility?

  17. Ana May 6, 2021 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Hello from Madrid! Im enjoying the summit a lot! THANK YOU!!!!

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    Hello from Firenze, Italy

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    Thank you very much. from Amsterdam

  20. Maria Teresa May 6, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Hello from Lima, Peru, thanks for this opportunnitty to become a better persons.

  21. Ali Enver Abiral May 6, 2021 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Thank you for this great organisation and opportunity,
    kind regards from Vienna

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    Hello from Zurich, Switzerland. I have been inspired by this summit. Thank you so much.

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  24. lemarchand May 6, 2021 at 10:04 am - Reply

    From Draveil France. thank’s you’re all wonderfull

  25. Mario Martinez May 6, 2021 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Mario Martinez very happy to have this opportunity, from Ensenada, Baja California, México

  26. Gary Lange May 6, 2021 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Thanks for the conference. As a presenter and attendee, I prefer giving the expert 30-40 minutes to prepare and give a presentation. While questions can be helpful, they also can go way off topic. Great info!

  27. Kathleen Fink May 6, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Kathleen from the Boston, MA area. Feeling content and curious.

  28. Mercedes May 6, 2021 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Hello from Argentina! I feel very grateful for shearing this space with such a wonderful group of people. Thanks for the Summit. Un abrazo!

  29. January May 6, 2021 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Hello from Baton Rouge, LA. I am feeling well after a nice outdoor run.

  30. Birgit May 6, 2021 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Thank you so much. I loved to hear these personnel stories about His Holiness the Dalai Lama and you‘re such a good speaker, Richard Davidson, very motivating.

  31. Pollyanna May 6, 2021 at 11:43 am - Reply

    feeling grounded, relaxed and open

  32. Ingrid Otepka May 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Hello, I’m living in Vienna, Austria
    Thank you so much for this generous offer
    feeling relaxed, curious, carried, and thankful

  33. Biserka May 6, 2021 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Hello, from France, Paris. My gratitude for sharing so generously this Summit! Thank you very much. Best regards.

  34. lillian strauss May 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm - Reply


    feeling grateful from the Yukon Territories in Canada. We have a Tergar community which has gone on zoom. I am grateful for this group and the method that Rinpoche has used to make a vast study of contemplation, study and action available to those living in the Yukon. There have been workshops with teachers of Rinpoche that has been very helpful in a life long learning of emotional balance to benefit others. My life as a Holocaust child in Poland now as an elder, has been a life-long journey of understanding what is love. The Buddhist view has been key to understanding and opening my mind to unconditional love. Every moment is a challenge to practice this.

    Thank you to all the speakers, organizers, participants, viewers and those who can’t or are not with you all. It is exciting and hopeful especially for scientists, educators, parents and all those on the path of their life.


  35. Paulo Faria May 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I study many times reading the book How do Deal with Destructive Emotions, and I am very happy do participate on this wonderful, amazing summit Science and Wisdom of Emotions and hear the masters teatching more aboud emotions. Thank ou all by your generosity.
    From Sao Paulo/Brazil

  36. Paulo Faria May 6, 2021 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I study many times reading the book How do Deal with Destructive Emotions, and I am very happy do participate on this wonderful, amazing summit Science and Wisdom of Emotions and hear the masters teatching more aboud emotions. Thank ou all by your generosity. Richie Davidson thank you sharing the stories of His Holliness Dalai Lama.
    From Sao Paulo/Brazil

  37. Deborah Ruck, Milwaukee, WI USA May 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I watched a few of the Day 3 presentations this afternoon. I especially appreciated the Guided Practice: The 4 Pillars of Well-Being by Mingyur Rinpoche and the introduction provided by Richie Davidson. It was very helpful for Dr. Davidson to share the story about His Holiness the Dalai Lama and how he can effortlessly move from one emotion to the next in seconds. I went on my daily walk afterwards but almost didn’t because it was raining. As I went outside I opened my umbrella and noticed the dark clouds and rain was coming down over me but the sunshine was right behind me. The sunlight glorified the clouds and as I passed a magnolia tree in bloom on my left I noticed how vibrant pink the blossoms looked with the sun shining on them against the illuminated clouds. Tears came to my eyes gently. All of the images were fleeting as the conditions changed with each step I took. This experience reminded me of Mingyur Rinpoche’s reflections on awareness and clouds, and the story about His Holiness that Dr. Davidson shared. Each emotion has its beauty and gifts. Be grateful and let go.

  38. Wendy May 6, 2021 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Hello. I’m from Cleveland Ohio. Feeling good about some great news I have received recently and also a bit scared because of some physical symptoms. In general, though, doing well.

  39. muriel May 6, 2021 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Buenas noches, desde Montevideo, encantada de escuchar al Dr. Davidson, siempre sus enseñanzas son motivadoras!
    Muchas gracias por todo lo que nos enseña.

  40. María Fernanda Blanco May 6, 2021 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Desde Argentina MUY AGRADECIDA por esta oportunidad

  41. lie sun hau May 6, 2021 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Hi…nice to meet you from Jakarta

  42. cecilia mascarenhas May 8, 2021 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Thanks for enlightening us on the importance of wellbeing with a simple everyday example.

  43. LEVI DE ALMEIDA CARNEIRO May 8, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you all for these fantastic meetings!!! From Brazil!!!

  44. Natasha Nichols May 9, 2021 at 4:15 am - Reply

    Hi from Sweden…. Love this initiative and all the talks I had the time to listen to 😍❤️🙏
    Please make more talks for free in the future, and I love to share your insights about emotionsawareness and a happy humanity 😃🤗🙏
    Natasha 😊

  45. Martina Fornasiero May 9, 2021 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Hello from Milano Italy, Thnk you Dearly

  46. Connie May 10, 2021 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Herzlichen Dank für diese wundervolle Konferenz!

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