An Evening with Daniel Goleman

Tue. Oct 17, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
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Daniel Goleman discusses his new book,
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body


Daniel Goleman unveils new research that shows what meditation can really do for the brain.


In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent band-aid for everything from weight loss to relationships to professional achievement. Goleman's new book, co-authored with neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson, is Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Mind, Brain, and Body.


Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology, the authors demonstrate that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. But sheer hours aren't enough....


Daniel Goleman is the New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking book Emotional Intelligence. A psychologist and science journalist, he reported on brain and behavioral research for the New York Times for many years.

He is the author of more than a dozen books, including three accounts of meetings he has moderated between the Dalai Lama and scientists, psychotherapists, and social activists. Goleman is a founding member of the board of the Mind and Life Institute, a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and co-director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.


"A happy synthesis of the authors' remarkable careers, which grew from the intuition they shared as students that there was something deep and transformative about meditation, Altered Traits tells the story of what has been discovered since and why it matters critically at this moment on the planet."


-Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners


"This exquisite duet between a down-to-earth science writer and path-breaking neuroscientist is a tour-de-force, revealing how training the mind can transform the brain and our sense of self, inspiring us to create a greater sense of well-being, meaning, and connection in our world. Bravo!"


-Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of the New York Times best sellers, Mind and Brainstorm

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Friends Meeting House 2111 Florida Ave NW
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