Bullying, aggression, racial tensions – these are unfortunate realities in today’s world. David Osher, Vice President in Education, Human Development and the Workforce at the American Institutes for Research as well as Co-Director of AIR’s Human and Social Development Program, has worked for more than four decades on creating safety in schools and families.  more

We know that physical fitness is important. But scientific research now shows that children that have social and emotional fitness do better in school and life. They even have higher academic achievement.   more

Dr. Dan Siegel offers some revolutionary strategies when it comes to developing the child's mind. Check out below the 6 steps he provides to build kindness and resilience in children. (Follow the links at the end of each video to view the next step)Chapter 1: The Opportunity to Build the Circuits of Kindness and Resilience more

In February 2012, Richie Davidson joined the Dalai Lama Center and the UBC Institute for Mental Health for "The Emotional Life of Your Brain". He has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional "styles," including resilience, self-awareness, and attention.Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain circuits that underlie each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. more

 Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center's Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart. more

Why is anxiety becoming an epidemic among children of all ages? In May 2012, Dr. Gordon Neufeld shed fresh light on this problem, paving the way for natural interventions that focus on the root causes as opposed to just managing the symptoms.MAKING SENSE OF ANXIETY IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH more

Dr. Daniel Siegel explains the concept of Mindsight, the ability for the mind to see itself.  more

The Fetzer Institute is an organization that engages with people and projects around the world to help bring the power of love, forgiveness, and compassion to the center of individual and community life. At the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, they presented the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with the Fetzer Prize for Love and Forgiveness. more

Jody Williams will be presenting a talk in Vancouver on Friday, March 19. In this video, she shares the stage with the Dalai Lama and tells the audience how compassion requires action. more

In this clip, the Dalai Lama discusses the different types of happiness with world-renowned psychologist Dr Paul Ekman. Ekman, who is the inspiration for the television drama Lie to Me, will be giving a talk entitled "Darwin, the Dalai Lama and the Nature of Compassion" on March 11 in Vancouver. more