May 22: Pacific Standard
May 19: Wisconsin State Journal
May 16: Madison Magazine
May 16: The Dalai Lama website
May 15: Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
May 14: UW News
May 13: Wisconsin State Journal
May 2: The New York Times
Free the Mind Movie Review: Agony Eased by a Gentle Art
May: Madison Magazine
The World Wide Web - The Dalai Lama's unique, decades-long relationship with fellow Buddhists and UW researchers in Madison
April 30: Beliefnet.com
April 9: Badger Voice
April 5: Upaya Institute and Zen Center
Richard Davidson speaks with Joanna Harcourt-Smith about cultivating resilience to navigate the challenges of life with more equanimity, grace and compassion, and other topics on this monthly Upaya podcast series.
April 3: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HealthBeat
A study indicates mindfulness meditation might benefit people with chronic inflammatory diseases by reducing the level of inflammation.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Melissa Rosenkranz looked at data on about 60 people. About half got eight weeks of mindfulness training. The others were in a control group that got similar activities but without the mindfulness aspect. Mindfulness is a way to be in the moment without judging things such as how you feel emotionally about them.
Rosenkranz reports: "Those who participated in the mindfulness training had a smaller post-intervention inflammatory response relative to those who participated in the control intervention.’’
April 3: The New York Times
March 31: South China Morning Post
March 12: Wisconsin State Journal
Dalai Lama returning to Madison in May The Dalai Lama, who serves as both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet, is scheduled to visit Madison in May as part of a one-day series of panel discussions on making the world a healthier, happier place.
March 6: CBC Radio One
A Word To The Wise, Part 2 In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists (including Richard Davidson) - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic. What they have discovered about the nature of wisdom and being wise will enlighten and surprise you. Listen here.
February 25: The Wall Street Journal
Stress-Busting Smiles - A Genuine Grin Can Help the Heart; Is Polite Faking Enough to See Benefits? Researchers are finding that wearing a smile brings certain benefits, like slowing down the heart and reducing stress...
February 22: The Veronica Rueckert Show
Richard Davidson was a guest on The Veronica Rueckert Show.
February 11: Fox News
January 25: The New York Times
January 24: Fox 11, Green Bay
UW-Madison seeks war veterans for PTSD researchs. Researchers want to see if alternative treatments can help those returning from war.
January 19: Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
UW study shows benefits of mindfulness meditation for inflammation. A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists suggests mindfulness meditation techniques may help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma. See also Google full coverage.
January 18: The Tibet Post
The 26th Mind and Life Conference begins at Drepung University, where the world's foremost scientists and philosophers have gathered with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama to discuss "Mind, Brain and Matter."
January 17: The Daily Mail
New study suggests that meditation may ease pain from stress-related conditions like IBS and arthritis.
January 15: Idea Health & Fitness Association
January 11: Upaya Zen Center
ZEN BRAIN: EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS: Waking, Sleeping, Dreaming, Dying Recorded at a Upaya Zen Center retreat, the discussion with Dr. Davidson and other faculty revolves around scientific findings and contemplative perspectives on waking, sleeping and dying. Dr. Davidson also discusses the biological differences among various styles of meditation and the implications of contemplative science in the health care field.