The Science and Practice of Compassion

Dr. Kelly McGonigal

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Dr. Kelly McGonigal


Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Through the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, she co-authored the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training, which integrates compassion meditation with contemporary psychological approaches. She is the author of several books, including the “The Willpower Instinct,” “Yoga for Pain Relief,” and her latest book, the “The Upside of Stress.”

Learn more about Kelly on her website here, and access her online course, The Science of Compassion, here. Her newest book: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
is also now available online and at most local booksellers. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

Acharya Fleet Maull


Fleet Maull is an intrepid social activist/peacemaker and itinerant meditation teacher who travels the world leading retreats, peacemaker trainings, prison programs and transformational seminars. He is an empowered senior teacher in two Buddhist lineages, as an Acharya in the international Shambhala Buddhist Community and a Sensei in the Zen Peacemaker Order. Fleet is well known as a prison reform activist and the founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.

Learn more about Fleet Maull by visiting his personal website and check out the work he is doing at the Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.

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