Category Archives: Science

Preschoolers and Compassion

Oct 2012 I just went to a lecture at Stanford about neuroscience research going on about compassion practice. While I am already a believer in the efficacy of meditative practices without charts and graphs to convince me, it seems helpful for many people to see the religion of science confirm that you can change your brain and patterns through practice!

One study was done with preschoolers in teaching them compassion meditation, and then observing how they distributed stickers more equitably after this amongst their friend, enemy, and strangers. This stuff works, whether with PhDs or preschoolers!