The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
by Dacher Keltner
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 9 AM Pacific Time
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Cost: Suggested donation $10 US.
We will offer this program free to those whose resources are limited.
In Awe, Dr. Dacher Keltner presents a radical investigation and deeply personal inquiry into the meaning of this elusive emotion. Keltner takes us on a tour of new research into how awe can transform our brains and bodies, alongside examinations of the meaning and influence of awe across history, culture, and within his own life during a period of grief. Awe shows us how to cultivate awe in our everyday life, and how doing so can put us in touch with the most humane aspects of our human nature.
About the Author
Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. A renowned expert in the science of human emotion, Dr. Keltner studies compassion and awe, how we express emotion, and how emotions guide our moral identities and search for meaning. His research interests also span issues of power, status, inequality, and social class. He is the author of The Power Paradox and the bestselling book Born to Be Good, and the coeditor of The Compassionate Instinct. His latest book, Awe, is a national bestseller.
Photo credit Natalie Keltner-McNeil
About the Host
Gard Jameson received his Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005. He teaches Chinese and Indian Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to his tenure at UNLV, he spent 25 years practicing as a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner at Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern and Touche Ross.
He is the author of three books, Footprints on the Sands of Time (1985), the story of his mentor, Dr. Raymond M. Alf, Phaethon: Our Mythic Moment (2009), an ancient Greek tale that illuminates our current predicament, and Monkey: Our Mythic Moment (2012), the grand epic of China.
Gard helped found and chairs the boards of the Children's Advocacy Alliance and the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada. He is the Treasurer of VMSN (Voluneer in Medicine in Southern Nevada). He also helped found the Nevada Community Foundation.
Gard also serves on the board of the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development and the Alf Museum of Life in Claremont, California, and is the associate pastor at Grace Community Church in Boulder City, Nevada.'