In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it. Read More »

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Welcome to the website and blog of psychologist Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. Dr. Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Working as a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half; it is available around the world in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Read More »


Date City Venue Country
Tour: Altered Traits
9/27 Santa Monica, California Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre || New Roads School United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 3131 Olympic Boulevard. An Evening with Daniel Goleman discussing Altered Traits – hosted by Live Talks LA Buy Tickets More information
9/28 Santa Barbara, California Trinity Lutheran Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 909 N La Cumbre Rd. Daniel Goleman discusses his new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Presented by Buddha Fest LA. Buy Tickets More information
10/3 New York New York Society for Ethical Culture United States
Time: 7:00pm. The Untold Story of America’s Mindfulness Movement: Then, Now, & the Future || An Evening With Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson and Jon Kabat-Zinn Buy Tickets More information
10/8 - 10/9 New York, NY The Town Hall United States
Time: 10:00am. Address: 123 West 43rd Street. WISDOM 2.0: Join us for a one-of-a-kind gathering in the heart of New York City to explore living with greater presence and connection in an increasingly fast-paced world. The conference will bring together leaders from across the mindfulness world— including those in education, healthcare, politics, and more!— to explore the power and practice of mindfulness. We are thrilled to team up with Anderson Cooper and others in this conversation. Buy Tickets More information
10/13 - 10/14 Boston, MA Harvard Institute of Coaching Conference United States
Time: 8:45am. Coaching In Leadership and Healthcare Buy Tickets More information
Tour: Altered Traits
10/17 Washington, DC Friends Meeting House United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 2111 Florida Ave NW. Daniel Goleman discusses his new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Presented by Buddha Fest. Buy Tickets More information

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