Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Destructive Emotions - Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman

Destructive Emotions - Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman
A common challenge for humanity lies at the heart of this book, which documents a collaboration between the Dalai Lama and a group of scientists focusing on human behaviour and understanding and countering destructive emotions. Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, narrates this dialogue which uncovers the debilitating effects of negativity, and offers effective methods to overcome them.

The participants at this Mind and Life Conference included Geshe Thubten Jinpa, Ajahn Maha Somchai Kusalacitto, Matthieu Ricard, Alan Wallace, and professors Richard Davidson, Mark Greenberg, Owen Flanagan, Paul Ekman, Jeanne Tsai, and the late Francesco Varela.

The topics discussed include What Are Desctructive Emotions?, Buddhist Psychology, the Anatomy of Mental Afflictions, the Neuroscience of Emotion, Our Potential for Change, the Universality of Emotion, Cultivating Emotional Balance, the Influence of Culture, Schooling for the Good Heart, Encouraging Compassion, the Protean Brain, the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and how practices that reduce negativity have also been shown to bolster the immune system, and how meditation can strengthen emotional stability and greatly enhance our positive moods.





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