By Daniel Goleman
*Why do probably rational, clever humans devote acts of cruelty and violence?
*What are the basis explanations of damaging behavior?
*How will we keep an eye on the sentiments that force those impulses?
*Can we discover ways to dwell at peace with ourselves and others?
Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his deepest assembly room with a small crew of world-class scientists and philosophers. the controversy is energetic and interesting as those prime minds grapple with age-old questions of compelling modern urgency. Daniel Goleman, the the world over bestselling writer of Emotional Intelligence, presents the illuminating commentary—and stories at the step forward learn this historical amassing inspired.
Buddhist philosophy tells us that every one own disappointment and interpersonal clash lie within the “three poisons”: yearning, anger, and fantasy. It additionally presents antidotes of fantastic mental sophistication--which at the moment are being proven through sleek neuroscience. With new high-tech units, scientists can peer contained in the mind facilities that calm the interior storms of rage and worry. in addition they can exhibit that awareness-training suggestions similar to meditation improve emotional stability--and vastly improve our optimistic moods.
The extraordinary panel participants record those fresh findings and debate a thrilling variety of different issues: What position do harmful feelings play in human evolution? Are they “hardwired” in bodies? Are they common, or does tradition verify how we believe? How will we nurture the compassion that also is our birthright? We find out how practices that lessen negativity have additionally been proven to strengthen the immune approach. the following, too, is an enlightened idea for a school-based software of social and emotional studying which may support our kids elevate self-awareness, deal with their anger, and develop into extra empathetic.
Throughout, those provocative principles are delivered to lifestyles by way of the play of personalities, through the Dalai Lama’s probing questions, and by way of his miraculous humorousness. even if there aren't any effortless solutions, the dialogues, that are a part of a chain subsidized by way of the brain and lifestyles Institute, chart an eventually hopeful path. they're absolute to spark dialogue between educators, spiritual and political leaders, parents—and everyone who search peace for themselves and the world.
The brain and lifestyles Institute sponsors cross-cultural dialogues that collect the Dalai Lama and different Buddhist students with Western scientists and philosophers. brain and lifestyles VIII, on which this publication is predicated, came about in Dharamsala, India, in March 2000.