By Daniel Goleman
*Why do likely rational, clever humans dedicate acts of cruelty and violence?
*What are the foundation factors of damaging behavior?
*How will we regulate the sentiments that force those impulses?
*Can we discover ways to reside at peace with ourselves and others?
Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his deepest assembly room with a small workforce of world-class scientists and philosophers. the controversy is vigorous and engaging as those major 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 reviews at the leap forward learn this historical collecting inspired.
Buddhist philosophy tells us that each one own disappointment and interpersonal clash lie within the “three poisons”: yearning, anger, and myth. It additionally presents antidotes of staggering mental sophistication--which at the moment are being proven by way of sleek neuroscience. With new high-tech units, scientists can peer contained in the mind facilities that calm the interior storms of rage and worry. additionally they can display that awareness-training thoughts corresponding to meditation develop emotional stability--and significantly improve our confident moods.
The exclusive panel individuals document those contemporary findings and debate an exciting diversity of different themes: What function do harmful feelings play in human evolution? Are they “hardwired” in bodies? Are they common, or does tradition verify how we think? How will we nurture the compassion that also is our birthright? We find out how practices that decrease negativity have additionally been proven to strengthen the immune process. the following, too, is an enlightened concept for a school-based software of social and emotional studying which can support our kids bring up self-awareness, deal with their anger, and develop into extra empathetic.
Throughout, those provocative principles are dropped at lifestyles via the play of personalities, via the Dalai Lama’s probing questions, and by way of his outstanding humorousness. even if there are not any effortless solutions, the dialogues, that are a part of a chain backed by means of the brain and lifestyles Institute, chart an eventually hopeful direction. they're bound 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 compile 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.