||Destructive Emotions : A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama|
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
|Publisher||Bantam ; (March 30, 2004)|
|Keyword||Destructive Emotions; Meditation|
|Abstract||*Why do seemingly rational, intelligent people commit acts of cruelty and violence?|
*What are the root causes of destructive behavior?
*How can we control the emotions that drive these impulses?
*Can we learn to live at peace with ourselves and others?
Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his private meeting room with a small group of world-class scientists and philosophers. The talk is lively and fascinating as these leading minds grapple with age-old questions of compelling contemporary urgency. Daniel Goleman, the internationally bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, provides the illuminating commentary--and reports on the breakthrough research this historic gathering inspired.
|Table of contents||A SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION|
1. The Lama in the Lab 3
2. A Natural Scientist 28
DAY ONE: WHAT ARE DESTRUCTIVE EMOTIONS?
3. The Western Perspective 45
4. A Buddhist Psychology 72
5. The Anatomy of Mental Afflictions 87
DAY TWO: FEELINGS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
6. The Universality of Emoiton 119
7. Cultivating Emotional Balance 157
DAY THREE: WINDOWS INTO THE BRAIN
8. The Neuroscience of Emotion 179
9. Our Potential Change 205
DAY FOUR: MASTERING EMOTIONAL SKILLS
10. The Influence of Culture 237
11. Schooling for the Good Heart 256
12. Encouraging Compassion 280
DAY FIVE: REASONS FOR OPTIMISM
13. The Scientific Study of Consciousness 305
14. The Protean Brain 334
Afterword: The Journey Continues 355
About the Participants 379
About the Mind and Life Institute 385
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