Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them?: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama

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The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence offers a front-row seat at a groundbreaking meeting between the Dalai Lama and some of the foremost scientists and philosophers in the world.

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: Why do seemingly rational people commit acts of cruelty and violence? What are the root causes of destructive behavior? Can we learn to control the emotions that drive these impulses?

Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this rich encounter of science and spirit, East and West, brings together cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and psychology with the most sophisticated Buddhist practices for transforming negative emotions. Goleman, as scientific coordinator and narrator, also reveals the personalities behind the debates as the participants develop ideas for further collaboration and research.

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Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is the author of the world-wide bestsellers Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence, and coauthor of Primal Leadership. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and co-chair of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence at Rutgers University.

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In a typically smooth production, pioneer audio producer Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, mines the depths of the Dalai Lama's understanding of human emotions and asks how humanity might counter the escalating problem of destructive emotions. This intelligent abridgment loses none of the author's elegant thinking, especially as read by Ed Levin, who really understands this material. The star of this audio, however, is the Dalai Lama, whose thinking spans many disciplines and encompasses the most relevant and powerful ideas today about emotional functioning. The program is a fascinating example of how a thoughtful journalist can bring important ideas to the public's attention and hold their interest in the material. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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