The book's subject marks the eighth round in a series of ongoing meetings of the Mind Life Institute. The varied perspectives of science, philosophy, and Eastern and Western thought beautifully illustrate the symbiosis among the views, which are readily accessible despite their complexity. Among the book's many strengths is its organization, which allows readers to enjoy the entire five-day seminar or choose sections that are most relevant to their interests, such as "Cultivating Emotional Balance," "The Neuroscience of Emotion," "Encouraging Compassion," or "The Scientific Study of Consciousness." But the real joy is in gaining an insider's view of these extraordinary minds at work, especially that of the Dalai Lama, whose curiosity, Socratic questioning, and humor ultimately serve as the linchpin for the book's soaring intellectual discussion. --Silvana Tropea --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This effort to understanding and controlling emotions is so what we need --everywhere!
Whe I first saw this book I was hesitant to buy it, but after fliping through a few pages it was clear that I had to read it.
There is so much in this book, it is worth reading slowly so that you don't miss a thing!
I have read this book before and gained so much the discussion between Goleman and His Holiness. I benefited so much from their wise experience and discussion about how to overcome... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Spiritual Seeker
A wonderful read on self awareness applicable to professionals or Lay people. A wonderfully relaxing and insightful read. Not a quick read. One to be savored.Published 2 months ago by kuhl
Don't let the title fool you. This is not difficult technical reading. Instead, a wonderful look into one of the Mind and Life conferences with the Dalai Lama awaits you.Published 3 months ago by Laurie Renfro
"Destructive Emotions" is an account of one of the earliest meetings of the Mind and Life Symposium. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Too many movies, too little time
This book should be required reading for all teachers...at all levels of education. We highly recommend this book to everyone and will continue to buy and follow these authors.Published 7 months ago by David Raham
After an accident, decided to download audio - one of my most played items! it made me feel so much clearer about my own healing process, as well as that of others, and the long... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jampa
This cross-cultural brainstorming to look at what emotions are, how they work, and how meditation techniques can be used to cultivate positive emotional health and manage... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Heather R. Delancett
A excellent if informal presentation of intriguing occidental neuropsychologicsl research at many times through the lens of Buddhist Psychology. Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. Dempster
Years ago, thinking the Dalai Lama doesn't lead a normal life in the midst of a chaotic society, I did not study his teaching until I had a chance to read this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Trang Nguyen