Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and breakthroughs in a variety of fields from neuroscience to child development, this book offers fresh insights into how we can recognise and transform our destructive emotions. It tells where destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known in Buddhism as the three poisons) come from.
This work brings together ancient Buddhist wisdom and contemporary breakthroughs in a wide variety of fields, from neuroscience to child development, to offer insights into how we can recognize and transform the destructive emotions that pose grave dangers to our individual and collective fate. Out of a week long discussion between the Dalai Lama and leading figures from the worlds of neuroscience and psychology, Goleman weaves together a narrative account of what the destructive emotions are, where they come from, how the child and then the adult brain is shaped, how these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known in Buddhism as the three poisons) can be transformed and how they must be transformed if they are not to threaten humanity's collective safety and its future.
Daniel Goleman, PhD, covers the behavioural and brain sciences for THE NEW YORK TIMES and his articles appear throughout the world in syndication. He has taught at Harvard, where he received his PhD, and was formerly senior editor of PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. His previous books include: VITAL LIES, SIMPLE TRUTHS; THE MEDITATIVE MIND; EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE and WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
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