Can the worlds of science and philosophy work together to recognise our destructive emotions such as hatred, craving, and delusion? Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in a variety of fields from neuroscience to child development, Daniel Goleman's extraordinary book offers fresh insights into how we can recognise and transform our destructive emotions. Out of a week-long discussion between the Dalai Lama and small group of eminent psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers, Goleman weaves together a compelling narrative account. Where do these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, kwn in Buddhism as the three poisons) come from? And how can we transform them to prevent them from threatening 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.