Emotional Awareness

Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman; Read by Richard Gere

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Two leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment

At their first meeting, a remarkable bond was sparked between His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the world’s most revered spiritual leaders, and the psychologist Paul Ekman, whose groundbreaking work helped to define the science of emotions. Now these two luminaries share their thinking about science and spirituality, the bonds between East and West, and the nature and quality of our emotional lives.

In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Ekman prod and push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? Should a person extend her compassion to a torturer—and would that even be biologically possible? What does science reveal about the benefits of Buddhist meditation, and can Buddhism improve through engagement with the scientific method? As they come to grips with these issues, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds.

Accompanied by commentaries on the findings of emotion research and the teachings of Buddhism, their interplay—amusing, challenging, eye-opening, and moving—guides us on a transformative journey in the understanding of emotions.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman; Read by Richard Gere

Tenzin Gyatzo, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and is the temporal and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. The author of The Art of Happiness, among many other books, he is the head of the Tibetan government in exile and resides in Dharamsala, India.

Paul Ekman is the world’s foremost expert on facial expressions and a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. He is the author of fourteen books, including Emotions Revealed and lives in northern California.

Dalai Lama
Paul Ekman, Ph.D.
Richard Gere

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Emotional Awareness
Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman; Read by Richard Gere

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
December 2008
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427205223
ISBN10: 1427205221
5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 10:00
$39.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
December 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205230
ISBN10: 142720523X
Audio Run Time: 10:00
$19.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
September 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805087123
ISBN10: 0805087125
5 1/2 x 9 inches, 288 pages, Includes one frontispiece, one figure, one cartoon, and two photographs
$23.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
March 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805090215
ISBN10: 0805090215
5 1/4 x 8 inches, 288 pages, Includes eight black-and-white photographs
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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429941525
ISBN10: 1429941529
5 1/2 x 9 inches, 288 pages, Includes one frontispiece, one figure, one cartoon, and two photographs
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