Can the world 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 the destructive emotions that pose grave dangers to our individual and collective fate.
Out of the week-long discussion between the Dalai Lama and a small group of eminent psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers, Goleman weaves together a compelling narrative account. Where do these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known 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?