20 Years of Research and Insights Catalyzed by a Scientific Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Twenty years ago, the Mind & Life Institute held the seminal Destructive Emotions dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, exploring how we can overcome our negative emotions and cultivate our best human qualities. That gathering proved to be a catalyst for a revolution in the western conception of emotions, and helped springboard the scientific study of compassion. Through the Science & Wisdom of Emotions Summit co-hosted with The Awake Network, many of the visionary scientists from the original dialogue—along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama—gathered with a new generation of inspiring thinkers to discuss the latest scientific insights, share practices for cultivating emotional well-being and emotional intelligence, and explore how developing our emotional wisdom can contribute to our collective flourishing.

The Summit was held live online May 2021 and is now available for purchase in its entirety on a sliding scale through The Awake Network. Five sessions are available for free.

A 4-Day Guided Exploration of the Powerful Forces that Shape Our Lives, including:

  • The latest scientific insights and contemplative perspectives on the nature of emotions, stress, and human connection.
  • Powerful practices to transform difficult emotions and cultivate our natural wisdom, compassion, and joy.
  • How to harness the power of our emotions to participate in the creation of a more interconnected and compassionate world.