Mind & Life XX – Session 3

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems” on April 9-11, 2010. Economic Research on Altruistic/Pro-Social BehaviorSPEAKERS:His Holiness the 14th Dalai LamaLord Richard LayardWilliam HarbaughErnst Fehr This session presents the most important findings from economic research on cooperation, decision-making and pro-social motivation and behavior (e.g. concepts of …

Mind & Life XX – Session 2

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems” on April 9-11, 2010. Altruism: Evolutionary Origins and Modern ExpressionsSPEAKERS:His Holiness the 14th Dalai LamaJoan SilkErnst SehrTania SingerJohn Dunne This session focuses on questions of altruism and egoism as conceived in Buddhist and Western philosophy as well as on …

Mind & Life XX – Session 1

Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems” on April 9-11, 2010.  Compassion, Empathy, Altruism, and Prosocial BehaviorSPEAKERS:His Holiness the 14th Dalai LamaDaniel BatsonTania SingerRichard DavidsonMatthieu Ricard This session includes short presentations summarizing the Buddhist, neuroscientific and psychological views on empathy, compassion and pro-social motivation, and why …