Culminating Keynote Dialogue

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Richard Davidson, PhD and Daniel Goleman, PhD

Culminating Keynote Dialogue

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In this rich dialogue, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Richard Davdison and Daniel Goleman explore a vast terrain of topics including: His Holiness’s latest ideas about new directions for scientific inquiry into emotions, how we can meet social injustice with compassion, the importance of mind training and ethics as two important bases of living a happy life, our common responsibility to build a peaceful and happy future as a global community and more. Listen in as His Holiness shares his insights, wisdom and big heart!

About His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people; Author, The Art of Happiness and The Universe in a Single Atom.

About Richard Davidson, PhD

Richie Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 465 articles, numerous chapters and reviews, and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain, published in 2012, and co-author with Daniel Goleman Altered Traits, published in 2017. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017 and appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in 2018.

To learn more about Dr. Davidson's work you can visit Center for Healthy Minds.

About Daniel Goleman, PhD

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and science journalist. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was a bestseller and has been translated into more than 40 languages. His most recent book, Altered Traits, was co-authored with Richard Davidson and reviews the best meditation research. Dan has also organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healing Emotions, Destructive Emotions, and Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence. For the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Dan wrote A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for our World. He is a former board member and a Founding Steward of the Mind & Life Institute.

You can learn more about Dr. Goleman's work on his website.

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  1. Debbie Reier May 6, 2021 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    May we all work toward a world where, as the Dalai Lama instructed, when we use the word “we” that “we” will cover everyone on this earth. What an awesome summit!

  2. Rochelle Arojado May 6, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for your wisdom.

  3. Vesanto Melina May 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much.
    Simple messages, yet they go SO deep.

    Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian
    Email: [email protected]

  4. Cathy D Hack May 6, 2021 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    It is always a great honor to hear from the Dalai Lama particularly in this difficult time. Thank you to all who organized and participated in this heart warming summit.

  5. Erika Poo Rivara May 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Common responsibility to make a happy humanity,
    Beautiful message, thank you so much 🙏

  6. Windyz Ferreira, Ph.D (Brazil) May 6, 2021 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Wonderful experience with the Dalai Lama despite the distance and time. He transports us to another realm of understanding of ourselves and our role in the world regardind our sense as well as comprehension of humanity as one. His speech from his sensitive, truethfull heart connects to our heart and lead us to expands our consciousnesd. I am indeed deeply touched by him and will add his suggestions and inputs into my research agenda. Much grateful for this valuable summit.
    The time for participating or watching the guests contributions was very little for many of us. Therefore, considering both relevance and objective of the summit as well as its global feature ,together with its importance in this time of extreme caused by the Pandemia, I suggest that these videos continue to be accessible for free, as the largest population in the world is undergoing hardship.
    I believe that the main purpose of the summit is to help humanity to understand and overcome destructive emotions, shifting from them to compassion, loving kindness and a heartfelt attitude/intention towards others, hence ensuring access is a coherent and elevated decision to support this mission.

    • Alileau Haddouche May 7, 2021 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you to underline the necessity of making accessible the summit videos and the Holiness teachings for everybody without any conditions as a matter of reality, to help as much as people developing peace within and out with .
      May all find and share peacefulness.
      Thank you to all the participants of the summit and beyond .

  7. Stan May 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    It’s always an opportunity and privilege to hear his Holiness simply explain his wonderfully consistent and beautiful view of reality and how we should approach day to day life to benefit ourselves and everyone else.

  8. Norouzinia May 6, 2021 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for sharing this conversation.
    Wish peace and happiness around the world.
    Thank you

  9. Helena Adamec May 7, 2021 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Wonderfull inspiring the dalaï-lama.may compassion allways be in us.namaste

  10. Madina Estephan May 7, 2021 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Thank you for the oneness of the humain being ! I went in -one person and left out – United. So wonderful experience of the wisdom sharing, Common sense , common humain needs and aspirations make the way possible for everyone. When the awareness and intention are meeting each other all just the question of the right choice .
    Let’s move to the next level of evolution Hominem Unimae! 🙂
    Huge thank you for his holiness, experts, organizers, community and all those who was part of this trip to the collective wisdom !
    With love from Paris ❤️

  11. Sophie Seex May 7, 2021 at 2:15 am - Reply

    With heartfelt wishes we remember these essential teachings every day – thank you

  12. Chin Tee Lee. May 7, 2021 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Wonderful Inspiration! Loving compassion shared amongst 7 billion people! Solving disagreements through dialogue and being mindful of how we use our 3 doors of communication to spread natural goodness and universal understanding. Thank you Holiness.

  13. Maret May 7, 2021 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Soooooooo thank you
    Beautiful words
    Estonia Tallinn

  14. Melanie May 7, 2021 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Yes we need to educate the children at school but also the parents expecting babies to support the emotional development pre school. So clear when his holiness explains – every one would benefit from hearing this to understand their role in a happy society and planet. Keep spreading the message every one!

  15. Mechtild May 7, 2021 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and tremondously inspiring summit! I am very happy being able to be part of it!

  16. Jane May 7, 2021 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Thank you for making complexity appear simple and hopeful at this summit

  17. Jonna Norman May 7, 2021 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Thank you 🙏💜💙💛🧡❤💚💙💛💜🧡❤💚💜💜💙💛❤🧡💚💛💙

  18. divya agrawal Agrawal May 7, 2021 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Thank you Holiness….so profound ,we are all blessed we got the chance to hear you …tremendously inspiring summit! will try to keep up with all we heard ..try to imbibe it ..thanks again

  19. divya agrawal Agrawal May 7, 2021 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Thank you Holiness….so profound ,we are all blessed we got the chance to hear you …

  20. Eva-Maria Mehrgardt May 7, 2021 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Yes, of course, nice. BUT- the power of destructive emotions seems to be so imense. Imagine you have a group or a country with loads of nice and compassionate people and there is this one person – or group- screeming and lying and misbehaving like hell, their influence is so massive, ALL world, all the media are discussing and focussing on this misbehaviour. This is happening everywhere, even in very small groups . How to develop the strength to stand against that, to say what there is to say, how to manage not to be seen as a bad person, a whistleblower? Yes, I know the answer for sure is compassion, cooperation a.s.o. – We know that, we hear it all the time, we try to live accordingly – but still… now we have loads of techniques teaching us all these wonderful things. If we have the time and the money we can happily engage in that and have a great time. Yes, I have experienced it works. Also – and more often – it does not work. Then we need courage, to stand up, to support each other, to be truly solidary. So how to develop courage? To exercise wrathful compassion we need to be so much more skillfull, less ego -driven of course, but also willing to take risks.

  21. Diane Boover May 7, 2021 at 6:52 am - Reply

    STrange how a pandemic has produced the means in which to connect globally with each other in such a meaningful way.
    This has been transformative and fairly simple.
    Let us all train our minds to teach our emotions to be more loving and compassionate in order to eliminate the hatred and fear which are blocking our ability to be happy and to help each other to have less pain and suffering in all of our lives.
    Did I get that right?

  22. Thilo May 7, 2021 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I would like to draw attention to the real unsung hero here:
    The translator Thupten Jinpa, who talked on day 2.
    If this was a live-session and he did translate on the fly he is incredible!

    I never saw him taking a pause for a second.
    (even if this was edited later and he had time to translate,
    he seems to have a tremendous capacity to focus and stay on the subject)

    Such are the non-spectacular yet amazing accomplishments of longterm meditation.

  23. SOON HEE SMYTH May 7, 2021 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Thank You so very much Every One for Amazing Event ,THIS IS AMAZING EXPERIENCE for me !!!

  24. Elizabeth Wylie May 7, 2021 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Listening to Your Holiness opens my heart.

  25. Nilda Sellanes May 7, 2021 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Muy agradecida por este evento! Que podamos caminar hacia una humanidad más compasiva!
    Vivo en Buenos Aires y es una oportunidad hermosa escucharlos!
    También esta pandemia nos está permitiendo conectarnos, aprender, encontrarnos en estos maravillosos espacios!

  26. Victoria Manning May 7, 2021 at 9:02 am - Reply

    The most profound and beautiful, loving and hopeful hours I have spent. So deeply inspiring. To know that 97,000 humans are participating from 140 countries world wide is amazing and gives hope that we may actually create a better, loving world and save our beautiful planet…
    With love and deep appreciation. I will carry what I have learned with me as I go through my life and share with others. ❤️

  27. Ana Cristina Lessa Simões May 7, 2021 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Such an honour and incredible opportunity for me, back here in Brazil, in such difficult times, to hear from HH Dalai Lama – and other all panelists. It really brought me comfort and hope! Thank you and the Grace for this opportinity!

  28. Adriana May 7, 2021 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Una bendición poder sentir este compartir de sabiduría, soy muy afortunada de participar en este evento. El poder hacer conexión con nuestras emociones y con el propósito nutre mi espíritu. Gracias!

  29. Nancy J May 7, 2021 at 11:41 am - Reply

    After feeding our hungry minds, the Dalai Lama leaves us with his chuckling laugh and warms my heart.

  30. Tatjana Kristek May 7, 2021 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Just great! So simple, basic ideas and so profound. Inspiration for all!🧡

  31. Meredith Zelman Narissi May 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    So beautiful and wise. I especially loved “we” as the inclusion of 7 billion people on the planet! Thank you so much

  32. Claire May 7, 2021 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much Holiness. Thank you so much for these teachings. Looking forward to exploring the Abhidharma and more beautiful monsters. It’s been an amazing mind expanding inspiring summit! Thank you so much.

  33. Alexandra May 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    What an amazing 4 days, I’ve listened to several of the conversations each day and very much enjoyed it. Many thanks for this.

  34. Maria May 7, 2021 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for so generously sharing this wonderful summit. Thank you for the many guides to mindfully meditating to help make us aware of ourselves and our emotions. May we all work together to consider ourselves in oneness with the 7 billion humans on this plant.

  35. Tim Mitchell May 7, 2021 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Amazing amazing amazing. Thank you so much His Holiness and the eminent questioners/translator

  36. Karen Blanchard May 8, 2021 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing so much wisdom and information during this summit. Though I was not able to hear/see them all, I was inspired nonetheless!

  37. Kerri Warner May 8, 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

    I am so grateful that the opportunity to listen to this was extended!
    It is so inspiring to listen to His Holiness. Thank you so much.
    There is so much suffering, negativity, and hate in the world .
    I may not be able to change the minds of others,
    but at least if I can continue to train my own mind, I may be able to have some positive impact somewhere.

  38. Jan Silvano May 8, 2021 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Thank you for making the summit available and for extending the viewing times! I am grateful for all the work involved and for the beautiful sharing and valuable reminders your extended to each of one us: that we can make each encounter a loving and peaceful one.

  39. Angie May 8, 2021 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I am really grateful to all of you.!! Thanks a lot! 🙏💖

  40. Cecilia Custidiano May 8, 2021 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Gracias por siempre!! Desde que compre el libro de Emociones destructivas hace tantos años , estoy eternamente agradecida de lo actual de esas enseñanzas que perduran en el tiempo. Estos diálogos nos hace recordar lo inmenso y capaz que es el ser humano de entrenar sus emociones para vivir una vida mas ´plena, trabajo de todos los días!

  41. Lucila Agnese May 8, 2021 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Very wise thanks a lot!!!

  42. sustain May 8, 2021 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this deeply human and compassionate presentation. Very inspiring !!

  43. leonor murillo May 8, 2021 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    my thanks are infinite appreciate every moment of this great meeting
    .Blessings to each one of the participants for their great generosity and

  44. María May 8, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I appreciate your generosity for sharing this teaching with me, but it was not possible to watch the videos. I try every day and it was impossible. I could only see Daniel Goleman and Sankari Goldstein.
    Love and compassion for all for your generosity. Thank you…

  45. Chimé Thenzotsang Wangdu May 8, 2021 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Thuk je chey! 🙏🏻 from the bottom of my heart to all the organizers and presenters especially His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his profound wisdom and teachings on compassion for all sentient beings, social transformation, universal understanding and oneness of humanity. This has been an amazing four days of learning about the mind, emotion, and the benefits of generating positive emotions. Thank you also to Geshey Thupten Jinpa la for his wonderful translation. The Science and Wisdom of Emotion Summit has truly been an amazing experience and I feel blessed I had this opportunity to participate and learn. Thank you so much.

  46. Rodica Zimbru May 9, 2021 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Wonderful experience!!!
    I feel blessed. Thank you!

  47. Michele C Willingham May 9, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I love/embrace the idea of teaching/using Natural Compassion. The truth is obvious that people must love others, ourselves and the whole world. Why not make this an easy task by offering it each day in lieu of carrying the media induced attitudes of hate. Thank you , Your Holiness and Daniel and Richard – light and enlightening.

  48. Teresa Walczyk May 9, 2021 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much to you all for this wonderful presentations. I hope that more and more people can experience what I learned and realize.
    This was amazing 😉!!!

  49. Dr Carolyn Reinhart May 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you all so much. It was wonderful to hear the history and beginnings of this summit outlined in the last session on day 4. Will you keep us up to date from now on in some way? That is, with a website or occasional newsletter which is something I particularly thought of after hearing the dialogue about where we have been and where we are going. I am extremely interested to keep in touch somehow. You have done an amazing and unique amount of research and gained so many insights to share with us globally especially during this time of crisis at every level. Take care.

  50. Paula Robertson May 10, 2021 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Thank you..this was a beautiful summit. Please tell us how we can get involved in continuing this important work.

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